Welcome to MCAD Central

Join our MCAD Central community forums, the largest resource for MCAD (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design) professionals, including files, forums, jobs, articles, calendar, and more.

bend axis for sheetmetal hem?


New member
Hems (flush or open) do not seem to create a bend axis that can be displayed in drawing mode on the flat instance. This is needed for dimensioning. A datum axis on the formed part can be created for the hem contour but its location does not follow the hem onto the flat instance but simple projects its formed state location.

Any Solutions? I am using Wildfire.



New member
What I do is to make your hem an open hem with the outside radius material thickness + .002. This makes your hem feature more realistic and then you can add an axis to the radius.

Steve C