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- [Instructor] Okay, so I've opened my sheet metal part and I'm ready to create my sketch. So I'm going to start by adding some equations. I've got a thickness equation. I'm going to add some more. So I'm going to add variable A and I'm going to start with the E size for the shell and I'm going to say 20.8, okay. And then I'm going to say the B size which is going to be 20.
And I'm going to say okay. And this part could also have different configurations to it, but we're just going to do the E size for now. The 28.8 and the 20. So I'm going to come over and I'm going to start my sketch. And I'm going Normal to and I'm just going to start by creating center rectangle and then I'm going to add corner rectangle here and there's some symmetry there so once I've got this setup, I can mirror it over.
I'm going to trim out a little bit. I don't really care about those and I'm going to have a center line from here over to there and I'm going to set that to be horizontal. Okay, and let's start adding some base dimensions. So from here to here is three, okay, and from here to here is my B dimension, okay, and from here to here is 11.11, okay, and then I have a radius of 1.5 perimeter circle that goes from here to here.
It caught the wrong thing. And I'm going to trim out a little bit and then I can mirror that part over. So I'm going to mirror this line, this arc, this line, and I'm going to copy it about that. And I need to extend this guy so I'm going to delete that coincident.
I'm going to extend it out to there and then this dimension here is my A dimension, okay. And I'm going to add a link so I'm going to say I'm going to link that to A and I'm going to link that to B. And I'm going to trim out a little bit. I'm going to trim here, here, here, here, and I need to center this a little bit.
So that's going to be equal to global variable B divided by two. That centered it out a little bit. Okay, and so I've got my B, I've got my A, and I've got some little fillets on the corners here. I need to add a relationship between here and there, but I want it coincident all the way to the end.
So I might extend that out, okay. So now that looks better. And I need to add some little fillets that are 1.5 on the corners, okay. So I don't really care where I'm locating it on the sheet metal because I'm going to be reusing it. So I'm going to add that there.
Going to add that there, okay. I'm not sure what that point is so I'm not going to mess with it. So I just want to verify that I got my basic dimensions and it looks like I do. So now I'm just going to do an extruded cut through all green check, okay. So I've got my whole panel cut out and I'm going to call it panel cutout and normally I would give it the name of the part number that it's related to, but for the purposes of this, I'm just going to call it panel cutout.
So we are done with creating that feature.
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