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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Bend Parts

You can use the Bend Part tool to bend a part based on a sketched bend line. You can specify the end of the part to bend, the direction of the bend, the angle, the radius, and the arc length. You can find the Bend Part tool on the Modify tab of the Model tab. By default, it is hidden from view and must be accessed by using the flyout (the small black triangle on the Modify panel).

Here are some guidelines to be aware of when using the Bend Part tool:

  • Sketches used for bend lines must be visible and unadaptive and should be located on a plane or surface that contacts the part.
  • A sketched line on the top face of a part does not allow for the part to be bent down, only up, whereas a sketch that runs through the part allows the bend to ...

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