AutoCAD Inventor :: Cut Across Bend Around A Rolled Tube

Feb 14, 2012

I'm trying to do a usable and real flat pattern for a laser cut on this type of part and I'm not able to do a cut across bend or other wrap around face feature.

Any method to do such a feature ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Calculating Tube Length (not Tube And Piping)?

Mar 16, 2013

I have a question about calculating the maximum tube length. Why do i ask this, because you can just measure it on drawing?

I'm building a parametric model for building simple storage tanks, and the goal is to get a complete BOM out of the model without any difficulties.

I have 4 possibilities of tube positioning on the tank. (see image)

1. A tube that stands in the center of the axis of the main tank.

2. A tube that stands in the center of the axis of the main tank, but under an angle

3. A tube that doesn't stand in the center of the axis of the main tank.

4. A tube that doesn't stand in the center of the axis of the main tank, but under an angle

These 4 possibilities can be flush with the inside of the tank or not.

Is there a easy way to determinate the longest point from the front of the tube? This longest measurement will be the length i need to get into my description for the BOM.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Repair Tube Constraints In Tube And Pipe?

May 27, 2013

How do I repair a tubing constraint?

I use tubing in inventor, I always attached tube to whatever fittings I am using and everything is fine but if something gets moved that the end of the tube loses its contraint I'm ready to jump off a cliff!

Is there any way to get the end of the 3D sketch contrained to the fitting again?

Up until now I have always had to deleted the route and started over. Inventor Pro 2014

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube Frame With Tube Connectors?

Oct 10, 2013

I want to build a pipe or tube frame and use tube or pipe connectors to join the pipes.

What is the best way? "Tube and pipe" or "Frame generator"?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Holes / Screws On A Rolled Plate?

Jul 17, 2013

I'm modeling a band that will be screwed onto the inside of a sheet metal cylinder. The band will be rolled to the ID of the cylinder. I'm trying to model the holes in the band, and place screws into the holes. I'm not sure yet how the holes will be machined out in the shop--whether they'll be drilled or punched, made before or after the band is rolled, placed based upon degree or arc length, etc.

1. Is there a better way to model the band and its holes?

2. How can I properly and easily insert the bolt into the holes since they're no longer "perfect holes" that can be used in an "Insert" constraint.

3. How can I then pattern the bolt so I don't have to insert one into each hole?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Rolled Cylinder With Folded Tabs At End Faces?

Oct 2, 2012

I am trying to use the sheet metal functionality to generate a flat pattern of insulation that is wrapped around a tank.  The insulation essentially consists of a rolled cylinder with tabs at the cylinder ends that are to be folded inward to cover the end plates.  I can't seem to find a way to make this happen as every time I am able to generate the tabs in the folded model they don't unfold into the flat pattern.

I am using Inventor 2010.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal From Flat Sheet To Rolled Part?

Sep 12, 2013

A collegue asked me about this as he has been given a part to model and the details are for the flat sheet not the finished model. Is this possible in 'sheet metal'? I had a quick play but couldn't work it out. Im used to creating the finished part and 'un-folding' to get the flat pattern.Detail supplied below.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cut Across Bend Feature

Dec 27, 2013

I'm trying to use the cut across bend feature on a sheet metal part. However, when I check cut across bend, it grays out all of the other cutout options, and only has thickness as the only option. This is perplexing to me, because I can't think of too many times I'd need this option other than when there is more than one thickness of material I need to manipulate the profile onto.

I was to understand that this "cut across bend" is for use similar to the "normal cutout" command in solid edge? Keeps the cut perpendicular to the sheet face in a sheet metal part.
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AutoCAD Inventor :: Can't Dimension A Bend

Jun 7, 2013

I attached an IPT file that a customer sent us to manufacture for them.It's a rectangular aluminum tube with two bends.In the IDW when I try to place center points and dimension the radius it is not recognized.The original file was a STEP.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Is There A Way To Bend At Assembly

Feb 14, 2012

Under the modify tab in a part file, I can drop down and click "bend part."  We have a bunch of frames made out of stock tubing that are welded together, then bent as a whole.  Is there a way to bend at the assembly?  I want the model to represent the production process.  I don't want to have to bend each tube alone, then reassemble. That would double my parts/part numbers.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Add Tube To Connectors

Dec 3, 2013

What way do i add tube to the connectors.Should it be added in assembly or as a separate part?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Spikes On Tube

Apr 2, 2013

How to create spikes on tube. I've try several way, but no success. I've try to mate with holes on plate and than to bend half of the plate, but not succeed.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Get Tube And Pipe Add-on

Jun 18, 2012

how to get the tube and pipe add-on? I do not already have it and I have not been able to find much information on how to get it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Change Radius On A Bend

Oct 21, 2011

I have been trying to bend a larger radius on a corner bend but i can not seem to be able to . I start out with a face of 46" x 82"  i want to put a 1/2" bend up then a 1/2" bend out to make a z shape i'm using as a material .109 stainless steel and i want to end up with a 1/2" on the inside corners so that when i'm done i can flatten it out to get the proper sheer size for the piece the metal brake i'm using has a 1/2" die in thats why i trying to figure this out is their any way to put this kind of radius on the sheet metal bends.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Change The Down 90 To Bend FarSide 90?

