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Can you extend a hem around a bend with sheet metal?

Question asked by Shea Nelson on Jun 20, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 21, 2020 by Kevin Chandler

Hi,

   I am using SW 2019 to design a relatively large aluminum sheet metal part that has some acute angle bends that are vital to function. I need to put a closed hem around the top edge but there are gaps left at the bends. I have been trying to figure out a way to extend the hem around the bend. I know is isn't possible to have the whole hem be extended (I imagine there would have to be a relief cut on the inside to prevent it from bunching up) but I just need the top edge to go around the radius to prevent water from collecting there when installed outside, the inside (where the hems are folded into) can remain "split" open if necessary. I have tried most of the options available in the sheet metal menu and just can't seem to find a solution. See attached picture for highlighted area, I just need the hem to extend across the blue face.

Hem extension location

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