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Sheetmetal Miter Flange

LM_9931996
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Sheetmetal Miter Flange

Hi Members,

 

I am currently playing around trying to learn CREO, I have done a little bit of inventor in the past. Although quite similar there are obviously some differences, I'm sure you experienced lot will be able to point me in the right direction.

 

The problem I'm having is when I create a sheet metal flange via sketch (please see attached example), it automatically miters but leaves the deformed area intersecting. Obviously this will create problems when manufactured. 

 

Is there any way to automatically cut this excess material out via the sheet metal tools as opposed to manually creating a sketch and 'cutting' material away with the cut/extrude feature?

 

Thanks Heaps!!!  

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If possible model your part in part mode, not sheet metal mode. You can then convert the part to sheet metal, in many cases this is a more efficient way to create parts in Creo. It is much faster to create the geometry in part mode for many parts.

 

As you have found flange is not the tool that will yield the result you want in your example model. Without understanding your design geometry it is hard to make a suggestion on how to build it.

 

Details on conversion functionality

https://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/r6.0/usascii/index.html#page/sheetmetal/sheetmetaldesign/... 

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If possible model your part in part mode, not sheet metal mode. You can then convert the part to sheet metal, in many cases this is a more efficient way to create parts in Creo. It is much faster to create the geometry in part mode for many parts.

 

As you have found flange is not the tool that will yield the result you want in your example model. Without understanding your design geometry it is hard to make a suggestion on how to build it.

 

Details on conversion functionality

https://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/r6.0/usascii/index.html#page/sheetmetal/sheetmetaldesign/... 

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Thank you so much for your reply! You have opened up a whole new world of sheet metal design workflow for me! I have been playing around with it the last few days and converting from a solid part tends to work better in most scenarios. 

 

Thanks again 

Sheetmetal conversion tool is pretty good.  However, the flange tool could maybe do what you need - look in edge treatment menu and see if adding a gap could give you something close enough:

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