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Creating Elliptical Bends

You can sketch an ellipse and a create sheet metal part that has elliptical bends.

Elliptical bends are available with the Base Flange tool only, not the Convert To Sheet Metal or Insert Bends tools.

This sheet metal part has an elliptical bend and edge flange:

elliptical_bend.gif

To create a sheet metal part with elliptical bends:

  1. Sketch an open profile with the Partial Ellipse Tool_Partial_Ellipse_Sketch.gif tool.

    elliptical_bend_sketch.gif

  2. Click Base Flange Tool_SM_Base_Flange.gif (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Base Flange.
  3. Set options in the Base Flange PropertyManager and click PM_OK.gif.

    elliptical_bend2.gif



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