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Sometimes cannot select end of bend rad face in sheet metal move face

shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 818 PRO
Sometimes I cannot select the end of a bend rad in a sheet metal part to use in a move face.  Below, you see I want to move the two faces together but the move face is only allowing the selection of the end flange face.  Sometimes though, I can select the bend rad end face and have it also move with the other selection.  I am trying to find reason to when I can and cannot select the rad end face.  Anyone know?


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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,566 PRO
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    Interesting, if you are going to use a "move face" anyway, would it just make things easier if you started with a "full" flange? (assuming it doesn't display the same issue in that case). In any case, I would throw it over to support and see what they say...

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    bryan_lagrangebryan_lagrange Member, User Group Leader Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I experience the same issue.
    Bryan Lagrange
    Twitter: @BryanLAGdesign

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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,566 PRO
    Yeah sheet metal does display "odd" behaviors sometimes (I would say it's generally the least predictable area of Onshape). If you move just the end face, can you then do a second move feature to bring the bend back up to the end? Not ideal but I have found I can usually get it there in a couple of steps instead of just one...
    Is this done as a "partial flange" (because I haven't done much sheet metal design since that was added so maybe that makes things worse?)
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    shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 818 PRO
    It was done as a partial flange.  I just divided up my flanges to have control over each partial flange parameters independently.
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    eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,566 PRO
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    Interesting, if you are going to use a "move face" anyway, would it just make things easier if you started with a "full" flange? (assuming it doesn't display the same issue in that case). In any case, I would throw it over to support and see what they say...
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    shawn_crockershawn_crocker Member, OS Professional Posts: 818 PRO
    Yes, I do think having just started with move faces would have been cleaner then two flange features.
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