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Example of Flex Bending

Initial part


  • Move the pointer over the triad arrows to display the drag/rotate pointer. Right-click to rotate the triad, which changes the direction of bend. Left-click to reposition the triad.

  • Move the pointer over the trim plane manipulators to display the move pointer . Drag the manipulators to position the trim planes.

  • Move the pointer over the edge of the trim planes to display the bending pointer.

  • Drag the trim planes to bend and modify the flex feature.

With the pointer over a trim plane, left-click and drag a plane to perform bending as shown.

You can also set Angle and Radius values to control the bend.

The bending axis is always around the X-axis of the triad origin. You can move and rotate the triad origin to modify the bending.

Reposition the triad to change the direction of the bend around the triad's X-axis.

Snapping the triad at one end of the part or on one of the trim planes bends the part around that location.

NOTE: To snap the trim planes to a specific location, under a Trim Plane, click an entity for Select a reference entity . To snap the triad to a specific coordinate system, select a coordinate system under Triad. The trim plane or triad are fixed in place for bending and other flex operations.

The region between the trim planes determines the area affected by the bend.


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