I am trying to work out the size of my flat state item using a gauge table.
I have a gauge table set up for different materials. Within each table I have shown different thicknesses.
We will take mild steel at 3mm as our example:
I have entered a value in the gauge table for a 90 degree fold and when sent to the workshop it has been confirmed that the flat state I have given them folds correctly into the fully formed item. The gauge table value I entered for 90 degrees is therefore correct.
Next step is to get the gauge table set up so that it will work out any fold degree entered. I believe this is called interpolation. The idea being that you enter a value for a few different fold angles and Solidworks can work out what the flat state will be at any fold angle.
So I have now set up my gauge table to work out 15, 90 and 145 degree folds. All of the above work. HOWEVER if I want an angle other that the ones I've entered it is incorrect. Which means that the interpolation isn't working correctly.
Can anyone help me with this? It's become very frustrating!