Converts hard edges (sharp edges between flange faces) or junctions into bends.
Accessing the Command
command bar: smbendcreate
menu bar: Sheet Metal | Bend | Create Bend
toolbar: Sheet Metal | Create Bend
ribbon: Sheet Metal | Modify | Create Bend
Quad cursor menu: Sheet Metal | Create Bend
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select hard edges or junctions or flanges or 3D solids or [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select a face or a hard edge or 3D solid or press Enter to include all sheet metal parts)
Entities in set: 1
Select hard edges or junctions or flanges or 3D solids or [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select another face or hard edge or 3D solid or press Enter)*
* All selected items must be of the same kind: faces or hard edges.
SmBendSwitch - converts bends to lofted bends.
SmConvert - automatically recognizes flanges and bends in a 3D solid.
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.
SmFlangeConnect - closes gaps between two arbitrarily oriented flanges.
SmJunctionCreate - converts hard edges (sharp edges between flange faces) and bends into junctions.
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 .