Contour Flange

Creates main base flange or second flange by extruding sketch.

To activate command:

  • Click on command on (When sheet metal application activated.) “ Home => Bend Group => Contour Flange”
  • Activate command from “Menu => Insert => Bend => Contour Flange”

For making base “Contour Flange“:

  • Activate the “Contour Flange” command.
  • Select sketch to make contour flange or create new using the “Sketch Section” in the “Section” tab. “Select curve” will be highlighted automatically when command activated.
  • Contour will be extruded perpendicular to the sketch.  (You can not change direction vector.)
  • Define thickness in the thickness tab. (By the default it is locked. Click on equal sign and select “Use Local Value”.)
  • If you want to change the wall direction of the sheet metal, Click on the “Reverse Direction” box in the “Thickness” tab.
  • Type extrude length in “Width” tab. (Also you can change the length by dragging arrow-head on the screen.)
  • If you need change bend radius in “Bend Parameters” tab
  • Click MMB (middle mouse button) or “Ok” to finish.

For making second “Contour Flange“:

  • Activate “Contour Flange” command.
  • Click on the “Sketch Section” Box in “Section” tab to create contour sketch.
    • Create a sketch window box that will be open. The select path will be highlighted automatically. Select the edge to create a sketch.
    • Define a sketch plane from Location settings in the “Plane Location” tab.
    • Click MMB (middle mouse button) or “Ok” to enter sketch application.
    • Draw flange contour. (Curve should be connected with the selected edge)
    • Quit sketch. (Click on Finish icon on the home toolbar or press Q on the keyboard.)
  • Select extrude type from “Width Option”. (Finite, Symmetric, To End, Chain)
  • Type extrude length in the “Width” tab. (Also you can change the length by dragging arrowhead on the screen.)
  • If you need change bend radius in “Bend Parameters” tab
  • Select bend relief type as square, round or none. (In figure square selected but I use round nearly every time.)
  • Click MMB (middle mouse button) or “Ok” to finish.