Is it possible to put a hem or edge flange on this angled bracket? I've been trying for over an hour and the harder I try, the less possible it looks.
Thanks for any insights you might be able to share.
to me, a hem is 180 degrees.
try editing the flange "sketch".
you can edit this sketch just like any other sketch.
anyway i attached a couple of screen shots.
i would stay away from mitre for this particular part and go with square joint (jpeg 2).
also, in the edit flange dialog box there is an option to trim side bends.
try selecting that for your flanges.
btw, the sketched bend was unnecessary.
I would recommend doing the sheetmetal tutorials on SW. They will help you with your modeling, there are some good videos on Youtube as well.
looks like you have other issues too.
where do you want the hem?
Sorry, my question wasn't very clear. I've already hemmed the edges. The problem is that because of the angled flange, SW won't add the hem to those edges (of the angled flange) and I can't do it manually and trim them. Do you see the overlaps on my model? It seems to be an impossible feature to add.
Thanks for looking at my problem.
It looks just plain stupid to me why miter flange does not work here. This is a perfect oppurtinity to use it, yet I've tried and tried and cannot get it to work. What a waste.
p.s. I would love to meet the guy that can actually bend this thing up.
yeah that would be great, unfortunately the miter flange requires tangent line segments.
i'd almost be tempted to do as solid block, shell, then convert to sheetmetal.
thin feature, rip, insert bends.
That's the answer I needed, Kenneth. I was not aware that the flange sketches could be edited.
By the way, I used the mitered joints because that's what SW puts in. Is there a way to change them to square joints?
Thanks very much for your help!
for each edge flange select a single edge only.
you will have a longer feature tree but you will have greater flexibility for each flange.
as i said earlier that sketched bend could have been done as edge flange.
Of course, I should have figured that one out myself.
I saw that you'd eliminated the sketched bend by editing the profile of the edge flange. Much cleaner.
Thanks again for all your help. It is greatly appreciated.
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