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how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Experimenter
Experimenter

Please help,all the body seems surface and can not sew them together,i don't know to to fix it,just want to conert it to sheet metal with 1mm and remove the bottom surface.

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Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi;

I opened the part and found a lot of disjoint bodies.

isn't it much simpler to just draw a sheetmetal box and make

a punch for the B.

The B is also not optimal, sharp unclean edges.

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thanks,this is all i have,any method to fix this?

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Experimenter
Experimenter

I have this B letter in AUTOCAD file.

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

You can sew the faces together but when selecting the tool do it manually.

The right click in your part navigator an click timestamp order. Then you can see

where these disjoint bodies are. They look very small

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Pioneer
Pioneer

the autocad file doesn't have decent geometric constraints so the shape will not be a nice one.

The is the left corner very sharp, when you use deep drawing it can become a problem (also the

inner corners in the B

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

You need something like this

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  • Create a base tab on the "B-face" Use the imported faces to contrain your sketch to.
  • add 4 flanges
  • add 4 closed corners if needed.

reuse with modeling tools the contours of the B that you find the most interesting.

If you want to make it as a cutout you might want to use "project curve" in a new sketch. Then use that sketch to either make a normal cutout or a new extrude.

 

You could also reuse the face of the "B" IGES and perform a thicken+ unite. The deformation itself will not flatten, but at least your basic box will be flattened. and the flat pattern wil contain the geometry of the "B"

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Experimenter
Experimenter
Yes,just want to know how to fix it....

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Experimenter
Experimenter

I want The B letter stamped on the sheet metal 1mm thick material.

Re: how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Gears Legend Gears Legend
Gears Legend

Can your IGES supplier also give you a parasolid or STEP file? That would at least give you a solid body to work on.

Huysmans Metalen n.v.
2x NX 11.0.2.7 Mach Designer
on Win7 64bit
NX Beta Tester with focus on Sheet Metal
Command Finder is your friend
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how to shell this part to 1MM thick and convert to sheet metal

Experimenter
Experimenter

Please help,all the body seems surface and can not sew them together,i don't know to to fix it,just want to conert it to sheet metal with 1mm and remove the bottom surface.

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