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Can I follow a specific path for an open profile in sheet metal construction?

Tutorial by Ioannis Skarlatakis
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Hi Eleni,

Contour Flange is quite different from the Contour Roll ...you might confused them a bit ...I am not sure... ;)
Following the description of what are you trying to do I can share with you the following steps.

In my model I use both of the commands to make easy for everyone to understand the difference

  1. Step 1:

    Draw your profile according to your dimensions

    In case you want to use the Contour Roll as I will do later you have also to include your axis in the "SAME" sketch...

  2. Step 2:

    Click on the Contour flange if you just want to extrude your profile.
    No circular paths ...just a straight extrusion. ;)

    Inventor will allow you to choose among many options in the command dialogue as depicted below.

  3. Step 3:

    (Optional)

    The solution for this particular question is limited on the second step.
    However, I have attached as you can see a second figure showing a circular extrusion of the existing profile...

    The difference is quite obvious But the name of the two commands can easily trick you.
    I mean speaking for myself I confused them a couple of times... ;P

    If you found useful this answer...
    Please let the rest ones know by pressing "it worked"

    Best Regards
    Ioannis

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