Create Drawbead

Create a drawbead from a bead line.

  1. On the ribbon, click the Die Design tab.
  2. Click the Drawbead icon.

  3. Select the Drawbead tool on the secondary ribbon.

  4. Select the die.
  5. Select the bead line(s).
  6. In the guide bar, select the bead shape, and then right-click to create the drawbead.
  7. Edit the drawbead.
    To Do This
    Add a profile Press Alt and click anywhere on the bead line.
    Edit a bead profile
    • Click a handle, enter a Radius, then press Enter.
    • Click a handle, enter a Length, then press Enter.
    Edit bead entry radius
    1. Click the fillet blue triangle.
    2. Enter a Radius, then press Enter.
    Edit an endbead angle Click the blue point on the end of the bead.
    • Click the white arrow, enter an Endbead Angle, then press Enter.
    • Drag the white arrow.
    Note: The endbead angle has a minimum and maximum angle of 20 and 60 degrees.
    Clear selection In the guide bar, click .
  8. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.