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Converting an Imported Part to a Sheet Metal Part

You can convert any imported sheet metal type part to a SolidWorks sheet metal part.
The imported part must be a constant thickness.

If the part you are converting has a formed feature, the formed feature is deleted. You can reapply the feature after the conversion.

To convert an imported sheet metal part:

  1. Import the part.

  2. Click Convert to Sheet Metal (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Convert To Sheet Metal .
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Sheet Metal Parameters, select the fixed face.
  4. Under Bend Edges, click Collect All Bends.

    This selects all pre-existing bends and the part thickness in the imported part.

    You can also manually select bend edges.

  5. Click .

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