Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding cuts across bends, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
There are many options for making extrude cuts and holes in sheet metal.…If you're little bit creative and with a few choice cuts and bends, very intricate…geometry can be created. Let's take a look at an example.…In this case here, I want to have a tab that sticks out the side of this part and…it can be nested inside of this flange right here.…To do so, I'm going to choose a cut from the bottom of the part.…I'm going to choose that flat face, click on the Spacebar, click on Normal To, and…I'm going to come up with a cut. I'm going to start right on that bend line…and I'm going to drag out a cut all the way to the edge.…
Now the width of my rectangle is predefined because I snapped at the edges…of the line and the end of the part but I want to add a couple dimensions.…In this case here, to the end of the part. I'll type in 1.0 and I'll do the same…thing at the top. From there to there, 1.0 and let's go…ahead and do a Features > Extruded Cut. What that's going to do is it's going to…cut through that part. Now we have a couple of requirements here…
- Understanding sheet metal fundamentals
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making hems and corner features
- Unfolding and folding parts
- Adding cuts across bends
- Adding welded corners
- Using the Forming tools
- Importing geometry
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Making sheet metal drawings
- Exporting DWG and DXF files for laser cutting
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating flat patterns
- Using in-context design techniques
- Exporting parts
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Interface and Sheet Metal Basics
2. Sheet Metal Flanges
3. Sheet Metal Cuts and Corners
4. Converting to Sheet Metal
5. Multibody Parts
6. Forming Tools
7. Sheet Metal Assemblies
8. Sheet Metal Drawings
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