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Change dirction of bends in flat pattern

bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member Posts: 258 ✭✭✭
@lana, @scott_harris I had an idea to have the flat pattern in the drawing be placed in the drawing with direction you need.

Onshape automatically creates a flat pattern. If a Direction column were added to the bend chart you could see how the flat patten in oriented. If the chart has the direction as up and you need it to have the direction as down (material finish reasons) You could toggle the view cube to bottom then right click and have a command such as set as default. Default would be the view you need the flat to be represented in the drawing. When changing the orientation and setting the new default, the chart would change from up to down or down to up depending on what you had previous.

Something like this:



The other option I would like to see added is the ability to change the angle callout from outside(default) to inside. I need the inside call out for press brake purposes. Sorry for the wierd angles, I did a quick sketch and extrude to create these screen shots. :)



What do you guys think?

Thank you for all your help

Bryan Lagrange
Bryan Lagrange
Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

Comments

  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,923 PRO
    edited May 2018
    Yes, I think it would be good to be able to flip the direction.  This is an important thing that has to be considered for a lot of design's, especially stainless steel sheet with PVC covering brushed finishes. It would be also nice to see if the bend is going up or down.

    One other request I have is the ability to be able to reorder the bends to the sequence which would be used by the operator and even have backstop settings based on these sequences. 


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  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 482
    @bryan_lagrange
    Thank you for your suggestion.I'll give it more thought.

    @brucebartlett
    The "move up", "move down" options in context menu are there to allow reordering : 
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,923 PRO
    @lana ; ahh! yes, I'd forgotten about the RMB move. 
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  • bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member Posts: 258 ✭✭✭
    @lana Just checking to see if you guys had anymore thoughts, suggestions, implementation (crossing fingers) of this idea?
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 482
    @bryan_lagrange
    Thank you for checking in. Thoughts and suggestions - yes, not enough cycles to get to implementations - alas! If you have any additional thoughts, please voice them. 
  • romeograhamromeograham Member Posts: 242 PRO
    I would also like to be able to specify the "front" of a sheet metal part. I use sheet metal for labels on containers - when it comes to show the flat pattern (of the die line) on a drawing, I almost always have to select the other view to get the die line to be oriented correctly in the drawing. Usually, I have to select Bottom view, then rotate the drawing view 180 degrees.

    Thanks!
  • lanalana Onshape Employees Posts: 482
    @romeo_graham392
    Thank you.
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