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How to bend a flat pattern part?

Question asked by Steve Hughes on Jan 10, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 17, 2017 by Mike Helsinger

I've read through all the discussions trying to find out how to bend a flat pattern. It's an irregular shape that requires a flange to be bent down at 70°. Converting to sheet metal and trying to add a sketched bend line has been an exercise in frustration. I'm fairly new to SolidWorks and don't have a lot of experience with the sheet metal feature other than adding flanges and embossed in class examples. Any help would be appreciated. I've attached a sketch of the part I need to bend.