I hope to use this for CAD and CAM walkthrough sinstead of the screenshot walkthroughs I have been doing.
I made a test Stream this morning , seems to work.
Once I get this broadcasting software figured out I hope to stream on YouTube and twitch at the same time. After the live stream the video will be host for 14 days on twitch and hopefully forever on the YouTube channel.
This first video is a little clumsy but it seem to be a great way of proving F360 help.
Some of the links below may have expired live streams are only available on twitch for 7 days. If there’s a topic below that catches your eye but the video has expired let me know and I’ll upload it to YouTube for you.
I’m always bored that’s the problem I keep collecting projects. Lol.
Truthfully I think it’ll save me time because doing screenshot walkthroughs of CAD problems is very time consuming and if I can just hop online hit a couple buttons to be live broadcasting I can do something more in depth for the person I’m trying to help and it’ll be less work for me.
I will also live broadcast when I’m doing stuff for myself or my clients and people can just watch along if they want.
I was designing a shelf for my plasma cutter last night… well I designed it a couple months ago and decided to add some tabs for spot welds and change the material from 14 ga. to 16 ga. simply because I have a bunch of remnant 16 ga on hand. At some point while editing the shelf I lost the ability to create a flat pattern. I get an error that says there is an issue with one of the bodies. When changing sheet metal rules is it as simple as changing the rule and the program updates the bodies and bends ect. for the thinner material or did I cause a problem when I changed the rule from 14 ga. to 16? The only other thing I can think is adding the tabs created an issue somehow?
I am going to mess with it some more tonight and see if I can figure it out. Otherwise, I will try starting from scratch… It might be faster to do that anyway… it’s just bugging me I can’t figure it out.
Thanks I’m starting to be a little bit more comfortable doing them.
Sheet metal bodies can be finicky. I feel it’s best practice to retry your flat pattern after most changes. Because it’s easy to have some mystery element mess it up and it’s sometimes quite a bit of backtracking to fix it.
All these different elements could have been the trigger to fail the flat pattern. The real answer is it depends a lot on what’s going on with the geometry in the design. If Fusion feels that any change that was made now does not comply to the sheet metal rules it’ll fail the flat pattern.
I know you mean some of those kind of things haunt me. If you get to a point you want to share your f3d file I could take a look.
So after messing with this shelf some more last night(for longer then I would like to admit) I got the flat pattern to work but I am having issues with unfold.
The flat pattern works with the flanges in direct contact but I cant get it to unfold as you did in your bracket video,
I wanted to do some bend relief cuts like you did in the bracket video because I am going to have to do the bends by hand or with an improvised “bending brake”, I made out of some scrap I had lying around that I clamp to my welding table.
The only way I can get it to unfold is if I have a gap the thickness of the material between my tabs and the adjacent flange.
So I guess my question is… is this gap it is showing normal and required or am I fouling the unfold feature with some mistake I have made along the way. I have tried all sorts of different ways to make this work folded it multiple different directions used every different type of flange tool and rule that I could think of.