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ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Creator
Creator

Hi guys,

I'm trying to figure out the most basic thing.
When I import a stepfile which is a sheet metal part, 9 out of 10 times I can easily change the bend radius to accomodate my tools. But sometimes, in a part with multiple bends, just one or two can't be changed. 
Sometimes 2 parts are almost exactly the same and it just doesn't work for 1.

 

My workflow:

Import stepfile as sheetmetal

Ordered mode
Thin part to sheetmetal

Bend radius (most of the times one by one)

I've included a simple part. I hope I'm doing something wrong and it's not the program :-)

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Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @JoJoNL,

 

I had no issue with that sample file, using your procedure.

 

Further, it is the exact same way I would process imported data of this type. We also specify color be applied to the "good" [will be oriented upward when laser cut] face, for parts that are CNC pressing....so I see now, how this would be a carry over for parts that are also only flat [relates to your other post] profiles.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP7] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Creator
Creator

So weird,

The sample part has an inner radius of 13 and I have to change it to 8,33.
As I've stated, most of them go without problems, but this one keeps giving an error on 1 bend.

@SeanCresswell, you have changed all the bend in one go. That is something that never works for me. I mostly have to go them one by one.

Any idea what could be the problem? Maybe ST10 handles it better than ST9?

Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Genius
Genius

Hi @JoJoNL

 

I have just tried your procedure with ST9 and it worked fine; changing all bends in one step. The only thing I did differently was to run the 'Optimize' command after opening the STEP file.

585 ST10 Win 7

Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Creator
Creator

So weird, I tried it with optimize and it worked! It didn't show any changes, but it works! Tried it with a couple of different parts now. Thanks @585

Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Creator
Creator

@585

 

Today I learned. Thannk you!

Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Creator
Creator

Still found a few parts which don't work. But as I was first at a 90% successrate, I'm now at 98% :-) So any more tips are welcome

Re: ST9 randomly can't change bend radius

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @JoJoNL

 

 

 

this is hard to answer without having those appropriate parts in front.

 

regards
Wolfgang