This is part 2 of a skill building exercise exploring sheet metal punch iFeatures. It covers selecting, placing and deleting sheet metalpunch iFeatures and assumes that you have already completed the skill builder: Sheet Metal Punch iFeatures - part 1.
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Sheet Metal Punch iFeatures - part 2
Estimated Time Required to Complete: 30 minutes
In This Exercise
In this skill building exercise you will place the simple Sheet Metal Punch iFeature created in the first skill building exercise of this series.After you have completed this exercise you should understand:How to access the Punch Tool placement functionality.The steps required to select and deselect center points for punch placement.Selection of punch parameters which will affect the resulting placed sheet metal features.How to adjust the angle of the placed punch features during placement.
To complete this exercise you will:Download and open a zip file containing a (very) simple sheet metal part.Use the Punch Tool command to select and place the Sheet Metal Punch iFeature created in the first skill building exercise of thisseries on all of the center points in the supplied part.Delete the four identically placed features (keeping the sketch) and place variations of the punch on the same centers usingalternative parameters.
Prior to working this exercise you should:Have completed the first skill building exercise in this series entitled: Creating a Simple Sheet Metal Punch iFeature.Download (and unzip) the zip file containing the target files that will be used during this exercise.punch02_data.zip
(zip - 60Kb)
Placing Sheet Metal Punch iFeatures
1. Open the punch02_target.ipt file contained in the downloaded zip file. This simple part contains a single face feature and a displayedsketch containing 4 center points and will serve the purposes of this exercise. Quickly note that the material thickness in this part is 0.25inches (while the material thickness in the part that served as the source for the punch you just created was 0.120 inches). Sheet MetalPunch iFeatures will use the value of the
parameter when placed.
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