Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with the Punch tool, part of Sheet Metal Design with Inventor.
…Deformed features can't be folded.…So a special operation needs to be done to create these stamped features.…Now I use the Stamp tools to place these complex features on a part.…And take a look at a couple of the options that are available through them.…One of the things that's required to use Punch tools, is a sketch.…You have to have a point for…that Punch tool to strike in order to modify the sheet metal.…So that approach is taken inside of Autodesk Inventor.…Apply a sketch, set a point, and then take the Punch tool and apply it on that point.…
So let's use the Punch tool and select an operation that we want to create.…Autodesk adventure comes with a series of Punch tools predefined, but…you can also create your own and add them to the library.…Once I've started the tool, it will give me a preview and…then I can make modifications.…For example I can go to the Geometry.…I change the angle that I want to apply this at.…And I can even go in some Punch tools and…select a list of optional sizes or add sizes that I like.…
- 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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