solidworks >> Forming Tool Problem

by blue mongoose » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:40:55 GMT

Hi All,
I am trying to create a simple 25mm dimple in a sheet metal part 1.6mm
thick. I have modified the forming tool appropriately with 25mm radius
and a 10mm fillet. I get the error:

"counter sink emboss21. The part's thickness may not be compatible
with this form tool. The thickness must be less than the minimum
radius of curvature for the form tool."

I am probably missing something simple here but cannot see it. Can any
body help please?
Thanks in advance.


solidworks >> Forming Tool Problem

by kenneth » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:53:30 GMT

how deep is the emboss?
where is the fillet, at top or bottom?
____ ____

i have no issue with a 25dia x 3.2deep x R10 (top) x R3 (bottom) dimple on
1.6 thk material.

solidworks >> Forming Tool Problem

by blue mongoose » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 19:11:57 GMT

Hi Kenneth,
Back to basics.......
If I use the default dimple, with no modifications, in SW2007 design
library, and use it to create the dimple on 1.6mm thick material, I
get the same error. I think that I may be missing something very
simple here, but cannot see it. Any ideas?

solidworks >> Forming Tool Problem

by zxys » Sat, 19 Apr 2008 01:08:53 GMT

What's maybe confusing to us is your use of the word "dimple" and the
error is for a "counter sink"?

Anyhow, the reason is.... you've matched the base extruded of 50mm x
50mm (Dia 50 or R25) and it errors out,.. so, you'll have to change
the emboss file to >50mm,.. that is, if you change it to Dia 46 (or
R23) you'll see that the default radii (R4) will be laying or riding
on what seems to be 4 corners (the 50mm x 50mm base extrude)?


solidworks >> Forming Tool Problem

by blue mongoose » Fri, 25 Apr 2008 21:37:18 GMT

Apolgies for the delay in replying.
You are right! Thanks for the solution.....very much appreciated.

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