AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Bin - Add Flange

Aug 8, 2013

I am working on a bin type unit, and am having trouble creating a flange, I am creating the bin in the final product stage, then I will separate into manufacturer components. I am having trouble adding this flange around the top 4 edges of the bin. I need the four corners to meet on a miter 45. I will then rip down each seam and have 4 separate panels.

Is this a bad workflow? Is there a better route? I attached the part in Inventor 2013 format,

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Offsetting Flange Using Sheet Metal

May 10, 2012

I'm trying to make this part on Sheet Metal, and I have to offset this flange at 28 degree that meet 0.37". The thickness is 0.12". Currently, the only method that I know how to meet that 0.37" is by playing around (guess and check) with the number in picture 3. Any other methods to create this offset part.

Inventor 2011
Window 7, 64bits

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Overlap Flange In Sheet Metal?

Oct 28, 2012

I tried to create a overlap flange in sheet metal, but the result is not what I want as I cannot select the gap edge near the circle portion. I attached the file here.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Flange Is Longer Than Edge

Oct 9, 2012

Is this a bug in sheet metal?

I pick an edge to create a Flange feature and the Flange is longer than the edge.  (Flange4 in the file)

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Punch Tool With A Flange?

Feb 1, 2012

I am trying to make a punch tool in inventor for sheet metal. I noticed that for the features I could not select faces or flanges I did. I know you can extrude the same shape to get the same result but I wanted to use a face/flange so that I can retain the flat development. What is the best way around this.

To get a sense of what I am trying to make:

-square cut out

-on the bottom edge of the square I made a face that is angled at 45 degrees

It would be closest to a louver tool.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Flange Only On Partial Edge

Dec 14, 2012

I have a sheet metal part where I selected an incorrect edge when creating flanges, is there an easy way to deselect the edge? I can add edges and I can select the glyph for a specific edge to edit it, but short of deleating the feature and starting over I have not found a good way of deselecting an edge.

Inventor Premium 2013 SP1.1
Vault 2013- plain vanilla version
HP G71 notebook
celeron cpu w 4gb RAM and 64 bit system
Win 7 home premium

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Flange On Partial Edge

Dec 14, 2012

How can I define the length of a flange in a sheet metal part? In other words, I would like a flange to run a definitive length along the edge of a part, not the entire edge of a part.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Can't Produce Flange With Miter

Jul 9, 2012

I have a problem doing a flange in a sheet metal.

I've attached a picture and the file for whoever.

inventor 2011
vault pro 2012

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Flange Sheet Metal Part From Inner Edges

Feb 7, 2013

I would like to ask any support to how can I solve the problem I have to face.

I have a metal sheet part. In the middle of it there is a square shape cutting. 

I would like to create a flange to get the final flat pattern as you can see in the attached file nemed "flat pattern.png".

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AutoCAD Inventor :: SHEET METAL Lofted Flange Open Profile

May 2, 2012

Looking to developed the lay flat of a pan that has two different contours The small end must nest into the large end. The geometry for each end is in the attached file was draw in Auto-Cad and imported into inventor. Try to connect with lofted flange but only can select one piece of geometry at a time.

Tried to make them polyline's. {did not work} Do I need to create geometry in between them?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating Flange From Bottom Cut Section Of Sheet Metal

Dec 20, 2013

I am having some trouble creating a flange from the bottom cut section of the sheet metal in the attached file. The flange should be flushed with the bottom surface but should be vertical. Everytime I try to do it, it gives me an error message "Not a valid sheet metal edge: adjacent face thickness may be different from sheet metal settings". The whole body is made out of 0.25" plate and the width of the cut section is also 0.25" when I inspect it.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Make A Custom Flange To Sheet Metal Part?

Dec 6, 2011

I am trying to make a custom flange to my sheet metal part.  The flange tool only gives parallel flanges, but I would like my flange to be longer on one end than the other.  Basically cut at the red lines.

I am using Inventor 2009 Suite.

ACAD 2010
ACADE 2008
AIS 2009

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Part Will Not Create Flange Due To Multi Body Error

Feb 1, 2012

I have a part that is derived from a surface skeleton ipt.  The derived surface is thickened and then some holes are added.  Then, when I try to add a flange, it gives me the error "Sheet metal features are not supported in multi solid body parts".  My part is a sheet metal part and single body.

INV 2013

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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 :: How To Cut Sheet Metal

Jul 14, 2012

I just what to cut a sheet metal,

and I don't know how (see in Capture.JPG where i what to cut, and test.iam what I what to cut).

Where is the icon "project the geometry" ?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Elliptical

Jan 6, 2012

I need a flat pattern for this part but it seems impossible. STEP 2 illustrate the desirable result.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Imprint

Aug 21, 2013

Working with sheet metal and laying out a pattern for the cnc and was wondering if there is a way to imprint an extrusion onto the surface instead of cutting it. Mainly this will be used for a marking tool so the line type or layer would need to be different.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Unfolding Sheet Metal

Dec 18, 2013

Attached are two sheet metal parts that we need to unfold and make them flat for a drawing. We cannot seem to capture the reference A or reference B planes asked for by the unfold command.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Perforation In Sheet Metal

Jan 27, 2012

Is there a way to get the appearance of perforation on a sheet metal tube without having to create each and every hole?  Looking for an appearance to drag onto the surface. Kind of like when you make a part look like it is made of brick.  It being just an image on the model surface.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Model ACM Sheet Metal

Oct 20, 2011

Very thin gauge aluminum sheets with a composite sandwiched between them.

