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How converter curve plate to sheet metal

By Qabas Safaa on 20 Jul 12:31 2 answers 87 views 2 comments

hi all
How converter curve or spiral plate to sheet metal as per attached file

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Plate1B Side Right.SLDPRT, 81.6 KB

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  • ML
    ML about 1 month ago

    Are you wanting it to end up as a curved sheet metal spike?

    Draw your curved line on the top plane.
    Covert it into a Base Flange/Tab.
    Unfold the part, selecting the fixe face and bends to unfold.
    Make the appropriate cuts.
    Fold the part back up

    Here is a link to tutorial if it helps.


    Quabas Safaa - Sample file.SLDPRT, 191 KB
  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG about 1 month ago

    The model "looks" like a sheet metal part, and may even be made of sheet metal, but it bends in two directions at once, so the sheet metal tools won't handle it.
    You could use the Surface Flatten tool to flatten it. I think this tool is only available with certain installations of SolidWorks though (i.e. Premium).
    See if it is available in your installation.

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