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Sheet metal: I can't select select edges to bend

daniel_s_wolfdaniel_s_wolf Member Posts: 7 ✭✭
I'm trying to create a sheet metal model containing a 90° bend. So I created two sketches on two separate planes. Those two sketches touch each other. I then created a sheet metal model using "thicken" mode and selected the sketch regions from my two sketches.

Until this point, everything worked great. However, I can't create the bend. My understanding is that if I click on "edges or cylinders to bend", I should be able to select the edge of one of the two sketches. But I can't. If I hover over those edges, nothing is highlighted. If I click on them, nothing happens.

Here's a link to my document: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/e39b6940e4466326731164eb/w/de80b75aef729c27f2929291/e/130e6cc9023cb154d0aadf71

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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,463
    Thicken only works (in this case) if you are converting a solid to sheet metal and need to select a solid edge to turn it into a bend. Best here to thicken one of your sketches, then use the flange feature to add the 90 degree bend.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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