DriveWorks Pro 15: Sheet Metal Features [send feedback...]

Introduction

This document describes the types of rules that can be applied to models that have advanced feature parameters captured.

Driving advanced feature dimensions increases model generation time. Where possible capture feature dimensions (distances, numbers and angles) as dimensions rather than an advanced feature parameter.

During model generation captured dimensions are driven before captured advanced feature parameters. If the advanced feature parameter has also been captured as a dimension the value being driven into the advanced feature parameter will override the captured dimension.

Sheet Metal

Edge Flange

ParameterTypeDescription
AutoReliefType

One of the following values:

InnerV

OuterV

Blind

UpToVertex

BendOutside

BendSharp

MaterialInside

MaterialOutside

SheetMetalReliefNone

SheetMetalReliefObround

SheetMetalReliefRectangle

SheetMetalReliefTear

Rip

Extend

Sets the auto-relief type for this edge flange
UseDefaultBendRadiusTrue/FalseSets the Use Default Bend for this edge flange
BendAngleAngleSets the bend angle of the edge flange
BendRadiusDistanceSets the bend radius of the edge flange
GapDistanceDistanceSets the gap distance of the tear for this edge flange feature
OffsetDimType

One of the following values:

InnerV

OuterV

Blind

UpToVertex

BendOutside

BendSharp

MaterialInside

MaterialOutside

SheetMetalReliefNone

SheetMetalReliefObround

SheetMetalReliefRectangle

SheetMetalReliefTear

Rip

Extend

Sets the offset dimension type for this edge flange
OffsetDistanceDistanceSets the offset distance for this edge flange
ReliefDepthDistanceSets the relief depth of the edge flange
ReliefRatioNumberSets the relief ratio for this edge flange
ReliefTearType

One of the following values:

InnerV

OuterV

Blind

UpToVertex

BendOutside

BendSharp

MaterialInside

MaterialOutside

SheetMetalReliefNone

SheetMetalReliefObround

SheetMetalReliefRectangle

SheetMetalReliefTear

Rip

Extend

Sets the type of relief tear for this edge flange feature
ReliefWidthDistanceSets the width of the relief for this edge flange
ReverseOffsetTrue/FalseSets the reverse offset for this edge flange
OffsetType

One of the following values:

InnerV

OuterV

Blind

UpToVertex

BendOutside

BendSharp

MaterialInside

MaterialOutside

SheetMetalReliefNone

SheetMetalReliefObround

SheetMetalReliefRectangle

SheetMetalReliefTear

Rip

Extend

Sets the offset type for this edge flange
PositionType

One of the following values:

InnerV

OuterV

Blind

UpToVertex

BendOutside

BendSharp

MaterialInside

MaterialOutside

SheetMetalReliefNone

SheetMetalReliefObround

SheetMetalReliefRectangle

SheetMetalReliefTear

Rip

Extend

Sets the Position type for this edge flange
UsePositionOffsetTrue/FalseSets the Use Position Offset for this edge flange
UsePositionTrimSideBendsTrue/FalseSets the Use Trim Side Bends for this edge flange
PositionOffsetDistanceDistanceSets the Position offset distance for this edge flange
UseDefaultBendReliefTrue/FalseSets the Use Default Bend Relief for this edge flange
UseReliefRatioTrue/FalseSets the Use Relief Ratio for this edge flange
ReversePositionOffsetTrue/FalseSets the reverse Position offset for this edge flange

Hem

ParameterTypeDescription
AngleNumberSets the hem size angle
BendPosition

One of the following values:

swHemPositionTypeInside

swHemPositionTypeOutside

Sets the bend position
GapDistanceNumberSets the gap distance
BendTableFileText
BendDeductionNumber
BendAllowanceNumber
KFactorNumber
BendTypeNumber
LengthNumberSets the hem length for closed and open hems only
MiterGapNumberSets the miter gap for this hem feature
RadiusNumberSets the hem radius for tear drop and rolled hems only

Base Flange

ParameterTypeDescription
OverrideThicknessTrue/FalseSets whether to override the thickness value specified in the gauge table for this base flange feature
ThicknessDistanceSets the thickness for this base flange feature
OverrideRadiusTrue/FalseSets whether to override the bend radius value specified in the gauge table for this base flange feature
BendRadiusDistanceControls the bend radius for the Base Flange feature.
ReverseDirectionTrue/FalseSets whether to Reverse the Direction
ReverseThicknessTrue/FalseSets whether to Reverse the Thickness
OffsetDirections

One of the following values:

OneDirection

TwoDirections

Either "OneDirection" for one direction, or "TwoDirections" for two.
D1OffsetDistanceDistanceBase Flange direction 1 offset Type
D2OffsetDistanceDistanceBase Flange direction 2 offset Type

Bends

ParameterTypeDescription
BendRadiusDistanceControls the bend radius for a sheet metal feature.
BendDeductionDistance
BendAllowanceDistance
KFactorNumber
Type

One of the following values:

BendAllowBendTable

BendAlllowKFactor

BendAllowance

BendDeduction

ReliefRatioNumberControls the sheet metal relief ratio.

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