Learn about adding holes and features in the context of the assembly.
- [Instructor] When dealing with complex sheet metal…assemblies with many features or connectors,…creating cuts in sheet metal can be extremely complicated.…If we add these cuts in context,…the features will reference the other individual components…and will automatically track where they go.…So if you move a connector,…the hole will automatically follow along.…Let me show you how to do that.…So the first thing you need to do…is to edit this part here in context.…So if I click on it, I can right click,…and come up here to edit part.…Now you can see the other components have been grayed out…and I'm working on this component,…and let's go ahead and start a sketch on this front plane.…
Now what I'd like to do is spin it…so I'm looking at it normal.…So, like you can see here.…And notice I can't see these other connections,…I can only see that one.…So let's switch over to a wireframe mode,…so now I can see through the components.…And it's a little bit clearer,…but you might wanna also remove some of these components…
First, review the sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS and the properties that make sheet metal unique: bend radius, K-factor, bend deduction, gauge thickness, and more. Then learn how to create basic parts, with base features, flanges, and bends that add strength and connections. Find out how to flatten parts and add holes, cuts, and corners that are manufacturing ready, and use the Convert to Sheet Metal command to convert imported geometry into native sheet metal parts. Gabriel also shows you how to create assemblies from multiple parts, use the Pattern and Mirrors tools to effortlessly duplicate existing work, and then document your designs with detailed sheet metal drawings. Watch the bonus videos to learn about the different machinery and processes that occur during manufacturing.
- Sheet metal tools in SOLIDWORKS
- Sheet metal manufacturing: Laser cutting, CNC machining, welding, and more
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making cuts and corners
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Building multi-body parts
- Creating forming tools
- Forming across a bend
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating sheet metal drawings
Skill Level Intermediate
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metalwith Gabriel Corbett1h 34m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Weldmentswith Gabriel Corbett1h 26m 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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