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New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Phenom
Phenom

We just got our fancy new pressbrake. Now I'm needing to see if I can have the bend angle callouts on the drawing show up differently. I basically need it to give me (180°-%BN) but I can't seem to get it to allow me to run that formula in the callout. Is there any way to do what I am needing so the guys can enter in to the pressbrake the bend angle without them having to do any math? For instance, I have a square to round transition that is modeled as a half, and it has 24 bends in it. The %BN callout says 3.8°. I need it to give me 176.2° instead. Can this be done?

Solid Edge 2019
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"
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Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @nominus38,

 

You can use the callout function "Included Angle" [%IA] to do this.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP3] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Phenom
Phenom

Doesn't work, tried that. It just returns an angle of 90° on every single bend. I also tried %BA which returns -3.7°.

Solid Edge 2019
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Can you check what the "Bend Table" reports them as....?

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP3] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Phenom
Phenom

See below. The only thing I've been able to do that gives me it was in the part model creating a variable that was 180-180/( LoftedFlange_2_DivideBendCount *2) which gave me what I was needing. But would have to create this every single time I do a part, which doesn't work for me.

bend.JPG

Solid Edge 2019
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Yeah....THAT is messed up.

Has to be a bug. Submit it to GTAC for analysis, and hopefully, explanation.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP3] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Welcome to my world. I have to manually create bend table for everything I draw,

 

The angles I have to do manually. But that's not the worst of it for me. I have to calculate back gage and stick out for every bend. So I have to create variables and use annotation to display bend tables. Not cool, but I have not choice.

 

 

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Legend
Legend

Possible solution: type into brake cnc controller 180-7.5

 

What size and make press brake did you guys get?

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Phenom
Phenom

I believe it's a 14 foot Safan Darley.

Solid Edge 2019
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"

Re: New press brake, need bend callout to be opposite

Legend
Legend

Going to do offline programming with Autopol? Just insert file, and it does it all for you.