Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Opening parts with the Rip tool, part of Inventor: Sheet Metal Design.
…In order to unfold a part for sheet metal production, you need to have an open edge.…But we don't need to limit the design options that you have in Inventor to…do this.…Earlier, we had an exercise using the lofted phalange.…As you see on the screen, here's our lofted phalange with an edge opened up.…This component can now be produced using traditional sheet metal features.…Another approach is to use more traditional solid modeling techniques in…order to create shapes, and then open them up using the rip tool.…
Let's see how this process is done.…Now we have our lofted flange back from before, and…it's ready to be produced once we open up a gap for the unfold capability.…To do this, we use the rip tool.…The rip tool has several options, there are several rip types.…Let's try the Point to Point first.…Of course, as with all the tools in AutoDesk Inventor,…we just simply follow the red arrows, select a face, select a first point,…start point, and an end point, and we're able to rip that component open.…
- 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
SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Designwith Gabriel Corbett2h 56m Intermediate
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m 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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