DriveWorks Pro 16: 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 flange length.
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 flange position.
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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