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How does the Miter Flange command work?

I got an email requesting help trying to figure out how the Miter Flange command works. As you can see from the part below, I have a shelled part that is ripped and converted into a sheet metal part with a flange around the outside of the box. I need the edge flange to miter at the corners. This seems to be a common way to create this type of part, but it is not the best way.

The quickest and easiest way to get the correct part is to create the part as a sheet metal part and use the Miter Flange command to create all the flanges at the same time. To do this, all you have to do is create a Base Flange on the Top plane with the appropriate thickness. Then, pick the Miter Flange command and pick the side face of the base flange to sketch the feature cross-section, as shown below.

Exit the sketch. Then, pick the four edges of base flange, as shown below.

Pick the OK button and you’re done.

For more information about how to use the Miter Flange command, check out chapter three of SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 1: Part Creation



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