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Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Is it possible to create a bent piece and angle steel and have it behave like a sheet metal flat part where you can flatten it at the bend lines?  I am wanting to create this piece in question:

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Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments
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Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Hi @scott_lester

 

 

 

Yes I think this should be accomplished without any problems.

 

 

Wait a couple of minutes and I will test it - supposing positive

 



regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

a short vidwo if it does work would be great

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Hi @scott_lester

 

 

 

and here is Your part.

I hope I've got it right due to I'm not used to have inches and feet but more with decimal mm

 

Also the holes need to be added.

 

Hope it helps

 

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And Yes You can do the same in Traditional

 



regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

HI @scott_lester

 

 

 

sorry just seen that the bend feature in sync will change the flat original but keep the dimensions horizontally

 

This is not what You need for inspection.

 

So I will do it again but this time traditional.

 

Wait a few minutes

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Yes ordered (traditional) would be great.  I knew I could do it that way be manually creating flanges that mimic "L" Angle, but ultimately that is not the correct profile.  I need proper profile like the attached one

Owner: Scott Lester Drafting & Design
Designer: Rotork Instuments

Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Hi @scott_lester

 

 

 

and here is the same part but traditional.

 

And please excuse me to not be able understanding the dimensions correctly.

 

But if I add the 9 3/4 + 4 3/4 + 9 3/4 then I get 24 4/16 rather than 24 5/16

Same for 9 3/16 + 1 1/8 + 3 5/8 + 1 1/8 + 9 3/16

 

And this brought an error in the first part.

 

So now I changed it to 24 4/16 or 24 1/4 and did it so.

 

 



regards
Wolfgang

Betreff: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Hi @scott_lester

 

 

OK, using this profile will not be that easy due to it is no PSM like geometry with equal thickness everywhere.

 

You have to take away the round/fillets in the corner and at the edges

 



regards
Wolfgang

Re: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

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Hi there @scott_lester,

 

I have done this a few times before......attached [ST9 PSM] file shows the process I have used in this situation.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
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Re: Is this possible (bent angle steel with flat pattern)

Hi Edgers,


I never thaught to become something like taht made in Solid Edge but inspired by @SeanCresswell (thanks at this point) I played a little with Solid Edge PSM and the possibility to unbend sharp edged profiles.

For me it seems that SE will see such sharp edged geometry not as bend but as standard model geometry and therefore it does nearly exactly what we has needed very often in the past.

 

So I did a short test example with a 2 time bended square shape profil and Yes I will get the unbend length.

 

If necessary to show the fillets I can suppress the "Delete Round feature" very easily and so the final part does look as it should.

 

See attached video  and thanks again to @SeanCresswell for this hint and
inspiration "to think a little from the side"

(view in My Videos)



regards
Wolfgang