Converts hard edges (sharp edges between flange faces) and bends into junctions.
Accessing the Command
command bar: smjunctioncreate
menu bar: Sheet Metal | Create Junction
toolbar: Sheet Metal | Create Junction
ribbon: Sheet Metal | Modify | Create Junction
Quad cursor menu: Sheet Metal | Create Junction
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select hard edges or bends or flanges or 3D solids [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select flanges, hard edges, bends or solids. You can also select "curved" edges between flanges and bends; between flanges and lofted bends.)
Entities in set: 1
Select hard edges or bends or flanges or 3D solids [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select more items or right click.)
Analyzes the entire model to detect hard edges.
Heal coincident junction faces
SmBendCreate - converts hard edges (sharp edges between flange faces) and junctions into bends.
SmDelete - removes a bend or a junction by restoring a hard edge between two flanges; removes a flange with all the bends adjacent to it. The adjacent flanges are extended up to a junction configuration with the flange being deleted. Removes miter by restoring geometry being cut by the feature.
SmDissolve - removes sheet metal data from the selected faces or entities.
SmFlangeConnect - closes gaps between two arbitrarily oriented flanges.
SmImprint - splits thickness faces of a sheet metal part by imprinted edges, according to adjacent flanges and bends.
SmJunctionSwitch - allows changing a symmetrical junction feature to one with overlapping faces.
SmReliefCreate - makes proper corner and bend reliefs. Corner reliefs are built on corners which have three or more adjacent flanges. Bend reliefs are built on the start and end of a flange edge.