Linking Materials and Sheet Metal Parameters

When you assign a custom material to a sheet metal part, you can link the sheet metal parameters to the material. If you change the material, the sheet metal parameters also update.

To link materials and sheet metal parameters:

  1. Open a sheet metal part.
  2. In the FeatureManager® design tree, right-click Material and click Edit Material.
  3. In the dialog box:
    1. Right-click Custom Materials and click New Category.
    2. Right-click New Category and click New Material.
    3. Set the custom material properties on each tab as required.
    4. Click the Sheet Metal tab.
      Options on this tab are available for custom materials only.
    5. Select Thickness Range.
    6. Click Add twice.
    7. For each row in the table, set the following:
      Row From < <= To Unit Bend Allowance Value
      1 0 < <= 3 millimeters K-Factor 0.375
      2 3 < <= 6 millimeters K-Factor 0.4

      Thickness ranges must be continuous; there cannot be a gap in the range. For example, you cannot define a range from 0 to 3 and define the next range from 4 to 6 because the range between 3 and 4 is not covered.

    8. Click Apply and Close.