How to add radius for specific part in Inventor Sheet Metal Part?
Please see the attached files.
I tried posting this on request files, but it didnt work.
What i need is to somehow add some radius to the bigger flat part of this part.
Please see attached PDF of what it suppose to look like and my file.
Thanks in advanced.
So i finally figured it out... kinda.
I used the sweep feature, created the radius i needed on one plane, then the number 7 shape on another plane, sweeped it along that radius. Thickned the surface to 3/16, added the bending radius and did the cut out on the top part. The only problem is, i can create a flat pattern of it, but i think i can get around that. Thanks for the guidance Kevin, your inputs were very helpfull.
Yeah, I see what you mean. As near as I can figure, the sweep you need for the geometry is stopping the unfold.
I'm try to thinking of other was to create the part but so far am coming up empty. What will the manufacturing process be? Maybe that will trigger something.
What about drawing the 7 shape at max or over sized, then using a contour roll to thicken, and roll the large radius and cutting away the edges after? I think that will that create the correct geometry, and be modeled in such a way that Inventor can create a flat pattern.
Who would have guessed such a simple looking part could be so troublesome to model?