This tip from frequent tipster David Gaskill shows you how to modify a part using the bend part command in Inventor.
Sometimes it's easiest to create a part as a flat piece, then apply the bend. Here is one way to accomplish this without using the sheet metal options.
Start with a standard part that is extruded at the desired length.
Add a sketch to the top surface of your extrusion.
Project the edges of the selected face onto your sketch.
Draw a line on your sketch plane. Right-click and pick finish 2D sketch.
Pick the flyout on the ribbon: modify, bend part.
Pick the line you created on your sketch, and adjust the settings in the bend part dialog box, then apply.
You will then have a part that is bent to the desired angle. It is fully editable through the browser bar. Just right-click in the browser on the newly created feature. It will bring up the bend part dialog box where you can make the necessary changes.
Note: This Inventor tip has not been reviewed by a Cadalyst tip reviewer.