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

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Using Sheet-Metal Templates and Rules

Inventor offers the ability to create sheet-metal rules that can be stored in the Inventor style library. The style library makes sheet-metal definition information more manageable, reusable, and ultimately more powerful than simply using a template file to manage sheet-metal styles; however, using sheet-metal styles and templates to manage material and unfolding setups is supported.

What Are Sheet-Metal Rules?

Sheet-metal parts of a certain material and thickness often share bend, corner, and gap parameters. The unfold, bend, and corner settings as well as representation of punch features in the flat pattern and the bending angle or open angle option when the part is shown in the flat pattern all make up ...

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