I researched forum for problems related to sheet metal bending - found similar problems, but couldn’t figure solutions or real causes to the problem I just encountered.
I sent a simple model (exported as step) to fabricators for flat sheet metal bending. When opening my model in SolidWorks, all sorts of errors are reported and they are not able to get a flat sheet from it. I tried to model it in several different ways:
- extruding the profile curve into surface, then offsetting it 1mm to solid,
- offsetting a 2 rail surface,
- loffsetting a lofted surface,
no success. I’m attaching a sample - stp file exported from Rhino. Any ideas?
test_loft_sldw.stp (65.6 KB)