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Bend Types

Three types of bends are available when converting a solid body to a sheet metal part using the Insert Bends or Convert to Sheet Metal tools: sharp bends, round bends, and flat bends.

Sharp Bends

A sharp bend is created by adding bends to a model that has sharp corners and a uniform thickness.
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Round Bends

A round bend can be created by adding bends to a model that has filleted or rounded corners and a uniform thickness. Round bends can also be created from cylindrical and conical faces.
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Flat Bends

A flat bend is created from a bend line sketched in the flattened sheet metal part. These lines are sketched in Flat-Sketch1 under Process-Bends1 in the FeatureManager design tree. The lines across the model in the illustration below on the left are sketched bend lines.
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