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Arc model: convert to sheet metal ?

Genius
Genius

Hi

How to convert an arc-type model to sheet metal ? ( Looks like an revolved arc. Is it even possible to create that in sheet metal ? )

NX 9.0 Complains:

"Select planar base face"

"...Edges need ripped..."

arc to sheet metal.jpg

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Re: Arc model: convert to sheet metal ?

Genius
Genius

Tried to create the model again but wasn't able to make it a Flat-Pattern:
1.) Revolve in modeling to create the arc...
2.) Extrude to cut hole...
3.) Then I tried to turn to sheet metal and turn to Flat-Pattern
- But errors in bendings ?

Re: Arc model: convert to sheet metal ?

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Try to create the model directly in the sheet metal application using contour flange and normal cutout as below, then your flat pattern will work.

2017-01-31 13_55_38-NX 11.0.1.11 - Sheet Metal - [sheet_metal_model4.prt (Modified) ].jpg

 

 

2017-01-31 13_58_02-NX 11.0.1.11 - Sheet Metal - [sheet_metal_model4.prt (Modified) ].jpg

 

 

Re: Arc model: convert to sheet metal ?

Genius
Genius

Which is created first the Arc or the "Fish fins" ?

- The 1st Base contour flange includes what sketch ?

- and the 2nd contour flange includes what sketch ?

 

I cheated a bit and created it angular...?

Kantikas.png

Re: Arc model: convert to sheet metal ?

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Hi,

Please find attached NX9 part file showing the method I used.