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Basics

To create parts made by bending sheet metal:

sheet_metal_box_2d

  1. Draw the flat shape (prior to bending).
  2. Select the outer shape lines and set Z to the sheet thickness.
  3. Select the holes and set Z to Air Inside.
  4. Draw straight lines where you want bends and choose Line | Machine | Bend.
  5. Choose View | 3D to check the 3D view:

sheet_metal_box_3df

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