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.
Import stepfile as sheetmetal
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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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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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?
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.