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bending an existing model

brimborium

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Hi, I am very new to UGS NX and am using NX 6.
Now I made a sketch of this with all the holes in it and then extruded it 0.8mm.

Now it looks very nice and stuff, but now I want to bend it on the lines marked with the holes (I made to holes to be able to bend it by hand, it is out of aluminium). So now I also want to do that in NX, to visualize it. Is it possible to bend this model or how should I have done it otherwise to be able to have an unbent and a bent version of it?

I made a drawing for you, so you can better see what I am talking about. ;)


edit: And here you can see what I mean with "bent"... This was a first try I have done by hand.


Thanks for the answer!
 
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RicoC

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You will need to use Application Modeling then Insert | Sheet Metal | Bend.
You must have a line that lies on the solid face and passes through the solid from end to end which would represent the bend line. The operator is very easy to understand. It is a two to three step process.

Select the face, bend line, then the side to stay stationary, then OK.

OK, maybe 4 steps.

There is a similar command found in the NX Sheet Metal Application.




Hi, I am very new to UGS NX and am using NX 6.
Now I made a sketch of this with all the holes in it and then extruded it 0.8mm.

Now it looks very nice and stuff, but now I want to bend it on the lines marked with the holes (I made to holes to be able to bend it by hand, it is out of aluminium). So now I also want to do that in NX, to visualize it. Is it possible to bend this model or how should I have done it otherwise to be able to have an unbent and a bent version of it?

I made a drawing for you, so you can better see what I am talking about. ;)


edit: And here you can see what I mean with "bent"... This was a first try I have done by hand.


Thanks for the answer!
 

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