Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Options for calculating flat patterns, part of Sheet Metal Design with Inventor.
…Another important thing to keep in mind when creating sheet metal defaults is how…your 3D parts will be converted to 2D flat patterns for production.…If you've been producing sheet metal parts, touch base with manufacturing to…find out the methods they use to create their flat patterns.…Let's take a look at how these flat patterns are generated by default.…In the styles we have our sheet metal unfold methods.…The current one that's active and…the one that's usually the default for Inventor is a simple k factor.…This is a calculation based on the thickness of the material that…compensates for how much that material will stretch as it's bent into shape.…
If you're familiar with bend compensation.…You probably already have formulas that you use to figure out how much that…material will stretch based on different thicknesses and different angles.…Another option, that manufacturing might use is a bend table.…Autodesk Inventor comes with bend tables built in.…And you can use that as a basis for…understanding how to construct your own bend table.…
- 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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