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Sheet metal hems

Working in Sheet metal, trying to fit hems to slits, I can't figure out how to put a hem on only part of an edge. With flanges and other features in synchronous I can select the side of the feature than use the steering wheel to cut the size down. I can't select the side of the hems or find any setting to make only a partial hem. Any ideas? The picture has the current hem and the slit. The slit is the barely visible section on the top edge on the right side of the edge

Re: Sheet metal hems

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This is definatly a shortcomming of SE. As a work around I sugesst first modeling the tab with an edge the size of the hem. Then add to it another tab to make the portion that does not have a hem.

Re: Sheet metal hems

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Solution Partner Phenom

Dear Pedskj,


Hems to me assume the treatment of an entire edge.

What you are doing I believe is best done using a partial contour flange.

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