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Inserting a Sheet Metal Part Using a Base Flange

You can use the commands that create sheet metal parts to create new bodies in an existing sheet metal part.

These include:

Convert to Sheet Metal
Lofted Bend
Insert Bends
Base Flange/Tab

This procedure illustrates the use of the Base Flange/Tab command to insert a tab without merging it with another body in the part.

  1. Select Insert > Reference Geometry > Plane.
  2. In the PropertyManager:
    1. For First Reference, select the face of the flange.



    2. Select Coincident .
    3. Click .
  3. In the Heads Up View toolbar, click View Orientation > Front .
  4. Extend the plane to the right.
  5. Click Base Flange/Tab (Sheet Metal toolbar).

    A sketch opens on the plane.

  6. Click Corner Rectangle (Sketch toolbar) and draw a rectangle extending from the lower corner of the flange to the right.



  7. Exit the sketch.
  8. In the Base Flange PropertyManager, under Sheet Metal Parameters, clear Merge result.
  9. Click .

    The Base-Flange1 feature appears at the bottom of the FeatureManager design tree and in the cut list.



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