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Bend Positions

In a miter flange, edge flange, sketched bend, hem, or jog, you have to select a bend position.

The choices are as follows:
Bend Position Preview
Material Inside PM_shm_Material_Inside.gif The top of the shaded preview of the flange coincides with the top of the fixed sheet metal entity. SHM_Material_Inside.gif
Material Outside PM_shm_Material_Outside.gif The bottom of the shaded preview of the flange coincides with the top of the fixed sheet metal entity. SHM_Material_Outside.gif
Bend Outside PM_shm_Bend_Outside.gif The bottom of the shaded preview of the flange is offset by the bend radius. SHM_Bend_Outside.gif
Bend from Virtual Sharp pm_shm_BVS.gif This preserves the dimension to the original edge and will vary the bend material condition to automatically match with the flange's end condition. SHM_bend_virtual_sharp.gif
Tangent to Bend PM_Tangent_to_Bend.gif The flange position will always be tangent to the side face attached to the selected edge, and the flange length will always maintain the exact length.

This option is valid for all flange length options and for bends that are greater than 90º.

Bend Centerline PM_shm_Bend_Centerline.gif The bend line is placed such that it equally splits the bend region in the flattened part. This is available for sketched bend and jog features. No preview available.

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