Hi. I am a newbie trying to learn inventor using the tutorials on the website. For the first part you create you make a rectangle, extrude it and convert it to sheet metal. Very easy, only when I am convert it it prompts me to set the thickness (or something like that) and then when I go to create a face it tells me there are no unconsumed sketches on my part....help? Thanks!
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If it is telling you to extrude and then convert to sheet metal - then there is no need to create a Face feature.
Sheet metal comes in certain thicknesses and the entire sheet metal part is the same thickness.
Sheet metal parts have a variable named Thickness that controls the thickness.
When you did Extrude a certain distance, the sheet metal environment has no way of knowing how far you extruded.
In the upper right area of your screen (when in sheet metal environment) there is a button on the Ribbon that says Sheet Metal Defaults. Click on that button and set Thickness to whatever your Extrude distance is. Better yet - after setting your Thickness go back and edit the Extrusion and type in the variable name Thickness rather than a number for the extrusion distance.
Attach your file here if you can't figure it out.