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Sync sheet metal flat control

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Honored Contributor

Is there a way to have the flat pattern size of sync sheet metal become a control rather than a result?


The simple case is a tab w/ two flanges on two ends. Say I want the flat =X, and the flanges =Y, in that case, the tab size would float. The other common case is the tab is X wide and the flanges are equal, in that case the flange lengths would be the result.


This is the primary reason I use ordered sheet metal. I can sketch that includes bend lines, and make the part with the desired controls.


80 Views and not a single response. I will assume there is no way to do that without using a bunch of variable work. I just hope I don't have to do the bend deduction math in the variables.