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How do I bend a full round side sheet metal  ?

Question asked by Arin Altuntas on Oct 14, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2019 by Habib Ghalamkari

I am a fresh starter to solidworks, and I am asked to model a part like this attached image(a sheet metal with round sides)

Solidworks  don't often let me bend a metal with such feature.Sometimes it allows to bend small features. Sometimes it allows to bend , but gives problamatic visual in flatten mode.

I don't get why the software cannot manage the bend with such straighforward features.So what is correct the way to do it?

I am asking for an explanation.

Image 1:the part I want

The way I want my final part

Image 2: The problamatic visual in flatten mode

Problematic flatten view, fillets are dissappaered about bending linessheetmetal_flatten

Solidworks standart 2019 SP2

Thank you for reading, have a good day.

-17.10.19-added the part



The workaround: create a new copy of a configuration,

Unfold default configuration (or flatten) and add fillets,

Keep the copy configuration folded, add fillets
Surpress fillets for oppose configuration

That way you can show bending lines with correct display and show the folded part.