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Adding Walls to Sheet Metal Parts

You cannot add walls to cylindrical or conical faces on sheet metal parts.

To add a wall to a sheet metal part:

  1. Open a sketch on the face of a sheet metal part where the new wall will be attached.

    BENDS08.gif

  2. Select a linear edge of a planar face on the model to attach the wall to, and click Convert Entities Tool_Convert_Entities_Sketch.gif on the Sketch toolbar, or click Tools > Sketch Tools > Convert Entities.
  3. Click PM_OK.gif.
  4. Drag the vertices near existing bends a small distance away from the bends to allow for the bend radius.

    BENDS09.gif

  5. Click Extruded Boss/Base Tool_Extruded_Boss_Base_Features.gif on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Boss/Base > Extrude.
  6. In the PropertyManager, under Direction 1:
    1. Select Blind in End Condition.
    2. Set a value for Depth PM_depth1.gif.
    3. Select Link to thickness.
  7. Click PM_OK.gif.
  8. If a message appears warning of a disjoint body, click Reverse Direction PM_reverse_direction.gif under Thin Feature, then click PM_OK.gif again.

    BENDS10.gif



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