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Bent tab on a bend

Question asked by Reid Newnam on Feb 26, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2015 by Reid Newnam



  I'm trying to bend a tab on a curved bend in sheet metal.  The attached shows the tab I'm trying to bend using a test part (not the actual model I'm working on.)  On my actual geometry, the base bend is made from a lofted-bend using spines.  Because of the design, I have to make this spline-based bend first and the tab bend afterwards.  Even so, on this simple test part, I can't seem to do what I want.


I've tried flattening and then adding the tab with an extrusion, but the tab of course gets bent up with the base curve when folded back up.  Is this type of tab possible?  A swept flanged doesn't want to work.


Thanks for any ideas!