only have one hand, but does anyone know how to get normal cut on a sheet metal part with a swept cut. thx
Since your sweep path doesn't lie on the surface of the sheet metal I don't think you will be able to orient it normal all the way across. I think you should somehow get your sweep path onto the sheet metal surface and have the ends terminate at the edges of the part. Then in your sweep profile sketch you could make the cutting line normal to the surface. But the hard part is getting the path to lie on the surface of the part.
Daniel, I used sweep cuts and now when flatten it give a normal edge.
Hope this helps.
Mark if you flatten the part you will see that the edges are not actually perfectly normal all the way along. I don't know how exact it needs to be so maybe that is good enough for Daniel's needs.
I thought that a good approach could be to use a similar method to get the edges close to perpendicular, and then flatten the part and then cut away the jagged edges, then re-bend it. However for some odd reason it will not allow the part to be unfolded (even though you can view the flat pattern).
Your right, I didn't notice that, I'd windowed in tight on one of bends and I see it now.
Create a 3 point plane using three corners of the Loft.
On that plane start a 2D sketch and use Convert Entities on 3DSketch2 and 3DSketch3. Extend the edges past your loft and create two closed profiles.
Finally add a Cut Extrude through all in both directions with the "Normal cut" option turned on.
Thanks, I'm going to give this a try when get some time. Luckily this is an in house project.
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