Add Cuts in Context for Sheet Metal Assembly in SOLIDWORKS


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Adding cuts in context

When dealing with complex sheet metal assemblies with many fasteners and connectors. Creating cuts in sheet metal can be extremely complicated. If we add these cuts as in-context features, we can reference the other components and make things much easier. Let's take a look at this assembly here. I've got a circuit board here, and I've got a sheet metal enclosure that we want to cut the holes for the connector through. Now I can measure and try to align these things and get the cutouts in the correct location, but that be allot of work and be extremely complicated. Instead we can edit this sheet metal bracket in context and use those as a reference.

To do so, let's go ahead and click on this part here and click on Edit Part. That will edit the part in context to the assembly, and you can see here I've got all the other components grayed out now and I'm working just on this component. You can tell you're in this mode by, this is now highlighted in blue. And I can go down h...

Adding cuts in context
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Adding cuts in context provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Gabriel Corbett as part of the Sheet Metal Design with SOLIDWORKS

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