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Sheet Metal Question

Hello everyone, first time poster here.  I have been trying to figure out a way to flatten a sheet metal part in the shape of a wine barrel.  Can anyone give me some pointers?  I have tried adding a stright section in the middle to have a flat curved surface, but to no avail.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Vince 

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Re: Sheet Metal Question

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Hi Vince, welcome...

 

If what i'm picturing is right, you are trying to create a double curved model in sheet metal. This type of deformation falls outside of the "normal" sheet metal design paradigm. You can of course model the finished part shape needed in the part environment, just not currently, as at ST6, in one step, for the sheet metal environment, to flatten.

 

.......BUT, check here for what lies ahead in the ST7's bag of trickery, for a way forward soon, http://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/Solid-Edge-Blog/Two-Sheet-Metal-Wonders/ba-p/33026

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Sheet Metal Question

Thats kinda what I figured, I will have to talk to the boss and see when we will be getting ST7.  Thanks for the reply and the help.

 

Vince