Closes gaps between two arbitrarily oriented non-coplanar flanges.
Accessing the Command
command bar: smflangeconnect
menu bar: Sheet Metal | Connect Flanges
toolbar: Sheet Metal | Connect Flanges
ribbon: Sheet Metal | Modify | Connect Flanges
Quad cursor menu: Sheet Metal | Connect Flanges
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select planar thickness faces of two flanges: (Select the face on the first flange.)
Entities/subentities in set: 1
Select planar thickness faces of two flanges: (Select the face on the second flange.)
The flanges are connected.
If SELECTIONPREVIEW is 2 or 3, thickness faces of flanges are highlighted. Press the TAB key to select obscured faces.
Quad cursor menu
Select the planar thickness faces of two flanges, then choose Connect Flanges ( ) in the Sheet Metal command group.
Select the thickness faces
A junction is created
No command options.
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.
SmFlangeEdge - creates one or more flanges to a sheet metal part by pulling one or more edges of an existing flange.
SmFlangeRotate - rotates a selected flange of a sheet metal part with automatic selection of the rotation axis depending on the design intent.
SmSplit - splits a flange along a line drawn on its face.
SmJunctionCreate - converts hard edges (sharp edges between flange faces) and bends into junctions.
SmParametrize - creates a consistent set of 3D constraints for a selected sheet metal part.
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.