Learn about showing welded corners in your 3D part.
- [Instructor] The welded corner feature…inside of Solidworks allows you…to get a nice visual representation…of what your part will look like…once a sheet metal part has been welded,…and it also updates the mass property and volume…of the part, so you can get an accurate representation…of the final volume and mass of your part.…Let's go ahead and show you how that works.…So come up here to sheet metal,…come over here to corners,…and come down to welded corner.…Now, corners to weld,…let's go ahead and choose one of these surfaces.…Now if you choose this surface here it might not work,…but if you choose this surface over here,…it automatically just creates a welded corner here.…
And notice this fillet looks pretty small,…so you might wanna increase that…to, maybe like, a quarter inch.…And you can see here, you get a nice round fillet.…It's gonna fill in that entire space…and this open bend region down here at the bottom.…Generally, it's a good idea to leave…those regions, or those corners, open,…and let the weld fill 'em in.…
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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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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