The challenge is, the panels are relatively thick, 3mm or 4mm, but a router is used on the fold lines before bending to cut through all but the outer aluminum.  This makes for a very tight bend radius.

So, thick 3 layer material, tight bend with mitered corners.  Can Inventor's sheet metal tools handle this? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Tools

Apr 17, 2013

Can this part be made with sheet metal will be made from aluminum. I attach the shape made with standard tools and the sheet metal do add the sides in sheet metal.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Normal Cut In Sheet Metal

Sep 6, 2012

how incredible it is that Inventor still does not have a functional normal cut option for sheet metal like Solidworks and Solidedge have long had and I agree.  I realize that there are the standard workflows like using derive and thicken to get around this problem.  However, for those interested, there is a way to make a normal cut (for laser/cnc) directly in the sheet metal part in many cases.  It involves using a sketch to split a face and then using the resulting profile for a thicker/cut feature.  I'm always interested in any other methods out there for obtaining normal cuts in complex sheet metal (for a clean dxf export).  By the way, Autodesk, do you actually not have any plans of ever adding functionality in this area?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Tabs

Feb 3, 2012

what's the best way to make tabs on a rolled round ring.  I got it done using unfold/refold option but I can not get sheet metal flat. 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Extents Add-in?

Jul 3, 2012

I am using IV ultimate 2013

just found about this add-in:[URL]

But its not working for me:

I ran the installer, created a sheet metal part and hit rebuild all, it did not create any proeprties, also tried to manually create the properteis then hit rebuild, no go.

I also did a search on my hardrive for the ApplicationPlugins, and placed the sheet metal folder in all of them(there were 3) tried again noto.

The add-in also does not appear in the add-in manager.

Or is there different what to get the flat pattern dimensions in 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cannot Convert To Sheet Metal

Dec 7, 2012

I have just modelled a part with some faces and tried to convert to sheet metal to have inventor make the bends between the faces. However when trying to convert to sheet metal i get the following error message (Autodesk Inventor Professional Tip) - "This model cannot be converted to Sheet Metal because it contains features that have created multiple bodies. In order to convert to Sheet Metal these features must first be removed."

As the picture show the part only has 1 solid. Even when deleting all features except the "base" face I get the same error message or Tip as Inventor calls it.

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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 :: Create A Sheet Metal Jog?

Oct 5, 2007

How can I create a sheet metal jog? Like the attached. I used a contor flange to creat this one, but I have to add a jog to an existing part and don't want to have to totally redraw it just to get the jog. I'm hoping you can add it like you can a flange.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Slice Sheet Metal

Nov 13, 2011

I was designing a part which consisted in a circular sheet metal part with a hole in the center, and a bent rectangular radii-oriented section. The second feature is the one I want to give focus in this thread.

Take a circular sheet metal with a diameter of 30 mm and a thickness of 1 mm. Now, to achieve the bent section one would perform - in a workshop or any other equivalent - two parallel slices of about 5 mm in length with a distance from each other of 4 mm. The slice would start in the circumference and end somewhere nearer to the center of the disc, but not parallel to a radius (since its parallel to another slice 4 mm apart as said before). After the slicing was done, one would bend the section between the slices 90 degrees to any of the sides.

Now, in Inventor I couldn't find a way to do this. I couldn't just slice a line through the disc. I worked it around by cutting rectangles of 0.2 mm in width and with the length of the desired slices, and then using the folding command to bend it 90 degrees. Is it possible to perform this so called slices?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cuts In Sheet Metal Part

Sep 3, 2013

I made a part in sheet metal and used the Cut tool for cut-outs...i tried by using flatten Patern,draw sketch but this did not cut there a more better way of making these cuts?

INV 2013

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Interlocking Joints In Sheet Metal

Apr 30, 2013

I have been trying to work out how to make interlocking joints in sheet metal parts. The attached screen shot is the only way I have found to do it in Inventor, but it is a cheat. One of the flanges is a 85˚ bend because if it were 90˚ it would give an error "Flange Body intersects with existing body or self intersects."

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Rule In Drawing

May 7, 2012

I have setup all our Sheet Metal Rules to be all of our stocked in house sheet metals.  The sheet metal rules are named like:

ALUM 5052 H32 1/2" (Part Number)
ST STEEL T304 3/8" (Part Number)
STEEL 44W 1/8" (Part Number)

And each rule has the proper thickness, material, and some standardized bend radius's.  I've done this to introduce more uniformity in our designs, and to also allow the designer to put as much information into the model as possible, so that if someone else does the drawings, there is no question as to which material is used.

I now want to bring in the Sheet Metal Rule name into the drawing automatically.  I can't seem to find a way to reference the Sheet Metal Rule directly from the drawing.  What I need to do is pick a standard field in the i Properties (I used Stock Number), and put in =<Sheet Metal Rule> so that now the Stock Number references the Sheet Metal Rule, and then in the drawing I can just reference the Stock Number, and it will come in.

I don't like having to use the Stock Number as a middle man though, as none of our existing models are setup like this.  Is it possible to reference Sheet Metal Rule in the drawing without having to use another field as a placeholder for the information?  

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