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Sheet Metal - prepare separate functions for edge preparation

Sheet Metal - prepare separate functions for edge preparation

In Creo parametric, edge preparation is located "inside" the Flange or Flat-KE.

This results in Problems for edge- and corner-preparations that depend on both Flanges.... and most of them I do are depending on both flanges!

closed_edge.jpg

For excample, you will not be able to build a closed edge (like Picture) using two separate Flange-KE with adequate work

You will have to reduce the base by (bend radius + thickness), add two flange-KE and then extend each of them to meet at the corner. Repeat this if you have multi-bend-flange-KE.

So, now... Whatif I change the sheets thickness?

you will have to overwork each single KE

sorry for mentioning an other CAD-System, but using HiCAD it is more comfortable, there are separate functions for creating edges like this (independent how the flange was created before)

My Idea:

provide separate functions for "edge preparation" (e.g. closed edge with/without gap or overlapping) and trimming flanges together (e.g. mitre with/without gap)

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