I had a look at the spreadsheet option for adding
Custom Kfactors and this works well, I also added another spreadsheet so the foldwall calculations are correct when flattering the blank again eg 100x100x2mm square folded through the middle with foldwall tool never flattens out to 100mm it's smaller... that's using the standard Kfactors eg 0.33 to 0.5 range..
I had to fudge the Kfactor to 0.16 to 0.18 to get it close.."I know it's nowhere near any Kfactor range but it works as long as the inside radius = material thickness...
I have these tables created and named them material_std and material_foldwall...so depending on what method I use I can set to the correct one...
I usually use standard tools to create sheet metal parts but sometimes my customers have only the flattened blank and require a 3d drawing that must be accurate when folded up..whew....almost there
My question is how do I set this up so when I start a new part the spreadsheets are there..as it is now I have to copy and paste from one part to another...
Sorry for the long post but I just wanted to explain why it was so important to me to get a correct 3d finished folded part using the foldwall tool and fudging the Kfactor...
Really appreciate your help here..
I understand how it works now... I thought the Value in the 1st cell was the material thickness, is see now I was wrong..
So basically I would need to make spreadsheets for all my material types... eg
For common bends default inside radius = material thickness so in the table it would be set to 1.00 in 1st column..
material_MS ( Mild Steel) using 0.41 as Kfactor and inside radius same as thickness but for larger radii use 0.5 Kfactor
material_SS ( Stainless Steel) using 0.38 as Kfactor and inside radius same as thickness but for larger radii use 0.5 Kfactor
material_AL ( Aluminium) using 0.52 as Kfactor and inside radius same as thickness but for larger radii use 0.5 Kfactor
Then for anything 3mm and over 0.5 Kfactor.. ( so just use default Manual Kfactor )
Is that correct?
I would still would like to know how to have this setup so when i start a new file the spreadsheets load automatically