The Sheet Metal section in the Settings dialog controls the different properties of Sheet Metal within BricsCAD. Properties are split into four groups: Commands, Feature colors, Initial parameters, and Modeling.
Note: Most of the sheet metal settings are stored in the drawing. For best results always start with one of the sheet metal template files DWT or create your own.
The Commands section contains settings that control the behavior of the various Sheet Metal commands.
Note: Before BricsCAD V19 these controls were available as options within the individual commands. They were moved to the settings dialog to simplify the command interface.
The Layers used for Sheet Metal Unfolding determine the appearance of unfolded parts. (See Unfolding Sheet Metal Parts and Exporting to CAM for more details.)
The Feature colors settings visually distinguish different types of sheet metal features by color. You can adjust the colors for each feature type. (See Feature Coloring for details.)
These parameters are responsible for the initialization of the Sheet Metal Context associated with a drawing. (See The Mechanical Browser for Sheet Metal for more details.)
Modeling settings control the behavior of sheet metal features. Settings grouped by feature type.
Unfolding settings controls the behavior of K-Factor, Form feature mode, and Bend extent type and value.
The Modeling setting includes the SmSmartFeatures user preference that controls the local, intelligent update of the geometry after Sheet Metal commands are executed. (See Smart Features for more details.)
Tutorial: Parametrize sheet metal parts
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