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How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

Hello,

How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

 

We often cut flat bar stock and roll it into a ring.  

 

What is the best techique to do this in sheet metal and create a flat pattern?

 

I tried to revolve a rectangular profile then convert it to sheet metal then flatten.  I thought that you need to pick the end of the part to convert it but I couldn't select it.  If I extrude a small flat section at the end of the ring it work but it seems like an extra step.  Is there are revolve tab?

 

 

Thanks

Steve.

 

Steve
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Re: How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

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Hi @schonbek,

 

I find this paticular component design is still far easier in Ordered mode.....just making a single arc based sketch for a Contour Flange, and you don't need the flats on the ends to do it. Not that creating the small flats for a Synchronous part is a big deal, but it is extra clicking to create the geometry.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

Yes that is the ticket. Now I remember...

Thanks
Steve
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Re: How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

A pleasure Steve.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

What about etch?  That seems to disabled in ST7 is this right?

Steve
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with a small step! Smiley Wink

Re: How to convert a simple revolve into a flat sheet metal part.

No, it's still there, it just requires a sketch [on the target face] to make it active.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10