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How to change Flange width of Tab?

Hi,

 

I have problems changing the width of a Flange using Sheet Metal Tab, it's currently full width but I want it changed to 60 mm.

 

I uploaded a small video of my problem, hope one you can tell me what is wrong Smiley Happy

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdyH4PoBJVc

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Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

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Blaaa... got the same problem again Smiley Sad

What am I doing wrong? Must be something basic because people never have those problems when I watch videos of them.

 

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

you are over constrained,

 

overall, flange and flange offset are all driving dimensions

 

make the flange offset dimension driven (turn off the lock to unlock)

 

select the dimension and unluck it...  then your edit should work

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

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Hmm... I tried that but then it resize the entire flange, not just the one side im trying to change.

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

, Kenneth

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

yes,

 

in this case it is becasue ;live rules is invoking symmetry!

 

turn off symmetry...  tap "S" on keyboard during edit.  be sure to tap "r" to reset after...

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

Same problem it seems, I dont see any difference when turning Live Rules off.

 

 

 

 

 

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

expand your relationship collector in the pathfinder .  is there a pesisted symmetry relationship.  persisted relations over rule live rules..   there has to be one.

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

awe,  yes...   i bet you set your slot to be centered about the flange...   so when you drag one side the slot stays centered and to do so it "grows" the other side...

 

you will need to turn off you relationship...

 

there is an option on the far RH of teh live rules bar that is RElax Dimensions on top and relax relationships on teh bottom   toggling that will work too..;

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

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Hi Matt,

 

Your correct. I have the slot centered on the flange, so it stay centered when I change width.

Do I need to delete the relation and create it again when the lower part of the flange has been adjusted to the correct width?

 

Thank for your help so far, I really appreciate your help.

 

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Kenneth

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Accepted by topic author Kenneth
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: How to change Flange width of Tab?

Hi Kenneth,

 

In your case, if I understand well what you need to do, you will need to suspend Live Rules called "Maintain Thickness Chain (H)".

 

Refer to attached video.

 

(view in My Videos)

 

Hope this is what you are looking for.

 

Regards,

 

 

Michel Corriveau