Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

Looking at the rip feature

From: Sheet Metal Design with SolidWorks

Video: Looking at the rip feature

The Rip feature can be used to split edges or faces of sheet metal parts. Or in the process of converting to sheet metal. We first need to create a sketch on a flat face, or choose edges on an existing part. To get started, let's go ahead and open up 4.4 and you can see here I've got a part and I want to start a sketch on this top face. So go ahead and choose a sketch and click on Space bar for Normal To. Looking straight down on that face and let's go over here and grab the Line command. And I just want to draw some lines across these corners.

Looking at the rip feature

The Rip feature can be used to split edges or faces of sheet metal parts. Or in the process of converting to sheet metal. We first need to create a sketch on a flat face, or choose edges on an existing part. To get started, let's go ahead and open up 4.4 and you can see here I've got a part and I want to start a sketch on this top face. So go ahead and choose a sketch and click on Space bar for Normal To. Looking straight down on that face and let's go over here and grab the Line command. And I just want to draw some lines across these corners.

I'm just going to snap to the inside corner and snap to that outside edge. There we go. Once I've got all four of those lines drawn in there, I'm going to go ahead and exit out of the sketch. And see that's that's exactly where we're going to be cutting our part, and we're going to cut it here, and then down this edge here. So let's go ahead and fire up the Rip command and we're going to choose some edges. The first edge I'm going to choose is this one up here and notice when I do that, I get these two arrows going both directions.

So it's going to add a gap of ten thousandths. In this case here, it'd be going in both directions, so five thousandth one way, five thousandth the other way. However, I don't want it to go both ways. I only want it to go along this long edge here. So I'm going to change the direction so it only goes this direction. Then I'm going to add the line directly below that, or that inside edge. And change the direction so it's going the same direction as the arrow above it. We want to do that for all the edges. So I'm going to spin this around. Choose this edge on the top. Choose the edge below it.

Spin it around a little more. Come over here, choose this edge here, change the direction. Choose the edge on the inside, change the direction and just those last two edges now. That edge and that one. Okay, double check that all your arrows are facing towards the inside or along the long edge of the part. That's essential to make sure the part does this correctly and doesn't fail and when your done, go ahead and click on OK. And you can see it cut along the edge here and along the inside edge of that part. So now we still have a solid, we don't have a sheet metal part quite yet. But we do have the edges sectioned off into the pieces that we would like. Now I can use the Insert Bends tool, choose a flat face, should be the bottom of the part and define a radius 060 is fine.

I can go ahead and change the bend allowance or bend deduction, I can use the K factor to whatever I like. K factor will work just fine for this example, though. And when I'm happy with all that, I can go ahead and click on the green check mark. I also want to point out before we do that, though, that the rip parameters down here. I could actually add in those rip edges during this tool at the same point in time if I wanted to. Click OK. (SOUND). It's going to let us know that it needed to add a few auto reliefs and that's great. Click OK. And you can see that, here's the auto reliefs it needed to add. And we've got a sheet metal part.

If you spin this thing around, we can see the corners. We've got some open corners on the bottom here. And we can continue on adding maybe some close corners to finish this part off. But we have a nice sheet metal part. And we've got both the Rip command and the Insert Bends tool. Ripped edges are essential when converting to sheet metal. Or modifying how a sheet metal part is created. The Rip command is also built into the convert to sheet metal feature in the Insert Bends tool.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Sheet Metal Design with SolidWorks
Sheet Metal Design with SolidWorks

53 video lessons · 2893 viewers

Gabriel Corbett
Author

 
Expand all | Collapse all
  1. 2m 9s
    1. Welcome
      1m 13s
    2. Using the exercise files
      56s
  2. 10m 0s
    1. Looking at sheet metal tools
      1m 35s
    2. Using and customizing the Ribbon
      2m 42s
    3. Understanding sheet metal
      5m 43s
  3. 40m 24s
    1. Creating a base feature
      5m 37s
    2. Looking at the Flange tool
      5m 12s
    3. Creating tabs
      5m 3s
    4. Making an edge flange
      5m 33s
    5. Using the Edit Flange Profile tool
      3m 12s
    6. Using the miter flange
      4m 21s
    7. Making a swept flange
      2m 59s
    8. Using the Jog feature
      5m 20s
    9. Making hems
      3m 7s
  4. 16m 6s
    1. Unfolding and folding parts
      2m 58s
    2. Making normal cuts in sheet metal
      2m 8s
    3. Adding cuts across bends
      4m 0s
    4. Making closed corners
      3m 17s
    5. Adding welded corners
      2m 18s
    6. Making a cross break
      1m 25s
  5. 20m 3s
    1. Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
      5m 6s
    2. Adding sketched bends
      2m 31s
    3. Importing geometry
      5m 7s
    4. Looking at the rip feature
      3m 29s
    5. Creating a lofted bend
      3m 50s
  6. 17m 40s
    1. Building a chassis
      6m 9s
    2. Using the pattern tools
      3m 22s
    3. Using mirror symmetry
      2m 1s
    4. Using the split feature
      3m 7s
    5. Exporting individual parts
      3m 1s
  7. 15m 41s
    1. Using forming tools
      2m 56s
    2. Modifying a forming tool
      1m 44s
    3. Creating a custom forming tool
      3m 35s
    4. Forming across a bend
      7m 26s
  8. 18m 55s
    1. Basic assembly techniques
      5m 1s
    2. Adding cuts in context
      4m 57s
    3. Creating parts in the assembly
      5m 46s
    4. Using patterns and mirrors
      3m 11s
  9. 19m 28s
    1. Using ordinate dimensions
      4m 13s
    2. Looking at sheet options
      3m 24s
    3. Creating flat patterns
      2m 56s
    4. Saving to DXF or DWG
      3m 29s
    5. Automation with SolidWorks Task Scheduler
      2m 44s
    6. Prepping for manufacturing
      2m 42s
  10. 1m 26s
    1. Next steps
      1m 26s
  11. 14m 12s
    1. Laser cutting
      1m 53s
    2. Shear
      46s
    3. Break forming
      3m 39s
    4. Turret punch press
      3m 14s
    5. Welding
      1m 2s
    6. Deburring
      1m 48s
    7. Hardware
      1m 8s
    8. Computer numerical control (CNC)
      42s

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Sheet Metal Design with SolidWorks.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.