BendKeyCreator \ Modify \ Warp \ Bend \ Bend
The Bend function allows you to bend solids, sheets and wires in a prescribed manner. Bending will also allow you to bend specific areas of a solid body. For example, the middle prong of a fork could be bent while the adjacent prongs remain untouched.
Using the Function:
The required steps might change depending upon what settings are chosen in the dialog box for the function.
NOTE: The bend axis vector must ALWAYS be chosen such that it lies on the neutral axis of the solid to be bent. For example, if bending a cylinder the neutral axis must be in the middle or centerline of the cylinder. If bending sheet metal, the bend axis vector should be in the middle of the sheet metal, not on the top or bottom faces. Some examples to better explain this concept follow.