Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic assembly techniques, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
The tools for assembling sheet metal parts are the same tools that we used to…assemble solid parts. However, there are a few tricks that will…make things a little bit easier. To get started, let's take a look at this…assembly here. I've got a Base feature here, which is the…starting feature of my assembly, it's fixed at the origin.…I've got a circuit board here that we've created with a few different connectors…that are on there. I've got some PEM hardware here for some standoffs.…And I've got a little screw over here to connect the parts together.…Okay. So, first things first, let's take a look…at how this part was created. Number one is, if I open that part, I can…see that I have a origin right at the center of my part.…
And that's really important to do. If you have an origin at the center, that…means you also have a right plane at the center, you've got a top plane at the…bottom of the part, and you got a front plane right in the center.…So, that makes it perfect for using some type of a Mirror feature, some symmetry.…
- 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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