Creating a Tear Drop

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This task explains how to generate a tear drop from a spine and a profile.

aprereq.gif (1223 bytes) The SweptWall01.CATPart document is still open from the previous task.
If not, open the SweptWall03.CATPart document from the samples directory.

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  1. Select the Tear Drop icon I_SheTearDropP2.gif (226 bytes) in the Swept Walls sub-toolbar.

The Tear Drop Definition dialog box opens.

  1. Select the edge as shown in red.

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  1. Enter 3mm in the Radius field, and 8mm in the Length field.

  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 tear drop.

The feature is added to the specification tree.


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