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sz0k30

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Hey guys,

I am trying to make this sheet metal bracket, but I just can't seem to wrap my head around how to do it right?
The way it is now it won't unbend and I know its messed up. Thanks.
 

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Cator

Senior Member
Hello,
I edited the last sketch that overlapped the fold and now it works. The sketch can be edited better but here was an overlap problem.
Greetings Francesco.
 

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HaroldL

Alibre Super User
Since you already have the Master Sketch for the flat pattern, have you considered just using the Sketched Bends?
 

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sz0k30

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Thanks guys, but it seems that this area where the angled wings meet with the flat tab radius remains a problem. Need this to be a smooth, fluid, natural transition, not some jagged edge.
 

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idslk

Alibre Super User
...or like this?
upload_2021-10-6_22-17-3.png

Regards
Stefan
 

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sz0k30

Senior Member
Harold & Stefan,
WOW! Even though the icons are right next to each other, I never knew about or even noticed the "Sketched bends" option. Looks like exactly what I need . Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it.
Thanks!!!
 
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