How would one create a rib on a sheetmetal bend? I'm guessing it would be with a forming tool but i can't get my planes right.
SW 2011 SP5.0
I'm trying to add a rib/form on the bend for strengthening.
Good afternoon Mark,
Could you upload the part?
I have 2012, but I'd like to try something and I think I can explain the fix good enough in the post "if" I can get it to work like you need it to work,
you bet, I uploaded it.
Try this one
Good afternoon Kelvin,
That will work,
I got a question for you; I don't use ribs, emobosses or louvers a lot, did you try it in 2012??
I think I got issues on this end, (no it has nothing to do with the video card), when I drag the forming tool on the sheet metal surface a pop up comes up and asks if I want to make a derived part, what's up with that!!
I don't have time to mess with it now and I hardly if ever use it anyhow so no hair off my knukles,
Make sure you mark the folder over in the design library as a Forming Tool Folder. RMB on the folder to do that.
Good morning Anna,
Thanks, like I said I hardly ever use forming tools and I just loaded 2012 and I just needed to do what you said,
Great, now can you explain how to fix this?
my part is 0.10" thk what will I have to make the bend radius for it to work.
It's exactly what I'm looking for though.
What do you make the stop plane on this forming tool? I created one based off of your part but still can't get that radius error to work.
What am I missing here? is it my stop face or something.
This is what I get so far
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