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basic flex feature question for cambering structural tube

Question asked by Dave Krum on Mar 28, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 28, 2013 by Dwight Livingston

Hi All,

Not sure if I have this question in the correct location.  I'm new to Solidworks and have been trying to learn the "very" basics of the flex feature.  At my company, we get alot of work where we have to heat camber and structural member (example of one currently is cambering a HSS12x12x.625 steel tube).  The drawings usually call for a high-low point for overall camber (i.e. 2" from end of tube to high point at midpoint for total camber - equal camber at each end of tube).  See screenshot below.  I'd like to know if there is a way that I can get a radius and/or degree of bend if given just the high to low point in center?  I only see fields where I can enter the radius and degree of bend, but not the overall distance.  Thanks in advance for any help.