I am trying to create a sheet metal cylinder with 2 hemmed edges top and bottom. In 2009. And flatten it for working drawings for prodution.
Good morning Steve,
Welcome to the Forum,
I can do it in 2012 with the feature Swept Flange, I don't think you can do it in 2009. If you give me the overall sizes, (ht, dia, hem size, etc..) I'll develop the flat for you and send it to you in a dxf format.
It's not a major concern it's only a small project I was working on to develope my Solidworks skills. Set out below are the dimensions and material thickness. I don't think I can open and convert the DXF using an earlier version but it's a start. The end result of the part is actually perferated with 8mm Ø holes spaced approx 30mm starting just below & above the 10mm hemmed edges top & bottom and giong the full curcumference. If you want go all the way it also will have a 20mm joggled over lap for the joining seam.
Material Thickness: 1.2mm
Diameter: 300mm ID
Height: 100mm (after a 10mm hemmed edge top & bottom)
Download Draftsight, a free 2d CAD, then you'll be able to open the dwg and dxf files.
Attached are the files, I wasn't sure exactly how you wanted the holes spaced. Let me know if you want me to make changes,
PS: You should be able to created the part like Chad mentioned, however you will need to create a perforated hole pattern that stays within the bendline boundaries.
I will keep you posted. I must admit Solidworks is a monster of a software program but I enjoy the challange.
Thanks for your help. I think I need to upgrade to 2012 to acheive the end result.But! I have a new one if your still into it.
I'm having trouble creating a design table that will include all the extruded cuts.
Welcome once again to the forum.
I have an example how I was able to model it that may help you out.
I'll have a go with this method.
As a manufactuer we can form this part using a window die. Our new SolidQuote add-in can give you instant quotes as well.
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