Three types of bends are available when converting a solid body to a sheet metal part. These bends are: sharp bends, round bends, and flat bends.
You can create a sheet metal part by converting a solid or surface body using the Convert to Sheet Metal command.
When bending sheet metal, you may want to create sharp bends instead of round bends.
When bending sheet metal, you can create round bends instead of sharp bends. The Insert Bends feature also allows you to create rips.
Parts with conical faces can also be made of sheet metal.
When you click Insert Bends on the Sheet Metal toolbar, or click Insert > Sheet Metal > Bends, two distinct stages are applied to the sheet metal part.
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