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Rafe Ropek
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Username: Rafe

Post Number: 333
Registered: 02-2002


Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

The radial bend tool will not allow me to make this bend. I meshed the object to a 1' grid. I would like the bend angle to be more acute. Is this a limitation on my part or the program?



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support@formZ.com
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Post Number: 18047
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Rafe,

I made and meshed a rectangle that bends as you describe:

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If you do this with a basic shape, does this work for you?

If that works, but your specific object does not, please send it to us so we can see why that might be...
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Rafe Ropek
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:11 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I had to email the fmz file BendTest.zip as it was too large to post.
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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 335
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:15 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

This the best I can do?

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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 336
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:23 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I really must be missing something. I choose active plane and only get what you see in my previous post. When I switch to xz it works fine but in the wrong direction.

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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 337
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

After more review I find that the bend I am looking for is only achieved along the y axis. Is this normal?

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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 338
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:37 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I can only do this to one side. I need both.
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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 339
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 03:40 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

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support@formZ.com
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Post Number: 18048
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Rafe,

Thanks for in your file, we have verified that this object will bend only one time fully 90 degrees along the y axis. The second bend is ignored. Thanks for your reports, we'll get these issues corrected.

We converted to facetted and unmeshed the object. (The densely meshed smooth object is very performance intensive, and there's really no reason to have meshed this object.)

We were able to bend/create and thicken your object by first using the Object Doctor, (always make sure there's no problem with the geometry first) to fix four irregular face boundaries. You can move points around to correct these crossing situations.

We cut the object in half. We rotated one of them so both ends that needed bent were oriented the same way along the y axis. The Radial Bend tool settings were applied twice, once on each object. We rotated one of the two object back into place, applied an 1/8" thicken out to both halves, and finally unioned them together.

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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 340
Registered: 02-2002


Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

I am following everything you did but I cannot thicken the object. I get this error.
The object doctor shows 0 problems.
How would I go about fixing this?

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support@formZ.com
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Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 01:09 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Rafe,

Did you correct the problems we had to manually fix here in order to correct your geometry? If you still have problems with the original geometry you will probably not be able to thicken it. Run the Object Doctor set to Add to Selection rather than Fix if Possible to reveal problem areas.

Also, we thickened the object in halves (not the entire surface), then unioned them together. This makes it more likely to be successful, as the operation will not need to deal with so much of your complex cut-out at one time.

Does this help?
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Rafe Ropek
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Post Number: 341
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Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Yes I finally got what I wanted after a while. The halves are differently divided as shown when they are pretty close to being identical. Thanks for your help.