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Sheet Metal from Lofted Part

kent_hendersonkent_henderson Member Posts: 44 PRO
I'm struggling with converting Part 1 into a sheet metal part using the same methods as my previous 3 sheet metal parts. Part 1 is a loft. Any advice?
https://cad.onshape.com/documents/eed4cc8b4113533683ba3fb6/w/cd29b5d613dfbf421d711054/e/18e6b80b7e051b74db10f792

Answers

  • steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 113 ✭✭✭
    edited November 20
    @kent_henderson

    The left and right sides of Part 1 we’re not planar. That’s why it couldn’t be made into a sheet metal model.

    To see how those sides were made planar, check the items in the Features List after Sheet Metal Model 3

    Once I applied the Sheet Metal Model tool to Part 1, Part 1 was no longer Part 1. It became Part 19, and all the other parts shifted so that what was Part 2 became Part 1 and what was Part 3 became Part 2, so on and so forth

    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/9ae5dc6def6e490a571a04ec/w/3dfeb8db96724f9a33ffaba9/e/3521eeace5d9c5c688563f6f
  • kent_hendersonkent_henderson Member Posts: 44 PRO
    Thanks Steve. I wonder why the loft introduced non-planar features? Sounds like a great checkbox to add to the loft dialog box. Thanks for figure this out. It was late, and I was frustrated.
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