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sheet metal behavior at bends

glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member, OS Professional Posts: 140 PRO
I went looking for a work around to get a rolled part. Had success until I went to put some cut outs through the part.
Used 4  bends with small straights and got what I was looking for well within tolerance needed.
Problem came when projecting cut outs since everything is a bend.
Restrictions around bends was a bit confounding:
1: cut out must extend across entire bend or feature fails.
2: cut out can't be on the edge of a bend or feature fails. (normally can move out a small amount to accommodate like .001)
3: works when cut out extends right across bend but no mater depth specified the cut extends through to bottom of bend.
See sample "rolled part approximation" in public docs.

This behavior is not so good for a number of items I work with that may have pipes or the like passing through large bend corners or in this case all bend corners. Any cut out that passes through, around or over a bend fails.
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