One enhancement SolidWorks offers in
2013 is more control over text and display of bend notes in drawings. This option is only available in the flat pattern view of a sheet metal part.
In the Drawing VIew Property Manager, you are now able to:
- Show or Hide Bend Notes
- Set the bend direction, bend radius, bend order, and bend allowance
- Remove the "R" for the bend radius
- Edit text
- Display complementary and supplementary bend angles
There are 6 Bend Notes options (in order left to right):
- Bend direction
- Supplementary angle
- Complimentary angle
- Bend Radius
- Bend order
- Bend allowance
We can control the bend note precision per drawing view. Click OPTIONS (Standard toolbar) or go to Tools > Options. On the Document Properties tab, expand the Tables and click Bend to set the options (shown below).
Collinear bend notes can now be merged and unmerged. To merge bend notes into a single note, select multiple notes, right-click and select Merge Bend Notes. To unmerge bend notes, right-click and select Unmerge Bend Notes.
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