How to use the flex tool?

Here's the Tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start solidworks.

  2. Step 2:

    Sketch>>Front plane.

  3. Step 3:

    Make a box.

  4. Step 4:

    Extrude it.

  5. Step 5:

    Now you have the part for flex.

  6. Step 6:


  7. Step 7:

    Under flex choose bending and input body choose the box.

  8. Step 8:

    Change the angle value to 50 degrees. We don't need to adjust the planes because they are automatically adjusted.

  9. Step 9:

    Click OK. Now you can see the flexed body.

  10. Step 10:

    Edit the Flex1 feature.

  11. Step 11:

    Change the flex type to twisting. Keep the same angle value and click OK.

  12. Step 12:

    You can see the twisted body.

  13. Step 13:

    Again edit the feature and choose tapering type and taper factor be 1/2 or 0.5.
    Click OK.

  14. Step 14:

    Now you have a tapered body.

  15. Step 15:

    Again edit the Flex1 feature. And this time choose Stretching. Choose stretch distance value to be 40. Click OK.

  16. Step 16:

    You have a stretched body. Any hole if present in the body will also be stretched.