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How to turn a parasolid flat-pattern into sheet metal ?

Genius
Genius

Hello

How to turn a parasolid flat-pattern into sheet metal ?

- It looks to have those "solid bend lines" and all but I'm not able to do it.

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Re: How to turn a parasolid flat-pattern into sheet metal ?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
In sheet metal use the command "Convert to Sheet Metal". After that you can use the bend command. Maybe you have to draw new bend lines. In my test it was not possible to select existing lines.

Re: How to turn a parasolid flat-pattern into sheet metal ?

Genius
Genius

Yes the bend lines are there only visually.
It is basically a solid sheet with drawn lines that won't bend.

Is it possible to draw new bend lines that unbend\bend ?

Re: How to turn a parasolid flat-pattern into sheet metal ?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello @12131444,

 

Try the following:

  1. In sheet metal application select the solid body and convert to sheet metal.
  2. Run the bend command and select each of the lines on the body and define the required properties for each bend.
    You will need to define the bend properties depending on the curve selection (bend centerline for example).

As long as the curves on the parent body are selectable you should not see any issues.

 

By the way, I assume you know the formed shape of the part?  Not all bends are 90deg of course.

 

Dave