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Extend the sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi,

 

I want to extrude the sheet metal body, with out changing the sketch dimension , for example i have 100*100 sheet body ,now i wish to extrude the length of body. There is any option we have like extrude ,. presspull to extend the area of sheet.

 

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Re: Extend the sheet metal

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

The extrude command lets you select the external edges of the sheet to define a solid body (use the 'Sheet Edges' selection intent filter). However, if you intend to use that extruded shape as the base of a sheet metal part (e.g. to add flanges, etc.) you first need to use the convert to sheet metal function on that extruded shape before you can add the secondary features.

Regards,
Abe

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

Thanks,

 

I want to lenghten the length of sheet metal , angle is 0 deg . It is possible ?

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Yes, you may use the extrude feature on the side edge and make sure it is united with the main tab. See example below:

(view in My Videos)

Regards,
Abe

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

Thanks a lot Abe.

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

Abe,

 

Can we create die n punch in sheet metal? if yes means how? pls upload in video format

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

You can look at several features such as dimple and solid punch. Here's an example of how they work:

(view in My Videos)

Regards,
Abe

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Legend
Legend

Hi @S7

 

You can still use general Modeling App commands such as 'Offset face', 'Offset Region'.

Besides, Those commands do not make problem to 'unbend' or 'Flat Solid'.

 

(Generally, to design complex sheet metal part, you may switch 'Modeling' and 'Sheet Metal' App.)

 

 Sunkap Ahn, Senior Support Engineer


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Re: Extend the sheet metal

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Hello @S7,

 

You have posted a number of questions about sheet metal recently.  I would encourage you to go through the learning material available from Siemens on this topic.

 

A few comments on the replies above.

 

To extend the side edge of a sheet metal body.  Although using unite as shown by @Abeinjapan works and is a valid workflow, extrude may not be appopriate in all cases.  I would use the tab command.

Either edit the original sketch and extend it that way or add a 'secondary' tab feature  The value here is you can create additional profile shapes that you need later in the design process.

(view in My Videos)

 

The die and punch functionality is explained above using the solid punch command.

 

I would not recommend using synchronous technology commands such as offset face or offest region as suggested by @SKAHN.  Although it works in most situations, it can cause issues for sheet metal functionality.  A good rule for a robust and reliable model is try and only use the commands within the sheet metal application until you become more experienced.

 

Finally, I would recommend upgrading to the latest release of NX you can, there have been numerous improvements since NX8.5 that has been out of maintenence since 2015.

 

Continue to reach out here and also take a look at the NX-Sheet-Metal Group in this forum

 

Dave

Re: Extend the sheet metal

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

@S7

You can also hop over to the modeling environment and stretch the edges with Synchronous; Move Face; Pull Face; Ofsett Region, etc...

One warning though:

Synchronous tools can also invalidate the sheet metal model;

e.g. when you change a thickness or alter an inside bend radius without maintaining the outside bend radius concentricity. To name a few.

 

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