Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating transitions with a lofted flange, part of Sheet Metal Design with Inventor.
…Calculating transitions from one size to another, or…from one shape to another is time consuming and difficult.…Using the loft to flange tool we can greatly simplify this process for…creating complex designs.…Looking a little more closely at the completed design we see not only does it…go from a rectangular shape to a round shape.…But the round shape is at a plane that's not parallel to the rectangle.…It would be very time consuming to calculate this type of model.…In Inventor Sheet Metal,…we can use the lofted flange tool to transition automatically from one…shape to another by simply selecting the two profiles that we want to use.…
It will generate an immediate preview.…And from there we can start making modifications that are centered solely on…the manufacturing process.…For example, one option is to change the output to a die form tool.…This not only changes the appearance of the model, but…it acknowledges the different process that would be used.…Returning back to the press bake model,…we have other options that we can take into account.…
- Preparing your Inventor project
- Adding flanges to a part
- Cleaning up edges with hems
- Using the Bend feature
- Reusing existing data
- Making cuts in parts
- Opening parts with the Rip tool
- Improving productivity with the pattern tools
- Creating and editing a flat pattern
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with Autodesk Inventorwith John Helfen2h 50m Beginner
Sheet Metal Design with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 56m Intermediate
1. Preparing to Create Your Parts
2. Creating Sheet Metal Features
3. Tools that Modify Parts
4. Documenting Your Design
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