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Sheet Metal: Exploring the Base Tab Command

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This article takes a deep dive into the powerful yet simple capability of the multi-bend and multi-profile Tab command.


Enhanced in NX12, its now time to explore what you can - and cannot - do with the command.  Remember that the multi-bend options are there for enabling simple brackets to be generated quickly from a sketch profile and not intended for more complex designs.


Remember, the Tab command can now:

  • Support sketches with internal loops to create cut-outs
  • Support Base Tabs with bends
  • For each bend, user can uniquely define the inset, bend radius and neutral factor
  • Can constrain to, or include curves from reference faces in the sketch while creating brackets

Let's take a look at the demonstration below:

(view in My Videos)


Great video Dave!

Thanks !