I want to create a 5 sided box out of sheet metal. I want place a slit down 2 of the sides that are adjacent of the open side (and parallel of each other) and unfold/insert bend from there.
Thanks for the help!
Well, without a snap shot it's kind of a guess. But from you description I think this is what you're asking for.
The attached file is v2009.
A picture will help a lot.
Here is a snap shot
Thanks Harold, Thats what I wanted but I hoping for a way to draw the box then place a slit down the side; but hey it work!!
I didnt realize the snap shot didnt get attached lol
Here's a couple of alternative methods.
EDIT: Cannot attach files now !!!
EDIT #2: Can upload using Opera.
hoping for a way to draw the box then place a slit down the side
Can you not create a sketch on a side and cut-extrude to suit?
I was getting a proccess bend error when I did it or the part was unable to unfold and flatten
You were probably ending the cut somewhere across the bend, and SW doesn't like that. If you extend the cut beyond (or to the edge of) the bend, all should be well.
In the Help > SolidWorks Tutorials, there exists a Sheet Metal tutorial which will answer this question and much more.
Kelvin i dont know the tutorial you are talking about. I have 1 tutorial over sheetmetal and I dont see how it will help.
Sounds simple enough.
Make sketch of your box bottom. Extrude it up to your box height. Use the convert to sheet metal tool to make it a sheet metal part. Use unfold features to flatten the panels that you want to place the slits io. Sketch the slits on the unfolded panels as you desire. Use a refold feature to bend the panels back and your done.
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