Learn the basics of creating multiple parts in one operation, using the demo chassis.
- [Narrator] In this movie, I wanna show you how we…can create a multi-body sheet metal part…that will automatically update when we…change the individual components,…so first things first, let's just take a look…at what we have here, this is basically a rack mount server,…and we have multiple bodies here, you can take a look at,…so under the Cut list you can see the individual parts,…so here's the bottom and here's the top,…here's the back, the left side,…the right side, and of course, the front,…so those are the individual parts we're…gonna be creating all in…this one multi-body sheet metal part,…so I'm gonna go ahead and roll back the history bar here,…all up to the top, nothing there, and take a look…at our very first Flange, inside of there…is just gonna be a basic rectangle,…with a size of the chassis,…alright, so there's our very first part,…I'm gonna make a linear pattern here,…I'm actually gonna take that same part,…and just push it right up above where it currently is,…and that spacing, if you take a look in 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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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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