Sheet Metal Enhancement 2: Flange/contour flange creation around edges

May 9, 2007 at 12:02 pm Leave a comment

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Before, we all have to select one edge at a time to create a flange in Autodesk Inventor. Now, we could create the flanges by selecting a loop. Of course, one benefit of this is that our sheet metal creation is faster.

Aside from the Flange, you could also do a loop select for your contour flange.

NOTE: You cannot make a loop select to a face that is circular in shape or is created out from a spline. If you try selecting a an area with one rounded edge and all the rest are lines, only the lines will be selected. Please refer to the image below.

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