What's the point of having an extra feature of "breaking corners" after flat version of the sheet ???
As long as we cannot see the efect of this feature when bending the part, which is actually the purpose???
Thank you in advance.
Upgrade to SW 2014.
Any feature applied to a flat pattern will be created after the flat pattern feature.
You need to create the bend reliefs between a pair of Unfold & Fold features.
But you already consider reliefs everywhere, don't you?? I mean within the property managers of most sheet metal features, then, why should we take care of releafs when unbending the flat pattern? There is something that I cannot understand 100%.... Do yuo have any example for me tu definitely understand???
I would be really greatfull,
Me likey likey.
Shame we won't be upgrading to 2014 for another 6-8 months.
When it comes to exporitng a part for manufacturing processes, the breaking corners feature is actually really handy.
Especially for sheet metal components that are punch pressed. It allows for the dxf (prior to exporting) to be tidied before being exported to Radan or Tru-Tops.
It is a shame that the breaking corners tool cannot be accurately reflected in the 3d model in it's formed position, but I hear 2014 has now added this feature.
(About time too, It's been in Inventor for years)
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