SolidWorks allows a flange to be placed on a curve. This operation used to be done routinely in sheet metal shops with bead-rolling equipment. Nowadays, with so much fabrication and forming processes being automated, the bead-rolling machine is used much less or not at all. Quick turn shops may not even have this equipement. Instead of a continuous edge, most automated shops will fabricate a segmented edge on a curve using an Amada or similar automated punch press. I have found that I can create this type of flange by circumscribing a polygon to the convex side of a circular arc. Once the arc is replaced with the appropriate number of equal-length segments, a linear edge flange can be created on each segment. However, I find that there is no way to put relief between these segments. I suspect that this might be a feature that needs addressing since so much of sheet-metal fab process is today using automated methods. What do you think?