Join Thom Tremblay for an in-depth discussion in this video Starting with a face, part of Inventor: Sheet Metal Design.
…When creating a sheet metal part, you want to seek out the most…complex profile on a plainer face and that's usually the best way to start.…Just like you would with a base feature in any sort of solid model.…Let's take a look at how the face tool can be used to develop the fundamental…features as well as some more advanced applications.…As you see here we have a completed sketch it's ready to be developed into 3D.…But instead of using extrude or loft, where we would have to select our…profile and create some sort of distance, remember we have our sheet metal defaults.…
We have the rules that know what size our sheet metal's going to be manufactured as.…So we can take advantage of that using the face tool.…When I select the face tool,…it automatically grabs the profile that I have.…If I had more than one profile, I could select which one I want to use.…In this case, it's very simple.…Its already pointing in direction.…We can reverse that direction if we want to.…Otherwise, we can just simply say OK.…And create our first part.…
- 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 56m 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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