We would like to understand how to create these types of cuts via Solidworks.
The part would be created as a developed version i.e unbent.
Does anyone have any methodology they could share ??
I think like this...
The option would to make it unbend, add the required cut (cut extrude) and then use flex to do the bend.
Assuming the bends will always create 90 Deg Angles, it seems like a sketch block would work.
Due to customer restrictions, I cannot post the part I made easily, and I did not do the conversion to sheet metal yet.
But once it is a sheet metal part, you should be able to do a bend and go from there.
The sketch region begins on the inside wall of the tubing and the arc sizes are dependant upon your lasers capabilities. In this example I added .03 clearance to the outside cut.
Hope this is of help.
thanks for input - but looking to create a radius on outer face , not a square corner . The example picture illustrates a sort of rolling radius cut .
absolutely correct - this is what we require . We would wish to place such a cut on a structural member i.e 40x40x3 steel box section , and then flex the part to close the bend.
There is a good video on you tube showing that type of cut.
If you find anymore examples of corner mitreing using a tube laser I would be interested to see.
Just to add,: In case you need to use the same profile again and again, add it as a design library features and then you can simply drag/drop onto the part feature.
Is this possible to work with different tube dimensions? Or you mast have the same tube shape, dimensions, and ark to work fine?
It is relay good trick adding it to design library
Yes you can work with different dimensions. You can create configurations based on different tube dimensions.
Thank you very much for your promote replay.
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