Create a surface that extends from the part to the binder, to aid in stretching and forming.

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

  3. Select the Wall tool on the secondary ribbon.

  4. Select the binder.
    Note: A sketch plane for the wall is created and visualized as a blue square.
  5. Create the curve by placing control points.
    • To close the curve, drag the first and last points together. The surface is automatically created when the curve is closed.
    • To keep the curve open, place control points, and then right-click to confirm.
    Note: If the wall overlaps the part, a red line will appear.
  6. Optional: In the guide bar, by default, Create surface is selected so that a surface is automatically created. If you don’t want to automatically create a surface, deselect Create surface.
  7. Optional: In the control panel, enter a Degree, and then press Enter.
    Tip: You need to enter 2, 3, 4, or 5. Enter a higher degree for a smoother curvature.
  8. Optional: In the guide bar, select Draw view to view along the draw/forming direction.
  9. Optional: Edit the wall.
    To Do This
    Reposition a point
    • Drag a point.
    • Click a point, click the chevron, enter the x, y, and z coordinates, and then press Enter.
    Delete a point Click a point, and then press Alt+D.
    Add a point While holding down Alt, click or drag the desired additional point .
    Smooth the curve Click a point, and then click Smooth.
    Sharpen the curve Click a point, and then click Cusp.
    Note: Only cusp curves have the option to change the radius.

    Click a point, click the chevron, enter a Radius, and then press Enter.

    Open the curve Click a point, and then click Open the curve here.
    Note: The curve needs to be closed before you can open it.
    Add weight to a point Click a point, click the chevron, enter a Weight, and then press Enter.
    Note: Add weight to a control point to give it greater influence over the shape of the curve.
    Extend the wall In the modeling window, drag the white arrows.
    Edit the draft angle In the Control Panel, enter a value for Draft Angle.
    Reposition the wall sketch plane In the modeling window, select the sketch plane, and then drag the arrow.
  10. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.