Sheet Metal PropertyManagers

Sheet metal PropertyManagers help you create and modify sheet metal parts:

SHEET15.gif Sheet-Metal contains the definition of the sheet metal part. This feature stores the default bend parameter information (such as thickness, bend radius, bend allowance, auto relief ratio, and fixed entity) for the entire part.
sheet13.gif Flatten-Bends represents the flattened part. This feature contains information related to the conversion of sharp and filleted corners into bends.

Each bend generated from the model is listed as a separate feature under Flatten-Bends. Bends generated from filleted corners, cylindrical faces, and conical faces are listed as RoundBends; bends generated from sharp corners are listed as SharpBends.

The Sharp-Sketch listed under Flatten-Bends is the sketch that contains the bend lines of all sharp and round bends generated by the system. This sketch cannot be edited but can be hidden or shown.

sheet06.gif Process-Bends represents the transformation of the flattened part into the finished, formed part.

Bends created from bend lines specified in the flattened part are listed under this feature. Flat-Sketch, listed under Process-Bends, is a placeholder for these bend lines. This sketch can be edited, hidden, or shown.

Features listed after the Process-Bends icon in the FeatureManager design tree do not appear in the bent view of the part.