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Designing Parts

With the MBend module of designing parts you can draw part profiles.

Use the MBend design module to sketch a part profile, refine its flange dimensions and angles, and save it in the profile library for later reuse.
MBend also includes a basic 3D CAD designer.

Profile Designer
Draw the profile design freehand, and then adjust the draft measurements so they are exactly what you need.

You can save the profile with a name in the library of profile templates, and then use it as your base whenever you need to create a part with a similar basic design.

When you want to use a profile from the template library, MBend shows you a preview of each saved template.

You can edit the profile, changing its dimensions.

You can open it in the design module for adding 3D elements or open the part directly in the Simulation mode.
Preview of a template from the template library

Editing the profile
3D CAD Designer
MBend includes a basic 3D CAD designer for creating sheet metal parts. Open an existing part or create a part based on a profile, and then add flanges, lips, cutouts, chamfers, fillets, and holes.