I have a part of sheet metal and i want to flatten it and then bend every flange in a separate step for illustration
piece of cake.
All you have to do is use the fold and unfold commands. 'Unfold' and 'collect all bends' for the first feature, and then 'fold' the unfolded bends one at a time in whatever order you wish to demonstrate.
Take screenshots of them all in the same orientation and combine them in a PDF file to make a great 'flip chart' of the bend sequence.
See attached example.
Attachmentstray fold sequence concept_5-8-2014.pdf, 1.72 MB
Thank you very much sir
this is a close approch to what i want
but i want to simulate the sequence of bending steps like assembly simulation
OK i appreciate your answer very much
thank you very much and I will use your way untill i achieve the simulation of bends
I have looked for similar Thing, bendling Simulation of a part. So far, I haven't found any Feature in solidworks :(.
You're very welcome sir, I'm glad to hear that my suggestion is helpful to you for now.
It sounds like you'd prefer an 'animation' of the bend operations and I'm not sure how to animate it with solidworks, maybe there's a way with the motion study add-in, but I don't use that tool very much.
Another alternative might be to make an animated .gif file out of the individual screenshots, if you have a program that can do .gif's, this would at least automate the flip-chart example.