this is a box made from 1/8 thick plastic, they want the corners to be cut as in the detail,can I do this in sheet metal?
Yes you can.
Create the base sheet metal part to the .1 thickness, then add the remaining material to create the grooved profile.
You will need to offset the start of the thicker material at the bends by a tiny amount. I used a .0001" offset.
did you unfold before you added the extra material?
No. Can you not open the file to see the features?
what do you mean?
now I see, you posted a drawing. I couldn't see it until I re-opened the page
can you save to 2013?
anyway, this is what I did. the problem now is when you flatten, they want the flat in the groove to be .062 wide. how do I do that?
Sorry, I cannot save to SW13.
Will take a look at your model this evening.
You will have to reduce the bend radius & maybe adjust the K-factor to attain the .062" flat groove width.
Also, as I mentioned above, you will need to reduce the .04" offset to a very small amount (say .0001").
Creating the thickened portion as a trapezoidal extrusion will get around the corner interference problem you probably experienced using the chamfer method.
good, thank you
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