Etched Contours on Bends

In sheet metal parts with inscribed text or split line features on the bend face, you can specify an option to keep the text or split line intact when you flatten, unfold, or fold the part.

For conical bends, the text or split line only appears in the flattened state when the conical face is an analytical face. To determine whether the face is analytical, create an axis by selecting the conical face. If the conical face is analytical, you can create the axis.

To use etched contours on bends:
  1. In the FeatureManager design tree of a folded sheet metal part:
    1. Expand Flat-Pattern .
    2. Right-click Flat-Patternn and click Edit Feature.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Parameters, select Merge faces and Retain Scribed Faces and click .
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