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bent corner problems

zeurdoos

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I'm working/experimenting on a part as shown in the image. One side of the part is a flat wall, the other is rounded. Now I want to create bent extruded walls at each edge, but I can't select the edge pointed at by the arrow. I get the error message Invalid Edge. Select again, or in some cases Adjecent surfaces must be planar.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem?

Or should I have set this part up completely different?







http://www.proecentral.com/uploads/images/example2.jpg
 

Lazar

New member
Hmmm,



From a first look at the image, I am guessing that rather than an EXTRUDED wall, try creating a SWEPT wall instead.



L
 

zeurdoos

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I tried SWEPT too (forgot to mention it though) and that's what summons the Invalid edge error. The Adjecent surfaces error happens when trying an EXTRUDED wall.



Should I have made the part in normal modelling and then transfer it to sheetmetal ??



Wouter
 

jperkins

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Pick the edge face rather than the curved face or make the curved wall last. It may just be a matter of what order you make the walls. Another option is to make more walls with an extruded wall and bend the middle one with a UDF. With what you have now you won't be able to do a normal unbend anyway.



jperkins
 

KurtStark

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How did you manage to get the first non stright bend?

Sheetmetal only allows bending features which can be done on bending machines.

A solution could be to do the round wall first stright and make a form feature afterwards. The easiest way would be to model it solid and make a shell.
 

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