Sketched Bends

You can add bend lines to a flat face of a sheet metal part with a sketched bend feature. This lets you dimension the bend line to other geometry.

Sketch on sheet metal face Sketched bend applied
Some items to note about a sketched bend feature:
  • Only lines are allowed in the sketch. You can add more than one line per sketch.
  • The bend line does not have to be the exact length of the faces you are bending.
  • Use sketched bends with flat faces that are not in the flattened state.
A sketched bend feature is commonly used with a tab feature to bend the tab.