Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and editing a flat pattern, part of Inventor: Sheet Metal Design.
…The flat pattern is where the production of sheet metal components really begins.…In this lesson,…we'll create a flat pattern, and see how it can be enhanced for production.…Our folded part is ready for production.…But, how do we get it to a flat state so that it can be produced?…It's a very simple process, but there are a couple considerations.…One consideration is, is there anything special about this part, or…is there any specific feature about this part that you want to…be facing up when the sheet is laid into the manufacturing equipment for…cutting by laser, or stamping, or whatever your production process might be?…If so, you can simply define an A-side for your part by selecting…the Define A-Side tool, and selecting any face on that part.…
Now that, that's been defined,…we can create a flat pattern by selecting the Create Flat Pattern tool.…Once you've created a flat pattern, a quick look at the browser makes it…appear as though another component has been added, and in many ways it has.…Changes that we make to the flat pattern,…
- Preparing your Inventor project
- Adding flanges to a part
- Cleaning up edges with hems
- Using the Bend feature
- Reusing existing data
- Making cuts in parts
- Opening parts with the Rip tool
- Improving productivity with the pattern tools
- Creating and editing a flat pattern
Skill Level Intermediate
SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Designwith Gabriel Corbett2h 55m Intermediate
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m Intermediate
1. Preparing to Create Your Parts
2. Creating Sheet Metal Features
3. Tools that Modify Parts
4. Documenting Your Design
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