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Problem with etched sheet metal

Question asked by Daniel Bergqvist on Oct 15, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2014 by Daniel Bergqvist

I'm building waggons for a model railroad. I etches a sheet of brass so I get partial cuts in the sheet and I then bend the sheet at these cuts. The depth and width of the cut is half the thickness of the sheet and the bend is 90 degrees.


I need to be able to unfold the sheet to get the drawing for etching. But I cannot figure out how to solve this in SolidWorks.


I can either do a bend but no unfold, or I can do an unfold but not a correct bend. I think the problem is that my sheet of brass has different thicknesses and I don't know how to get SolidWorks to accept that.