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SHEET METAL COUNTERSUNK HOLE ISSUE

POCPOC Member Posts: 6 PRO
Hi
The countersink routine does not produce a countersunk feature on my sheetmetal part? it inserts a circular hole If I duplicate the process on a standard extruded shape everything works as expected.
Thanks

Best Answer

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Posts: 1,914 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    active sheet-metal parts can only have cuts perpendicular to the top face. (anything that can be done on a standard laser table)
    you will need to add a "Finish Sheet-Metal" feature in order to cut features like countersinks.
    (anything that will happen after the part has been cut from the laser table)

Answers

  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,914 PRO
    Accepted Answer
    active sheet-metal parts can only have cuts perpendicular to the top face. (anything that can be done on a standard laser table)
    you will need to add a "Finish Sheet-Metal" feature in order to cut features like countersinks.
    (anything that will happen after the part has been cut from the laser table)
  • tony_buxtontony_buxton Member Posts: 1
    Hopefully someone at Onshape realizes that countersinks can be done on a turret punch. Limiting a feature to a particular machine process is a little shortsighted.
    I cannot begin to thank the people at Onshape for their work in providing this product. Even if this feature never makes it into a release, the simple fact that this software is so robust and filled with incredible features makes it the go to solution.
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,266
    @tony_buxton thanks for your kind words - it's on the list.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,283 PRO
    Am I imagining a custom feature existing for punching sheet metal? @MBartlett21
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • jakeramsleyjakeramsley Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 581
    Am I imagining a custom feature existing for punching sheet metal? @MBartlett21

    That would be impressive, but currently I don't think it is possible.  Sheetmetal treats faces almost as if they are infinitely thin, finding where the hole is and then thickening (that's not how it technically does it, but much to the same affect).  
    Jake Ramsley

    Director of Quality Engineering              onshape.com
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