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Form Tool PropertyManager

You can create forming tools and add them to sheet metal parts. When you create a forming tool:

  • The locating sketch is added to position the forming tool on the sheet metal part

  • The colors are applied to distinguish the Stopping Face from the Faces to Remove

To create forming tools:

  1. Create a part to use as a forming tool.

    No base is required to create forming tools.

  2. Click Forming Tool (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert, Sheet Metal, Forming Tool.

  3. In the PropertyManager:

    1. Select a face as the Stopping Face.

    2. Select one or more faces as the Faces to Remove. When you place the forming tool on the sheet metal part, the faces that you selected for Faces to Remove are deleted from the part. If you do not want to remove any faces, do not select any faces for Faces to Remove.

      Stopping Face

      Faces to Remove

  4. Click .

  5. Click (Standard toolbar) or File, Save As, and save the file as a Form Tool (*.sldftp) in the Design Library. Because this is designated as a Form Tool, not a part, you do not need to save it in a specific forming tools folder in the Design Library.

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