Can any solve this? Flat pattern vs part-to-flat

Phenom
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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.

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Re: Can any solve this?

Phenom
Phenom

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? 

Re: Can any solve this?

Hello 12Gage,

 

Attached, what I was able to achieve.

 

Does it seem to you an acceptable solution?

 

Regards,

 

 

Michel Corriveau

Re: Can any solve this?

Phenom
Phenom

Because you have the flat, it's all a matter of folding I tought.

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Re: Can any solve this? Flat pattern vs part-to-flat

Phenom
Phenom

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.