Creating a Swept Flange

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

The SweptWall01.CATPart document is still open from the previous task.
If not, open the SweptWall04.CATPart document from the samples directory. As a profile is already defined on the part, you will be able to skip step 1 of the scenario.

  1. If you are using the SweptWall01.CATPart document, click the Sketcher icon , and define a profile in the yz plane as shown below:

Then quit the Sketcher, using the Exit icon I_CloseP2.gif (214 bytes).

If you are using the SweptWall04.CATPart, go directly to step 2 as the profile is already defined.

  1. Select the Swept Flange icon I_SheUsrFlangeP2.gif (243 bytes)in the Swept Walls sub-toolbar.

Swept Walls Toolbar

The User Defined Flange Definition dialog box opens.

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

The dialog box looks like this:

  1. Click the More button to display the Bend Allowance tab allowing you to locally redefine the bend allowance settings. 
    You may need to deactivate the formula using the contextual menu on the 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.

  1. Click OK to create the swept flange.

The feature is added in the specification tree.


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