NX CR 2206

Creating Sheet Metal Between two Sketches in NX

You can create a sheet metal feature/part between two sketches or edges in NX sheet metal modeling. These parts can be used in piping system adaptors for connecting different-sized or shaped parts such as different-sized circle-rectangle, circle-line, rectangle-line, rectangle-rectangle, etc.…

For this operation

  • The sketch curves must have opened contours.
  • The sketch planes must be parallel to each other.

The “Lofted Flange” command is used for this operation. The command location;

  • Home Ribbon Bar => Base Group => Flange Drop-Down => “Lofted Flange”
  • Menu => Insert => Bend => “Lofted Flange”

The figure shows a sheet metal part created by connecting two different sketches.

To create a part in the figure.

  1. Create first sketch.
  2. Create second sketch.
  3. Start the “Lofted Flange”.
  4. The command dialog box will open and the “Select Curve” bar in the “Start Section” group is highlighted at the start.
  5. Select the first sketch curve set. (Also, you can select edge or single curve)
  6. Click on the middle mouse button once to activate the “Select Curve” in the “End Section”.
  7. Select the end sketch curves.
  8. The preview will appear in the graphics window.
  9. If you want to change the sheet metal side on the curves, click on the “Reverse direction” icon in the “Thickness” group.
  10. Check the thickness, bend parameters, etc.
  11. Click the “Ok” button to create a sheet metal between two sections.

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