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How do you show a slight deformation in a part?

Question asked by Rick Shousha on May 10, 2018
Latest reply on May 10, 2018 by Rick Shousha

I am designing a metal box that has slight deformations included before the actual bending process. These slight lines add strength to the large surface and they also give a little look to the part. However, these preliminary bends are not accounted for when making the actual bends in the part. I've attached a picture so you can see what I mean. How would someone model this in Solidworks? The picture called "edge" shows that there is no influence from the slight preliminary bends. However, as you can also see from the picture, the indent is slightly higher than the rest of the part, creating a positioning issue for other parts that go through the holes in the main part.

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