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Valued Contributor
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how to find that a perticular component is sheet metal or solid modeling in both virtually and physically...

 

 

 

please help me

 

thanks in advance

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Re: design theory

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Siemens Phenom

Hi,

Can you please elaborate a little more on your question? I am assuming you are asking if a model can be thought of as a sheet metal component (which can be created using NX Sheet Metal) or you need to use solid modeling for the same.

If you want to analyze a dumb solid body..then check for the thickness (sheet metal components will have majorly a uniform thickness throughout). If you have a large variation in thickness..go for solid modeling tools. (although plastic components may have uniform thickness but you can easily figure it out by the design features like Boss/snap fits/etc.)

sh_1.jpg.Best Regards

Kapil

Re: design theory

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

fine ..thanks for your answer......but i am asking that by physical seeing the component how to kown that it is sheet metal design or solid modeling...

Re: design theory

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Goli,

 Are you asking how do you know if a body is a sheet body or a solid body in the model? The quickest way to do that is to change your selection intent in the drop down menu to "Sheet Body" then move your cursor over the geomentry. If the geometry highlights then you are dealing with sheet bodies. You can also do the opposite, change the selection intent in the drop down menu to "Solid Body" then move your cursor over your geometry. If the geometry highlights then you are dealing with solid bodies.

Michael Pinto | Designer
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Re: design theory

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

yes. I got the answer.

 

 

thanks for your support