Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding sketched bends, part of SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design.
Sketch bends are a nice way to add bends and flanges to existing parts.…This can be very handy when a design is already in process and a flat pattern has…already been created. It's also very helpful for working with…imported parts. To get started, let's go ahead and choose…the top face of this part here. And we'll jump over to the Sketch tab,…select the Line. Click on the space bar to bring up the…Orientation Panel and click on Normal To. I'mma draw a line from this side over to…that side of my part. Hit Escape to close outta that command.…Grab the Smart Dimension tool, dimension from that line to the end of the part and…type in 0.75. When you're happy with that, go over to…the Sheet Metal command, and click on Sketched Band.…
The first question of Sketched Band is which face is going to be fixed, so I'm…going to choose this top face here. You can see, as soon as I do so, I get a…little arrow, showing me which way the bend is going to be bending, and I…actually want to go the other direction, so I click on these little arrows here to…
- 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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