I need to make a transition sheetmetal part. When I try to create the loft I get errors that the bend radius is too large. I haven't done many of these. Any ideas?
You need to get rid of any points, the profile needs to be smooth, either as a straight line, constant radius or line segments with fillets where they join, what I did was added a circle on top of your sketch and made your sketch line a construction line. Sketch 1 appears to have a scallop and the only way I know is to add them in the flat pattern.
I used your advice to remove the points. What I did was create 2 new 3d sketches referencing the existing 3d sketches and used a spline. This seemed to work and I was able to use the lofted bend tool and create an unfoldable sheet metal part. This should work well.
Thanks for the input!!
I made the piece with operations surface and if i want to make thikness, you can use the operations thikness.
But use short segments.
Miguel - Thomas wants the part as sheet metal so he can flatten it
The help is talkig about planes (they can be parallel or not) so it has to be a 2D sketch
2015 SOLIDWORKS Help - Lofted Bends
See this part.
Miguel - your part is not Sheet Metal, it is just a loft extrude - cannot flatten
This part is a Sheet metal part, It has 3 sheet metal parts.
See the configurations in the third page.
Unfortunately I have not moved over to SW2015 to I cannot open your file.
Thanks for your efforts,
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