Attached are two file.
1. Flat pattern including bend lines
2. Photo of actual finished part
Goal: Model the door so that the resultant flat pattern looks just like the attached flat pattern.
That flat pattern was used to create the door in the picture. It works in reality, just not in CAD.
Attached is the best I know how to do.
Here were the things that limited the approximation.
1. Can't unbend and rebend hems for trimming. and no profiles for hems. Can't add a hem like a bend line.
2. Must use 2 corner bend because there is no way to turn off the editing of the flat pattern during folding.
3. Had to remove the material the hems will use up first. Then bend two 45 Deg's, then the main side flanges and last add the hems.
Any have suggestions or work around to improve how close the model flat pattern is to the real one?
Thank both of you for working on this.
One was done with the hem commands, the other with bends.
The big lesson I have gained from this is that Hems are the wrong way to go. I need to use bends with R=0 and deg=0. This way the hems maintains the correct flat for the punch machine.
This gets me much closer to the goal.