Rips and the Rip PropertyManager

Creates a rip feature:
  • Along selected internal or external model edges
  • From linear sketch entities
  • By combining model edges and single linear sketch entities

A rip feature is commonly used to create sheet metal parts, but you can add a rip feature to any part.

Rip PropertyManager

To create a rip feature:

  1. Create a part of uniform thickness with adjacent planar faces that form one or more linear edges or a chain of linear edges.
  2. Sketch single, linear entities across planar faces, starting and ending at the vertices.
  3. Click Rip (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Rip.
  4. In the PropertyManager, under Rip Parameters:
    • Select internal or external edges.
    • Select linear sketch entities.
  5. To insert a rip in only one direction, do one of the following:
    • Click the name of the edge listed under Edges to Rip , and click Change Direction.
    • Click the preview arrows.
    By default, rips are inserted in both directions. Each time you click Change Direction, the rip direction sequences from one direction, to the other direction, and then back to both directions.
  6. To change the gap distance, enter a value for Rip Gap .
  7. Click .