It seems to be impossible to create a Blend Wall in Creo 1.0 unless you make another Sheet Metal feature first. Sometimes, that isn't practical. Pro/E could do this no problem, but in Creo the command isn't always available. Does anyone know how to add a Blend Wall as a First Wall, without starting the part in Sheet Metal mode? You may want to do this if you had Solid or Surface construction geometry.
Furthermore, it seems impossible to create a Sheet Metal circle, for example, without converting from Solid. I should be able to start a part in Sheet Metal mode, draw a circle and make that into my first wall, if I so chose.
So either way round, Sheet Metal seems to have changed. Can anyone help me out here? Is it an oversight by PTC?
I dont quite understand ure problem. I can make circle in sheetmetal and make it into first wall no prob.
Just sketch it and click on planar feature and ure done. it will say its first wall in model tree...
Well, yeah that's how it used to work in Pro/E. But in Creo 1.0 It won't have it. It will only make planar walls as effectively thin extrusions, so no circles allowed.
Sketch (circle) > Done > (select sketch) > Planar > Done > ERROR.
Think its prob with your installation of Creo if you get error. Maybe you should take it up with support.
I have managed to get a circle at last, but you have to start the part as Sheet Metal. It doesn't work if you start a general part and then convert. Even if you convert straight away.
Converting from general works fine too. make sure u pick same sheetmetal thickness as the height of previously extruded circle.
Yep. But i dont see the diffrence in starting from sheetmetal part and starting from general and then immediately converting to sheemetal before creating anything.
To add to the confusion, if I sketch a circle in a gernaral part, save and close the file, and open it again, everything is fine. Making a planar wall works as it should.