To Create a Bend with a Surface Reference
1. Click Model > Bend. The Bend tab opens.
2. Select a surface on which to place the bend. Placement handles appear on the surface reference.
3. Perform one of the following operations:
In the Model Tree or in the graphics window, select a sketch (a single linear section) as a reference for the bend line geometry.
Click Bend Line. The Bend Line tab opens. Click Sketch and sketch a bend line.
Set the bend line end references as follows:
1. Select an edge or a vertex reference for the first end of the bend line.
If an edge is selected, select an offset reference and type a value for the offset distance.
2. Repeat step a to place the second end of the bend line.
4. Click a Bend Placement button to locate the bend in relation to the bend line.
—Bends the material up to the bend line.
—Bends the material on the other side of the bend line.
—Bends the material on both sides of the bend line.
5. Set the value of the bend radius.
6. Set the dimension location:
—Dimensions the bend from the outside surface.
—Dimensions the bend from the inside surface.
—Dimensions the bend according to the location set by the BOARD_RADIUS_SIDE parameter.
7. Click to create an angled bend or click to create a rolled bend.
8. Set the value of the bend angle.
9. Set the method to measure the bend angle:
—Dimensions the bend angle by measuring the resulting internal angle.
—Dimensions the bend angle by measuring the deflection from straight.
10. To change the default relief, perform the following tasks:
a. Click Relief. The Relief tab opens.
b. Select a different type of relief from the list, or click Define each side separately and select a side and a relief type.
For Rectangular and Obround relief, set the depth and thickness.
11. To set a feature specific bend allowance, click Bend Allowance.
12. Click .