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Sheet Metal Options

Sheet metal options include:

  • Clear or display sheet metal bend line notes

  • Set display style for sheet metal bend line notes

  • Set the display colors for drawings of flat patterns

  • Bend Lines - Up Direction

  • Bend Lines - Down Direction

  • Form Feature

  • Bend Lines - Hems

  • Model Edges

  • Flat Pattern Sketch Color

  • Bounding box


To set options for sheet metal bend line notes:

  1. In a drawing document, click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools, Options.

  1. On the Document Properties tab, select Sheet Metal.

To set flat pattern colors

To clear or display bend notes

To set bend notes style

  1. Under Flat pattern colors, select an entity and click Edit.

  1. Under Bend notes, select or clear Display sheet metal bend notes.

- or -

Right-click a flat pattern view, select Properties, and select or clear Display sheet metal bend notes.

  1. Under Bend notes, select an item in Style.

    • Above Bend Line

    • Below Bend Line

    • With Leader

  1. Select a color from the Color Palette and click OK.

  1. Click OK to close the Options.

  1. Click OK to close the Options.


  1. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for other entities, and then click OK to close the Options.


  If you select above or below the bend lines, you can also add note leaders individually or simultaneously while in the drawing document.

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