any ideas how to get the flange to go up round the other edges?
thanks in advance
Any way you can post a picture or STEP file? I get the "future version" message when I try to open your part file.
heres the step file
You will have to create a separate Edge Flange for each of the angled edges. The underlying sketch profile will also have to be adjusted to create the mitred joints.
have tried seperate edge flanges but its a sod to get em to line up.
what do u mean by underlying sketch?
This is a real interesting part.
After downloading your step file and converting to sheet metal, I added individual flanges to come up with this:
As Kevin mentioned, by editing the flange sketch I was able to adjust the shape. Right click on the Edge Flange feature and select the Edit Sketch icon. If you make the sketch for the preceeding flange visible you can then apply some Parallel and Equal constraints between the adjacent edges of the preceeding and current flange sketches.
If you dig into the part I've uploaded you can sse how I did that.
how do i make previous flanges sketch visible?
would be good if i could work on two sketches at same time
I took a look at this one and it's a challenge. I think I might consider making the side (that you need) out of one piece, kinked and knotched as required so you can weld the joints on the bottom where you now have bends. In other words, do it the other way around.
Just a suggestion. (Can I hear you telling me to go to hell? LOL!)
your right on the last bit :-)
will be made out of 4mm stainless and all that welding will take ages, need to make money out of this!
cant believe sw cant mitre flange something i consider simple
Even looking at the step file, I have no idea on the length of the flanges on the remaining edges you would like to bend. The tangent length on the single flange is 2.862. Can you let me know?
can you make a solid part in the completed shape that you are looking for so i have a better idea about the final configuration?
Jim brings up a good idea here. This may be one of those occasions where converting a solid to sheet metal may be the simplest method.
See if this works for you. You will need to adjust all sizes, angles, etc.
thanks for your help so far guys. getting there
not happy with arrowed joint, how do i make it a true mitre?
Hey Tony Edmunds,
Not sure if there's a straight forward method with just a few clicks but this is my version. Hope this is what ur after.
Note: didn't put in the holes/cut extrudes.
something wrong with the file, wont open.
try uploading again
am able to open from my side.
What version of Solidworks do you use? Im using Solidworks 2013.
Found that with Kelvin Lamport's version, im able to replicate it and tweak the settings in 'Convert to sheet metal' a little to give a closer gap tolerance. Would say his version is a far simpler way of doing this.
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