Inventor Quick Tip: Sheet Metal Rip Command

Tips & Tricks

Utilizing the sheet metal rip command, you’ll be able to take a component design and “rip” it to easily create a flat panel from it that can be sent off to the cutter for manufacturing. By selecting the rip option under the sheet metal command, you’ll have several options on how you want to rip the model, point, point to point, or the entire extents of a face.  Once you implement the rip utilizing one of these three options, with one more click of a button you’ll be able to transform your 3D sheet metal part into a flat pattern for manufacturing. Learn more about implementing the rip command in the quick tip video below!

Trevor English

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) who has made a career out of engineering and technical communication. His work has appeared on Curiosity, BBC, Interesting Engineering and other sites across the web. Originally the Chief editor for Interesting Engineering back in 2016, he now works with software & tech companies, aiding them in content marketing and technical communication. Currently living in Texas, he’s also a published children’s book author and producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.

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