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Adding Walls to a Sheet Metal Part

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.

  1. Select a linear edge of a planar face on the model to attach the wall to, and click Convert Entities art\CEDGETOL.gif on the Sketch toolbar, or click   Tools, Sketch Tools, Convert Entities.

  2. Click .

  3. Drag the vertices near existing bends a small distance away from the bends to allow for the bend radius.


  1. Click Extruded Boss/Base art\FEA-boss.gif on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Boss/Base, Extrude.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Direction 1:

    1. Select Blind in End Condition.

    2. Set a value for Depth .

    3. Select Link to thickness.

  3. Click OK .

  4. If a message appears warning of a disjoint body, click Reverse Direction under Thin Feature, then click OK again.


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