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use flex feature to camber a structural member?

Question asked by Dave Krum on Apr 22, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 23, 2015 by Dave Krum

Hello All,

I'm trying out the flex feature for a fabricated box that needs to be cambered.  Not sure how to achieve the camber on the box using this feature.  I've looked at the help files for the flex feature but it seems complicated to understand for what I'm trying to accomplish.  Basically, from the help file, the bend axis is the RED line and I'm not sure how to change this 90 degrees (not sure if it even can be done).  From the 3rd screen snip below, I have the flex feature set up for BEND, but it wants to bend the shape along the wrong axis so I think the bend axis needs to be rotated.  I need to put a 1" overall camber in the part as I've sketched in the last image below.  The intent is to use the part file which has the fabricated box (a near side/far side plate and a top & bottom which I'm using flat bar for).  The front face needs to be have the camber incorporated into the shape so I can dxf it out and have it flamecut.  I've also attached the part file.  Any suggestions would be great.  Thanks