Creating a Stiffening Rib

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This task shows you how to create a stiffness rib by specifying the punch geometrical parameters.

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Open the Stamping7.CATPart document from the samples directory.

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  1. Click the Stiffness Rib icon I_StiffnessStampP2.gif (889 bytes).

  1. Select the external surface of Bend.1, where you want to place a stiffener.
    Note that the stiffener will always be centered on the bend radius, wherever the point may be along the curve.

A grid is displayed.

The Stiffening Rib Definition dialog box opens, providing default  values.

  1. Change the value in the different fields, if needed:

  • Radius R1

  • Radius R2

  • Angle A

  • Length L

  1. Click Apply to preview the stiffness rib.

  1. Click OK to validate.

    The stiffening rib (identified as Stiffnening is created and the specification tree is updated accordingly.

Check the No radius option to deactivate the Radius R1 and R2 values, and to create the stiffening rib without a fillet.

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