Learn about adding bends to flat sections in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Instructor] A sketch bend allows you…to take an existing part…and then just creating a couple of sketches,…create individual bends based upon where those lines…are added to your part.…This is great for imported geometry.…Or if you're starting from a part…that was originally not a sheet metal part…and you're converting it over to sheet metal…and you wanna add in these bends,…this is a great way to do it.…So all we need to do is start on the top face.…Start a sketch.…And let's go ahead and just use a regular line.…I'm gonna snap from that edge there…and just go across the part.…Now you have the ability to kinda just snap over here,…but it doesn't really actually matter how long the line is.…
Click on Dimension.…Let's dimension that to the end of the part.…Let's type in .75.…And there is our sketch bend.…I'm gonna exit outta that.…And we have that sketch highlighted.…Now come over here to Sheet Metal…and click on Sketched Bend.…Alright?…My first question I'm asked here…is what is gonna be the flat face.…I'm gonna choose this one here.…
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
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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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