Cameron Dickson

How to select sections to remain unbent

Discussion created by Cameron Dickson on Sep 6, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 24, 2019 by Raul Borobio

So I am very new to working with sheetmetal in solidworks.  I am trying to take a flat pattern and make two bends in it.  However, there are some areas which I intentionally would like to remain straight.  Based on the way it is drawn, there are relief cuts which in reality when putting it on a press brake, will create sections which remain flat, however when I try to bend this in solidworks, the whole part bends along that line.  Is there a way to select certain areas of the flat pattern to remain unbent? I have included one picture of the part I am having issue with, and a picture of how it should look.  

 

Thanks in advance 

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