Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Making cuts in parts, part of Inventor: Sheet Metal Design.
…There are many reasons why you would want to create cuts in sheet metal parts and…some of these can not adequately be done while forming in…the component in the first place.…The cut tool will help us remove material in a controlled way to help us…complete our designs.…The first things that's necessary for the cut tool to work is sketches to work from.…In this case, what I want to do is make a couple of different cuts,…with a couple of different options to show you how they look.…The Cut tool can be found in the Modify panel.…And selecting a Profile,…I have the option of projecting that profile into the material.…
Or having that geometry wrap around a face keeping the edges normal so…that in a flat pattern they will be a simple rectangle.…Let's go ahead and use the cut normal option in this case and you'll…see that the cut depth is automatically set to the thickness of our component.…We'll say OK and it cuts that rectangle into our part maintaining the edge length.…The second option can get a little more advanced.…
- 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
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1. Preparing to Create Your Parts
2. Creating Sheet Metal Features
3. Tools that Modify Parts
4. Documenting Your Design
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