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Sheetmetal, from flat to curved. How?

nmadsen
1-Newbie

Sheetmetal, from flat to curved. How?

Hi,

I have a model of a nameplate which is flat. However, I need to attach it to a curved surface.

I would like to modify the model so that I keep the flat part as the generic model and the curved as the model used in the assembly.

Can someone please advise the easiest way to perform this operation.

I am working in Creo Elelements / Pro

Thanks

Niels M. M.


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StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:nmadsen)

So what I did was build the extrude, converted it to sheet metal (driving surface) and then added a bend feature, selecting one of the end edges as the bend line, the bend radius would be change from thickness to whatever diameter you are wrapping the label on to. I used 90 degree angle but the part was too short to make it all the way to the end of the bend.

bend.jpg

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GrahameWard
5-Regular Member
(To:nmadsen)

A pic might help.

Something like this. I would like to wrap the gold coloured plate around the cylindrical surface.

/NMM

Nameplate.PNG

StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:nmadsen)

I believe if you just convert it to sheetmetal, and add a bend feature to it you can get what you want. You can then control the bend feature with the family table.

unbent.jpg bent.jpg

GrahameWard
5-Regular Member
(To:StephenW)

That's a big bend radius!

StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:GrahameWard)

We're rolling now!!! Ba-da-chi

We're on track now! This is what I was searching for. Now I just need to pick the right options to actually create the feature.

StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:nmadsen)

So what I did was build the extrude, converted it to sheet metal (driving surface) and then added a bend feature, selecting one of the end edges as the bend line, the bend radius would be change from thickness to whatever diameter you are wrapping the label on to. I used 90 degree angle but the part was too short to make it all the way to the end of the bend.

bend.jpg

StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:StephenW)

I don't do much sheetmetal these days. This is the first time I used sheetmetal since Creo 2.

Eureka!

Thanks.PNG

StephenW
23-Emerald I
(To:nmadsen)

Glad I could help.

Dale_Rosema
23-Emerald II
(To:StephenW)

Don't forget to mark it as answered for those who follow behind.

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