Editing an existing sheet metal model’s bends, rips, and joints using the Sheet metal table creates a Modify joint feature in the Feature list. Edit this feature as you would any other; right-click the feature entry to access the context menu.

In the Feature list

After converting a bend to a rip (using the table commands, explained above), a Modify joint feature is listed in the Feature list. You can right-click and Edit this new joint:

  1. Right-click the Modify joint feature in the Feature list, and select Edit, or double-click the Modify joint feature. The Modify joint feature dialog opens:

    Sheet metal modify joint dialog

  2. Confirm the joint edge you want to modify (the Entity) or select a different one.
  3. Select one of the following joint types:
    1. Bend - Creates a curve between the faces/edges with a bend centerline and a radius. Keep the model properties default for the radius, or uncheck that box and specify a new bend radius.
    2. Rip - Create an association between the faces/edges where two sheet metal edges meet. When Rip is selected, select one of the following Rip edge types:
      1. Edge joint - Extends both edges to meet at their inner edges, The minimal gap from the Sheet metal model feature is used to create a gap between the two selections.
      2. Butt joint - Direction 1 - Extends the outer edges of the selected face/edge to each other until they meet. The minimal gap from the Sheet metal model feature is used to create a gap between the two seleections. This option is only available for 90 degree joints.
      3. Butt joint - Direction 2 - Similar to Direction 1, but the handedness of the selected faces/edges is flipped.
    3. Tangent - Creates a tangent edge between the two selected faces/edges if one or more of those edges/faces are circular.
  4. Click Accept checkmark icon to accept changes.

The Modify joint feature appears in the Feature list, indicated by this icon Modify joint icon.