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How to bend (Sheet Metal) over an arbitrary axis (e.g. 45º) ?

edited November 2020 in BricsCAD Mechanical

Hello :)

I am trying to modelise the path of a flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) bended through a complex mechanism:

For who does not know that is an FPCB, here is a small image:

For this, I though the Sheet Metal would be a good solution, and it's pretty intuitive up to this case.

The difficulty comes when I try to bend this Sheet Metal over an arbitrary axis (e.g. 45º). I would like to get something like this:

Any idea how to achieve this?
Note: It does not need to be with Sheet Metal, any other solution is fine.

Thank you in advance for your time and help

750 x 750 - 348K
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Best Answers

    Answer ✓

    You can use the flange bend tool for this, draw a line on the surface where you want the bend to be and then use the flange bend tool to bend the surface part over that line. You have to draw the line in the angle across which you want to bend (e.g. at 45 degrees or whatever angle you want).
    With some bends it will take some trial and error to find out what angle you need and how/where to locate it to get the desired result.

    This video might give you an idea of how it works:

  • Answer ✓

    You can project a rectangle onto a solid corner


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