I am working from drawings where flanged channel has been bent to make clearance for a nother beam.
The included picture has the beam, and a cross section of the beam that I don't want to have collisions with.
I made the beam out of sheet metal...
I then Tried to loft it, but i think the sharp bend in my guide curve gave it a problem.
In real life, I would just have a portion of the channel, and hit it with a hammer, maybe hold a torch to it.. then trim away any extra.
When I tried the deform tool, it thru the portion that was barely intersecting many inches away, and left collisions for the rest of it.
I will also need to bend similar parts, and had origionally used the flex tool, but found it too difficult to have two radiuses, so I just lofted the part.
I'm also thinking about modeling a die, and treating the whole part as a stamped piece rather than made in a roll mill and then bent later.
Do you have any suggestions? I also tried to use the sheet metal loft function, but that didn't work either.
Any help would be appreciated.