Miter Flanges

A miter flange feature adds a series of flanges to one or more edges of a sheet metal part.

The sketch for a miter flange must adhere to the following requirements:
  • The sketch can contain lines or arcs.
    If you use an arc to create a miter flange, the arc cannot be tangent to the thickness edge. The arc can be tangent to the long edges, or by putting a small sketch line between the arc and the thickness edge. Example of creating a sketch for a miter flange with arcs:
    miter_with_arc_tangent.gif miter_arc_with_line.gif miter_arc_with_no_line.gif
    Valid sketch: Arc is tangent to long edge Valid sketch: Line is coincident to thickness edge, and arc is tangent to line Invalid sketch: Arc is tangent to thickness edge
  • The miter flange profile can contain more than one continuous line. For example, it can be an L-shaped profile.
  • The sketch plane must be normal to the first edge where the miter flange is created.

The thickness is automatically linked to the thickness of the sheet metal part.

You can create a miter flange feature on a series of tangent or non-tangent edges:
  Before Miter Flange After Miter Flange
Tangent Edges SHM_miterflange_wn1.gif SHM_miterflange_wn2.gif
Non-tangent Edges SHM_miterflange_wn3.gif SHM_miterflange_wn4.gif

Instead of creating a miter flange across the entire edge of a sheet metal part, you can specify an offset of the flange.