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Molded Forms
10.1 (2014 R1)

You can use different methods to split larger plate and profile systems into smaller subsystems for detailed design and manufacturing. However, when using a knuckle instead of a split, follow these best practices.

  • Do not use seams to split knuckles.

  • Do not create seams too close to a knuckle curve or point. Seam creation fails if the knuckle is closer than 5mm.

  • Do not delete a knuckled reference curve.

  • When a knuckle reference curve transitions to a tangent, check that it also connects to another seam.

  • When you have a plate bend, such as a flanged plate that is concave (thickness direction is toward the center of the radius), ensure that the radius is equal to or smaller than the plate thickness.

See Also

Placing Plate Systems
Placing Profile Systems
Creating Seams
Creating Reference Curves