Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding cuts in context, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
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 here and see all the features that are making up that component.…
- 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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