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sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

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sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

Im designing a frame using square tubes. Cut-outs that are not perpendicular to the metal wall are automatically adjusted in sheetmetal modus I would like to avoid unwanted edges sticking out, for this Creo has the "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" function, but I cant get it to work!

It only works when the edges are ripped and not bend. See images. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug or did they just stop programming when they needed the recources elsewhere?

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Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

If you make the surround 1st with a seam, the extrude does work properly. Then you build whatever you need for the "floor"

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Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

I think there is a little bug in there, I've had trouble with it too.

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

Im wondering if the people at PTC read this forum and pick up stuff like this..?

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

you can report to tech support

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

How do I do that?

Also I have a great idea: if the guys at PTC responsible for programming would all regularly check this forum (which is owned by PTC..) and even reply once in a while; that would really be efficient and give the users the illusion PTC actually cares.

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

you have to log a case. go to ptc support section.

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

If you make the surround 1st with a seam, the extrude does work properly. Then you build whatever you need for the "floor"

box_cut.PNG

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

Hi BJ P,

I have this in my notes of things to follow-up on from when I read this last week. You were heard, I just did not have any sort of resolution to provide.

Is this still something you are working on or did Antonius' response get you where you needed to be?

Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

An square tube is not a sheet metal part. What you need to do in this case is to deactivate the "Remove material normal to surface" button.

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Re: sheetmetal: "remove material normal to both driving and offset surfaces" bug?

Hi Clint, I solved this by doing the extrude twice.

Could you say if this is a bug or just something?