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How to make this sheet metal feature

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.

 

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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

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments
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Hi,


found following solution for You:

 

  1. create 2 small slots within the width of Your dimple
  2. and then a "coinage" (don't know the English name of that feature within Solid Edge)

 

See attached video 

 

 

 

Hope it will help!

 



regards
Wolfgang
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Accepted by topic author scott_lester
‎08-24-2016 04:03 PM

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Hi,


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.

 

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So it isn't necessary to create the slots before

 



regards
Wolfgang

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I would have made the slots and added a dimple.

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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!

 

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Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

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Does the actual part have a sharp pointed gusset like you modeled?

Stiffening features usually have large radii to avoid any stress concentrations.


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no not that sharp, but i cannot get that to change either.
Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

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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.

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Hi, 

 

 

take a look into the options of thtat feture.

You will find an optional "add radius" field for stamp and mould

 

 



regards
Wolfgang