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SM metal chalenge

SM metal chalenge

SM metal chalenge

(OP)
Hi All,

I've been struggeling with the part attached tho this thread. This part is supposed te be made out of one sheet (4mm) with 8 bends.
This part is made out of a higher level dummy part which is made out of surfaces. (this is why it's a linked surface body)

At first I thouhgt to make a sheet metal part out of this surface body using the "sheet metal from solid" command. This gave no joy.

Second I tried to use thicken body and rip the edges. In this case the " rip edges" command fails. It leaves a weird pont (please see the file and the pic below).
When using "convert to sheet metal" the function works but gives errors.




Last i did was use the "rib edge command" combined with the "sheet metal from solid" command. This gave a reasonable result.

So my question is: How would you do this.......?





Lars
NX native (NX13 or NX1847)
Solid Edge ST10
Inventor
Solidworks

RE: SM metal chalenge

(OP)
Why can't I use the "sheet metal form solid" command. This would be the most easy way to make this part. It will create the part with the least feature which I like....

If they have to change the name of the fucntion for this reason I won't make a fuss.... :)



Lars
NX native (NX13 or NX1847)
Solid Edge ST10
Inventor
Solidworks

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