You can create compound bends in sheet metal parts using the Swept Flange tool.
The Swept Flange tool is similar to the Sweep tool; you need a profile and path to create the flange. To create a swept flange, you need an open sketch as the profile, and an open profile path or a series of existing edges in a sheet metal part.
Any cuts, holes, chamfers, or fillets on the bend region of the swept flange do not appear in the flat pattern.
- Open install_dir\samples\whatsnew\sheetmetal\swept_bend.sldprt.
A part with two sketches opens.
- Click Swept Flange (Sheet Metal toolbar) or .
- In the FeatureManager design tree, select:
- Sketch2 for Profile .
- Sketch1 for Path .
- Click .
The swept flange is complete.
See SolidWorks Help: Swept Flange and Swept Flange PropertyManager.