Modelling bent grid
Could anyone give me some tips on modeling bent grid products? It would be great to “unbend” the wire and define the angle and length again.
Sounds like you want the "Flex" tool it can be tricky but is pretty powerful. 1 tip is to start with the one of the outer most edges at the origin it will be easier to position the flex triad. You can then set trim plane 1 at 0,0,0 (x,y,z) and trim plane 2 wherever you wish the bending to stop. You also need to define a bend radius and an angle this will relate to the trim plane so you may need to do some math to adjust your trim plane correctly if you have a predetermined bend radius and angle. If you need to tweak later you can edit the flex feature.
-For drawings you can create another configuration and name it "UNBENT" and suppress the flex feature then you could show the flat pattern.
I've attached a SW10 file where I have bent a grid as well as a JPEG for reference, I know it's been a week but hopefully this is still helpful. Any questions don't hesitate to ask! Cheers.