I am trying to reverse engineer a sheet metal bracket. I have it all done except for one feature I cannot figure out how to get in the sheet metal environment (ordered by the way). Please help.
I need to make this dimple thing. With calipers, if you measure it, its 0.5 long at the bends, 0.245 wide, and off that top surface, its 0.137 tall. Sheet metal is 0.90 thick
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found following solution for You:
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sorry to say, but it even could be easier!
You have an option within the "coinage" to make it "stamped"
So You only need one single feature to do it.
So it isn't necessary to create the slots before
You guys are awesome! This was definitely my sheet metal noobness. I am decent at sheet metal, but some of those more advance features like beads and stuff, not so good at. I got it though!
Does the actual part have a sharp pointed gusset like you modeled?
Stiffening features usually have large radii to avoid any stress concentrations.
The dimple is using a different bend radius than your other flanges. So the control has to be somewhere. I have to ask why the rend radius is gray in your feature command when it is not using the radius of the material. I bet there is a way to control the bend radius.