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Can Onshape do Sheet Metal lofts?

joseph_terpendjoseph_terpend Posts: 2Member PRO
Can Onshape do Sheet Metal lofts? If so is there a tutorial? 

Answers

  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,082Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    You can't do sheet metal loft as a feature in Onshape, but you should be able to create the shape as a solid and use the sheet metal convert. 

    The trick is to get the faces on the part flat before you convert to sheet metal. In this example, I used the loft feature but then had to patch the flat chamfered corners in. 

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  • joseph_terpendjoseph_terpend Posts: 2Member PRO
    So Onshape cannot do square to round sheetmetal lofts yet?
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Posts: 1,082Member, OS Professional, Mentor PRO
    edited July 17
    No, Onshape doesn't  have a feature to do square to round sheet metal lofts yet. 

    However, with a bit of effort, you can make it happen. See doc here.  I'd be interested to see if this suits what you're after to help @lana add this in the future.

    Maybe someone could even write a feature script to create the square to round transition with flat faces to make it easier for the short term.



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