AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Bending Component With Correct Radius

Oct 2, 2013

How can I bend this component with the correct radius in Sheet Metal and then Flange it (It consists of two items being put together but It's hard to see)? I used the bending function in standard before but I have to Flange now.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bending Sheet Metal Having Big Radius

Dec 3, 2013

We have an issue where we are trying to bend a 1mm sheet with a 24mm radius. The one side must come out 105mm wide and the flange must be 50 mm wide. inventor gives a flat pattern width of 143.4

If we bend using a brake press and a 24mm tube blade then it wont come out the right size. its like the flat pattern isn't big enough. we get the 50 mm flange but whats left over is 99 and not 105. How do we deal with something like this?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bending Sheet Metal Part?

Oct 25, 2012

I want to bend the sheet metal part as on 90deg

I have tried using bend and Fold tool but it dose not produce the right model as desired.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bending / Unbending Of Sheet Metal

Nov 30, 2012

I am lisp programmer and i want to develop programme for Basic function of  Bending /unbending of Sheet metal. How Can I do this.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Basic Folding / Bending Of A Sheet Metal

Apr 19, 2013

I've created a sheet metal part and have set my parameters.  In using the fold feature, cannot create bend past 180 degrees.  Radius is large enough (21") and sheet is long enough as there is still flat sheet after a 180 degree bend. How do you create bends past 180 degrees? 

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Make Simulation Of Sheet Metal Bending?

Nov 30, 2012

I want to know if you can make the simulation of sheet metal bending, I'm designing a bending die, and I need to simulate the folding.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Basic Folding / Bending Of Sheet Metal?

Jan 24, 2013

I want to bend/fold this piece over a specific profile. There are too many tools for bending a sheet metal and I just don´t know where to start. I searched the web and this forum but there are too many options. Also when I create the flat pattern, it should be precise with a difference max +/-5mm. I thought I could use contour flange. Usualy it works. But only when it´s a simple rectangle. But not on this part.

I work with Inventor 2011.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: 2012 / Sheet Metal Bending Complex Curve

Jan 19, 2012

Trying to create a fold/bend/flange along a curved feature. I modeled the part to view but would like to be able to model this feature in sheet metal. This is how it would be manufactured, probably in a die roll.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Automation Of Sheet Metal Bending Parts Unfold / Refold

May 27, 2013

Automation of  the sheet metal bending parts unfold /refold in  for Inventor 2013.

I want to unfold the part with selecting the one of the face as stationary face and further selecting the bend/ bends with reference to face in 

For refold, I have to select the stationary reference automatically , based on some criteria, and further to select the single and multiple bends by using API.

 Also, I want to find the bends and faces relationship i.e.

How to find the bend associated with number of faces, how to find face entity  using internal name ; 

The code I tried I am attaching here for your reference.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: How To Change Sheet Metal Radius

Jun 4, 2013

how to change the bend radius on a flange that has several different bend radii with the same metal thickness. For example, I have a sheet metal part that is 1/4" thick and has one bend radius that needs to be .030". How can I change the bend radius?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Create Flanges On A Radius

Feb 18, 2013

The question is if I have designed a part in sheet metal with multiple flanges and one of my edges follow a specific radius. Is is possible to use contour roll or any other means to create a flange on that edge that will allow me to flatten that out. I cant see it being physically possible putting a bend in there as the material would need to stretch and the bend tool would need to follow that radius.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bent Tabs On Radius Using Sheet Metal

Oct 15, 2012

Is there a way to form tabs along a cylindrical surface? We are trying to make a bottom of a round basket and we are trying to use the sheet metal portion of Inventor so we could create a flat layout but I can not seem to use an arch as a bendline. Is this the case? We are using IV 2011.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal - Automatize Bend Radius Value

Dec 31, 2013

I have a large number of parts that are set with a "2mm" Bend Radius.

1. I wish to change it to "1.5mm" but manually takes time . Ways to automatize this?
2. What Bend Radius is recommended to be used for steel sheets (1.5 ; 2; 4; 5 mm).

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Changing Sheet Metal Thickness And Bend Radius

Mar 13, 2012

I wrote an app some time ago that swaps out user parameters that drive sheet metal thickness and bend radius.

it appears to work about 60% of the time when it doesn't it does not give any warning but even though the FX table shows the new user parameters driving thickness and bend radius the "sheet metal defaults dialog" thickness input box is grayed out and shows no value what so ever.  Clicking the Edit Sheet metal rule to display the "Style and Standard Edtior" the Thickness and Bendradius still show the Old userparameters.  See attached Pic.

I am setting the parameters as follows.

Replaced "Chan_Th" with "chn_thk"  in FX Userparameters



oSheetMetalCompDef.UseSheetMetalStyleMaterial = True       oSheetMetalCompDef.ActiveSheetMetalStyle.Thickness = sThick


As you can see FX reports the change but sheet metal settings does not.

This code appears to work or not at random.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Sheet Metal Material Not Correct

Jul 12, 2012

I'm using Inventor 2013. For some reason the material in a sheet metal part is not linked to the Sheet Metal Rule.

In the attachment you see on the left side that the material TRPL5-7 (that's a material I created) is linked to the Sheet Metal Rule TRAANPLAAT_5_7. But if I select TRAANPLAAT_5_7 as Sheet Metal Rule in Sheet Metal Defaults (see right picture in attachment) the Material doesn't change to TRPL5-7.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Bending Derived Component

Aug 13, 2013

I was wondering if there is a way to bend a derived componet. I have an odd extruded part and would like to cut and bend it. I want to do it this way so I can also include the cut length before bend. I know of frame generator, but am not able to use it since if falls out of the structure of how our files are saved.

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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 :: 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 :: 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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