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Contour Flange Corner Gap

Is it possible in "Ordered" mode to have different gap values for contour flange corners. I can change the gap value but it makes all corner gaps the same. I see there is a way to do it in Synchronous mode, but I was curious if there was a way in ordered mode.

 

contour_flange_corner_gap.jpg

 

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10
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Re: Contour Flange Corner Gap

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Yes you can. In the contour flange command, select the options icon, switch from General to Miters and Corners, and then turn on close corner.

Re: Contour Flange Corner Gap

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FYI, I didn't see the gap option in ST9, so it looks like this option was added in ST10.

Re: Contour Flange Corner Gap

@jinglis

 

Thanks for the recommendation. I still can't figure out how I can have lets say a .03" gap for some corners and .06" for others. I can do it in Synchronous but can't figure out how to in Ordered.

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10

Re: Contour Flange Corner Gap

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The answer about what you should do sort of comes down to a choice, and an understanding of what is currently supported.  As mentioned above, some of what you are seeing is new functionality, which is being implemented incrementally; meaning: we are still working on improving it and have plans in place.

You essentially have 2 options:

  • Create the gaps within Contour Flange:  this will support multi-level gap control, but requires all gaps have the same value.
  • Create the contour flange without gaps; then create the gaps by applying 2-bend or 3-bend Close Corner to individual corners.  This will allow you to control each gap value individually, but we unfortunately do not yet support multi-level gap control on stand-alone Close Corners.  I have attached an image showing a 2-bend Close Corner applied to your model, for reference.

 

We intend to improve in this area in the near future.  I'd like to see us allow multi-level in stand-alone Close Corner, allow modification of individual gap values in Contour Flange, or both.  I can't promise anything as far as specifics or timeline, but I can tell you we are planning those projects and intend to implement something that addresses this.

I hope this answers your question.  Let us know if you need anything else. Smiley Happy

Re: Contour Flange Corner Gap

@Matt_Wright

 

Thanks for the detailed explantation and update on work in progress.

David McMahon
Solid Edge 2019
HP Z2 Mini, Windows 10