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Partial Flange - bend free cut

Axel_KollmenterAxel_Kollmenter Member Posts: 411 PRO
I have a question regarding the partial flange function. I am glad that it was introduced and I also like to use it. But one thing bothers me about it. How can I add an automatic bend free cut? I once created a sheet metal model with three different variations to create a flange.

With the partial flange function, it bothers me that the tab is still in the bend right and left against the straight piece.

Also with the feature bend free cut I can not help here.

If I create a "normal" flange and trim the side faces, I also don't get the result that I want. The problem here is that due to the bending radius, some of the sheet metal part is always "lost". In this case, I would have to adjust the contour of the part from the start in order to still get the same dimension later. The only, for me currently most effective, solution is to create a partial flange and then create a manual bend-free cut per sketch and extrude cut. However, this is again a sketch and a feature that could be saved.

It would be nice if you could also set whether and which bend relief cut you want to add to the partial flange function.

Best regards,

Axel Kollmenter


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