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    Default How to bend on an arc?

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    I am drawing a locking washer much like this...


    The lock washer that I am creating is much more detailed than this. I have tried revolving then cutting out the slots, but it does not give the true shape. I really need to "BEND" the fingers from a flat version of the washer.

    I can make a bend on a line by using the "Bend Part" tool and selecting a base line. But how can I make a "Bend Part" using a circle or arc as my base line?

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    Attach your ipt file here.
    Most likely you will want to Cut Across Bend.
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    Due to my company policy, I am not allowed to upload anything to forums. I did try to create a Cut Across Bend but it would not allow me to do so. I created a revolved part that was uncut. I tried to project a flat pattern but it would not allow me to select the sides that I needed. Is there another way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardalee View Post
    Is there another way?
    Yes.
    Have your company take the more expensive approach of hiring me to come on-site and show you a technique that will work.
    Where are you located.
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    That will not be necessary. Thanks for your help.

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    You might find one already drawn online. What was wrong with the slots cut out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardalee View Post
    That will not be necessary...
    Sounds like you figured it out on your own. Nice!
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