rjscrivens

can anyone model something like this using the sheet metal feature in solidworks???

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i tried modeling this using the sheet metal feature, but just couldn't do it. ended up just making it with solid modeling.

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Robert H.
Answered on 11 Aug, 2016 11:43 AM

I can get close. The trick is leaving enough of a flat zone where the curvature of the tabs inflects from the curvature of the main portion. This might go against your design intent however, so there might be a way to do it with forming tools, but if you want a flat pattern, this is a good way to do it.

 
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