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Rip PropertyManager

To create a rip feature:

  1. Create a part of uniform thickness with adjacent planar faces that form one or more linear edges or a chain of linear edges.
  2. Sketch single, linear entities across planar faces, starting and ending at the vertices.

    sheet_metal_rip_sketch_entities.gif

  3. Click Rip Tool_Rip_Sheet_Metal.gif (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Rip.
  4. In the PropertyManager, under Rip Parameters:
    • Select internal or external edges
    • Select linear sketch entities

    sheet_metal_rip.gif

  5. To insert a rip in only one direction, do one of the following:
    • Click the name of the edge listed under Edges to Rip select_edges.png, and click Change Direction.
    • Click the preview arrows.

    By default, rips are inserted in both directions. Each time you click Change Direction, the rip direction sequences from one direction, to the other direction, and then back to both directions.
    sheet_metal_rip_directions.gif

  6. To change the gap distance, enter a value for Rip Gap PM_Gap_Distance.gif.
  7. Click PM_OK.gif.

    sheet_metal_rip_applied.gif



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