Dec 2, 2013

Using Inventor 2012 is it possible to change the down 90 to Bend FarSide 90?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend A Cylinder At Several Places

Dec 27, 2012

I want to do a simple bend of a cylinder. That is, I have made a 40inch length and want to bend it at several places. 

I keep finding a reference to bend part but the tool does not exist in Inventor. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Retrieve A Bend From Sweep?

Oct 4, 2012

I have created a pipe using sweep through 2 planes and 3d sketch. I want a specific bend on that pipe to be extracted for drawing purpose. How do I do that ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Perform Bend In Flat Bar

Feb 21, 2012

If i have even used the correct technique but how do i perform the bends in the flat bar so as the bottom and top section are vertical and the small mid section is on the angle. At the moment the mid section is displayed vertical when using the cub please see attached files.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend Extents Not Visible

Oct 21, 2013

I have unfolded a 3D model into a flat plate, however the bend lines/extents do not appear in ISO.dwg

I doubled clicked into the view to access 'Display Options'. However, I cannot tick the box to display bend extents as this option is shaded out (refer to attached screen dump).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Dual Dimension A Bend

Apr 11, 2013

I cannot figure out how to dual dimension a bend like so:


e.g. DOWN 90 R1/2"[13]  preferred

or   DOWN 90 R1/2"[R13] okay

 There should be a degree symbol after the 90 in my examples but I can't figure out how to type it here. I can get DOWN 90 R1/2"[DOWN 90 R13] but it's too long.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend Notes On Drawing

Aug 13, 2012

Is there a way to make Inventor automatically add a note, along the bend line, indicating bend direction, number of degrees and bend radius?

Also, in 2013, where are the bend tables located? I've checked the help file, and it's telling me cprogram filesautodeskinventor 2013design data

I followed that path, but I do not have the "design data" folder it's calling for.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Mirror A Bend In 2014

Jun 22, 2013

Inventor 2014 LT / have run into a problem in a throw-away project I"m working on.

A simple example is to create a piece of 3x5x.125 flat bar, add a sketch giving you a bend line and bend the end of it. Now try to mirror the whole thing giving you a 3x10x.125 flat bar bent on both ends.  

FWIW: My project isn't this simple - I know I can just make the FB and bend both ends ... this is an example of mirroring a bend not working.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Save DXF Without Bend Lines

Dec 31, 2011

I am trying to save copy as dxf without bendlines so I can directly import the file into my waterject CAM software.  There has to be a way to tell it not to add the benline layer.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Cut Across Bend

Dec 20, 2012

I have a sheet metal door with a little bracket that gets welded to the inside lip through a cut-out in the face of the door. (see assembly)

I can't get the cut-out to line up flush with the inside lip of the door, as that is where the brackets gets welded to. the current aseembly is set-up the way I want, but I can't get a flat pattern on the door, becasue of the cut going across the bend.

I have checked off the "cut across bend" in the cut dialogue box, but this leaves a small (~1/32) lip in the cut-out and runs interference in the placement of the bracket. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend Along Non-planar Surface?

Dec 26, 2013

I am not sure what I am doing wrong but when I use the bend tool I am getting weird results. Does the surface to be bent have to be planar? See photo attachment.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Why Can't Move Bend Tags

May 13, 2011

Create a new sheet metal part make it a box of any size add four flanges then create a flat pattern.  Save the file then create a drawing view of the flat pattern.  All well and good so far...  Now create a Table using the flat pattern view as the source, which creates a Bend table just fine. 

Place the table on the sheet and Tags are added to the bend lines which is wonderful and great.  Now try to move a tag.... BZZZZZZ your time is up you can't.  

Yet in your Sheet Metal Annotations in Drawing - Wiki Help page in the Procedures - Create or edit a bend table - Create bend tags section it states: 
Tip Drag the bend tag text away from the original position to add a leader to the bend tag. Is this a bug or something not set right on my system?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend Order Annotation With VBA?

Nov 3, 2011

How do i get the bend order annotation # with vba?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Find Length Of A Bend

Oct 6, 2011

I have some code that find the length of a bend and it works great until there is a cut operation that passes through the edge of the part and through the bend. When this cut exists the systems recognizes the single bend 2 times which is fineand it should, just that it should also then be able to determine the length of each segment.  It appears to be providing the length of the first segment twice. Any way to get either the segmented lengths or the length of the bend without the cut?  I need a total length and the code below gives wrong data for the one edge length.   the attached file shows what I mean.

Sub Bends()
Dim oDoc As PartDocument
Set oDoc = ThisApplication.ActiveDocument


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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Cut Across Bend In The Attached Part

Oct 31, 2011

I'm trying to cut across bend in the attached part. Usually this thing works quite good, but for some reason it's not letting me do it. What Am I doing wrong? How can I do it?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bend 15 Degree At 800 Mm From Bottom

Dec 6, 2012

I want to make this part that bend 15 degree at 800 mm from bottom. In my attempt.

First, I bend it 15 degree.

And, make flange from Face and upper flange then I stuck with error.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Tube Get Hide After Zooming Near It

Dec 29, 2013

> In Inventor , here we see the orange color tube shown in the attached screenshot.

 Attched File : Frames11

> But after zooming it nearby it’s get disappear as shown in the attached screenshot.

  Attched File : Frames12

> One more shocking point is that we open this same drawing on other PC and there it’s display corrrectly.

Any solution for this hide tube. We are using:

Software :  Inventor Ultimate 2014-64 Bit
Hardware : Workstation Dell Precision T3600

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