Sheet metal from part question

Genius
Genius

I have a part that I want to create a multi part sheet metal model from. It appears that I can only create a sheetmetal part if it has a bend in it. Unfortunitly there is a face that I want to have as a sheet metail part that has no bends in it. It is simply a flat plate. Is there a way to create this from the part?

 

Many thanks for any help.

 

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Neil...

 

 

6 REPLIES

Re: Sheet metal from part question

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi @Neil_H,

 

Of course, actually there are several ways to accomplish this....but from the image, it looks like you're trying to do too much in one go.

 

The way I can think of, would be to insert part copy of your current design body as construction, using as a master model > create a copy surface > swith-to-part for thicken > switch-to-sheet metal for transform thin part to sheet metal.

 

Maybe post the file, if you are having trouble.

 

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Sheet metal from part question

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

My guess is that your problem is with the basics.

 

A flat plate is easily a sheet metal part. All you need is a single tab from a sketched outline on the plane (I work in ordered). Another step that is not intuitive is that to get the Cut-X and Cut-y for the part  to show up, you flatten the part (even if it has no bends, pick any side & edge).

Re: Sheet metal from part question

Genius
Genius

THnk you both for replying to this message, I replied by email expecting it to com through tot the forum. Unfortunitly it appears that it does not function in that manner.,

 

I see that I was trying to do too much with one process, I am used to doing it in Solid Works. After your sugestions I created a linked part and it was very simple to create the part required.

 

Thank you both for your help.

 

Not sure how to mark this request os solved.

 

Neil...

Re: Sheet metal from part question

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hi,


You can do it in one and the same document too if You want, using multibody design.

 

I just tested it here, having a part body, create a second sheet body and a single flat.

 

Go back to the frist (activating) and using convert to sheet metal but having the "keeping the construction body" option on.

 

This creates a construction body for both of my sheet bodies.

 

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regards
Wolfgang

Re: Sheet metal from part question

Genius
Genius

Hi Wilfgang,

 

 I tried to follow your steps but could not repeat the process. Then I stumbled upon a tutorial that mentioned that to add a sheet metal part to a part model you first select add body command. From there is was very easy.

 

I greatly appreciate the help,

 

Neil...

 

Re: Sheet metal from part question

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Wellcome!

 

I'm happy that I could help!

 

 



regards
Wolfgang