Creating a User Flange

This task explains how to generate a user flange from a spine and a user-defined profile.

Open the NEWSweptWall04.CATPart document from the samples directory. As a profile is already defined on the part, you will be able to skip step 2 of the scenario.

  1. Select User Flange in the Swept Walls sub-toolbar.

    The User Defined Flange Definition dialog box opens.
  2. If you are using the NEWSweptWall01.CATPart document, click Sketcher , and define a profile in the yz plane as shown below:

    Then quit the Sketcher, clicking Exit .

    If you are using the NEWSweptWall04.CATPart, go directly to step 3 as the profile is already defined.

  3. Select the edge and the profile, as shown in red.

  4. Click the More button to display the Bend Allowance tab allowing you to locally redefine the bend allowance settings. 

    The value defined for the K factor in the Sheet Metal Parameters is used as the default value.

    You may need to deactivate the formula using the contextual menu on the K Factor field and choosing Formula -> Deactivate before editing the value.

    In this case, the new K Factor value overrides the value set in the Sheet Metal Parameters.
  5. Click OK to create the user flange.

    The feature is added in the specification tree.
    • Use the Remove All button to remove the selected edge(s).
    • Use the Propagate button to select all tangentially contiguous edges forming the spine.
    As far as the profile is concerned, remember that:
    • There must be a tangency continuity with the edge on which the flange is created,
    • The plane must be normal to the spine.