I am very new to solid works and am fumbling my way through while on the clock on active projects. I have visited most of the web help sites, the tutorials, and my handy dandy 2009 bible but I haven't found the answer to this particular question. If this has been asked a thousand times already, my apologies and please point me to the posts and I will be eternally greatful.
So my work is almost exclusively sheet metal. Mostly 1U rack mount type of enclosures. I find that I want to fold edges in a lot and if its a case where I can move the fold in the thickness of the side then there aren't any problems but sometimes, they need to be on the same plane and what I want to do is trim back the side flange so that it won't interfere with the folded section. I don't want a miter for very specific reasons but I can't figure out how to trim the flange.
I assume that one way to skin this cat would be to create a geometry on the base flange and used a sketched bend or something but to tell you the truth, I haven't been able to get sketched bends to work how I expect them too 100% of the time. I really like the ease in which I can create and edit with the edge flange tool but it always uses the whole edge. Can I make it use less than the whole edge?
I hope there is enough info here. What is the correct way to go about this problem?
Thanks in advance.