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    i dont want to use flange since it leaves the corners....i am trying to make a cabinet box similar to the c.p.u units of computers....thats why i want to bend it...pls help me out with the steps
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    First thing I noticed is that there are no dimensions on Sketch1?

    i dont want to use flange since it leaves the corners....
    This satement doesn't make sense to me. The corners are going to be the same whether you use Fold or Contoured Flange. Model it any way you know how and then I'll show you how it should have been done.

    Is this a sheet metal part?
    If so, why are you using Extrude?

    Since you are not using the latest release you should always state what release you are using in every thread (add it to your signature or avitar)

    In later releases you could use Bend Part on that black line, but not sure that was avialable in 2008.
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    thanks for replying JD...well i am using 2008 and there is a bend option in 2008.it is a sheet metal part...but what is better than extrude,shall i be using face command.....when we use bend the corners are round and i want it to be box like...how do i get it....i might be shifting to 2010 version soon

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    I doubt there is a Bend Part option in 2008, are you sure it isn't Fold?
    How will your part be manufactured? Bent or Folded parts have rounded bends or folds.
    Can you post a screen capture of a similar part an AutoCAD 2D drawing?
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    there is a bend option in 2008,since its a sheet metal part it will converted into boxes..i'll try to post it in 2d drawing or may be i"ll try to post a pic similar to what i am making

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    this is what i am gona make...not the internal parts and circuit but just the outer box or covering
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    Looks like a straight-forward sheet metal part, shouldn't be particularly difficult.

    How familiar are you with the standard tools in Inventor (not sheet metal)?
    You should be able to model it with the standard tools - then I could show you how to model it with sheet metal tools.
    Do the best you can and then attach the file here.

    Forget about folding (bending) from flat to as-folded for now. Model it as folded - like the finished part. (I very very rarely fold from flat - it is much easier to model finished geometry and there are other advantages as well.)
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    hi JD..i am not very familiar with inventor,watever i have learnt is from net and some amount of practice.though i am not very good at it,but i keep on practicing different parts...i do have knowledge about the standard tool,but not to great extent...I'll definitely try to model it using standard tool and will attach the file...on the other hand can u provide me with some tutorial materials on standard tool..that would be a gr8 help...thanks once again for helping me out

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikhil View Post
    ... can u provide me with some tutorial materials on standard tool..that would be a gr8 help...thanks once again for helping me out
    I do not recall what links I have posted previously - here is on link, I have others for later releases, but start with this one:
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    hi JD...i have made a new part file using standard tools,but i am not able to post it,bcos the file size even after zipping it is more then permitted limit...pls tell me how to post it here...

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