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designmr (Mechanical) (OP)
20 Jan 10 17:43
Well, I am having trouble modifying the "Louvers", in the Design Library for Solidwork 2007 (Office Professional).  

I know you just drag and drop on the sheet meet surface.  But when I edit the sketch, and change dimension or rotate it, it works fine.  Problem I get, is an error that reads:

"The part's thickness may not be compatible with the form tool.  The thickness must me less then the minimum radius of curvature for the form tool"
AnnaWood (Mechanical)
21 Jan 10 0:45
What will the smallest radius on the form tool evaluate to on both sides of material for the material thickness of your sheet metal part.  If it is less that zero it will not work.


Anna Wood
Core i7 EE965, FirePro V8700, 12 Gb RAM, OCZ Vertex 120 Gb SSD, Dell 3008WFP 30" Monitor
SW2010 SP2ev, Windows 7

designmr (Mechanical) (OP)
21 Jan 10 10:39
Hello Anna.  Ok, when I drag and drop the louver, there is a rad. of .079 (.060 thick material).  When you mention "form tool", are you talking about a "toolbar" icon or from the louver in the Design Library.  

I don't use these features (Forming tools) so I am not familiar with them at all.  And here at work, nobody has use them either.

Thank you
designmr (Mechanical) (OP)
21 Jan 10 12:38
Anna, I figured it out (I think), if I open up the forming tool louver.  I can just modify it and resave it and it worked, not sure if that is the best way, but it does work.

AnnaWood (Mechanical)
21 Jan 10 22:20
Glad you got it sorted out.


Anna Wood
Core i7 EE965, FirePro V8700, 12 Gb RAM, OCZ Vertex 120 Gb SSD, Dell 3008WFP 30" Monitor
SW2010 SP2ev, Windows 7

designmr (Mechanical) (OP)
22 Jan 10 11:36
thanks very much for your help Anna..
DiegoLGraves (Mechanical)
22 Jan 10 13:49
You may want to "save-as" for the sheet metal tools, and build a library of your own tools to use. These would match tools in your shop, or in your suppliers shop, or just match your design requirements. Even standard forming tools for at least turret presses can be relatively expensive compared to other tools. Reusing a standard size will be appreciated by your shop or vendors and save money.

With unasked for advice, regards, Diego
designmr (Mechanical) (OP)
22 Jan 10 15:33
Thanks Diego...I'll go back and make a few..

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