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sheetmetal flange - how to make this feature?

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11-29-2012 07:45 AM



I'm learning Inventor 2013 - I'm not new to 3D modeling or sheetmetal work, having used two other CAD programs over the last 15 years.


See attached screenshot - I did this by manually putting in the reliefs, then adding a flange feature.  I want to do this by just putting the feature in, without manually creating the reliefs.  The "Flange" option doesn't seem to give me a way to put the feature on in any way other than along the entire edge.  After I put it on, I tried to go back and redefine it, but did not see a way to alter the width of the flange - it makes it the width of the entire edge that it's on. I tried to sketch a line where i wanted the flange to be, then use the "Fold" command; it goes through everything just fine and appears like it will work, but the result is a small bend completely along the edge again.  I tried the "Bend" command but apparently it will not do this either, as I can't satisfy the dialog box to even let me try it.


I searched through this forum and online, and read the help file, but didn't come across this particular situation.





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Re: sheetmetal flange - how to make this feature?

11-29-2012 07:52 AM in reply to: ungarata

Hi ungarata,

If you use the >> button at the bottom of the flange dialog box, you'll find the options you're after.


I hope this helps.
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Re: sheetmetal flange - how to make this feature?

11-29-2012 09:05 AM in reply to: ungarata

Alternatively you could create that tab with a Face and select the edge for Bend.

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