Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the options of the contour roll, part of Sheet Metal Design with Inventor.
…If we're designing roll form parts the contour roll tool can…make life much easier for you.…It's very similar to the contour phalange but…of course it has a much more specialized approach.…Like the contour phalange you start out with a simple sketch.…In this case however,…we've included an axis by declaring one line to be a centerline.…So when we start the contour roll tool,…it will automatically select our profile and then I can select the axis.…
Once you've done this it will go ahead and generate a profile or preview.…And just to explore this let's take a look at some of the options.…Initially it was created to 359 degrees so it can leave a gap so…this part can be unfolded.…We would of course weld that in manufacturing to close this body in.…But in this case, let's take a look at some different options.…So for example, if I change the roll angle, we can see which direction it's…going and reverse it or divide that angle by the sketch plane.…
We can, of course, take the geometry and set it inside, or outside of that sketch,…
- 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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