Learn assembly techniques that work well with sheet metal parts.
- [Instructor] The tools we use for assembling sheet metal…parts are the same tools we use for any type…of SolidWorks assembly.…However, there are a few tricks that I can show you,…and we're gonna go into that right now.…So the first thing we want to point out is we've got this…circuit board here with a few components on it,…and I have a sheet metal part right over here,…with it mated at the origin.…So right over here, you can see, here's the origin,…right in the center of the part.…And if you look at this part itself, you can see here,…I have the front plane right in the center of the part.…I have the top plane at the bottom,…and I have this right plane.…So we're gonna pretty much use those planes to mate…the board to the assembly.…
Alright, now over here on the board itself,…you can look at that assembly, same thing.…I've got a front plane, I've got a top plane,…and I've got a right plane.…And notice, it's right in the center of the board,…so we can easily use those planes…to mate the components together.…And so when you're designing 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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