Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a custom forming tool, part of SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design.
Forming tools can be design from the ground up in solid works.…And this video will cover the basics. To get started, let's take a look at this part.…What I have here on the screen is a piece of sheet metal, or just basically a boss extrude.…And I've got a sketch laid out on the top surface.…If I edit the sketch I can see what kind of geometry I have here, and you can see…all different shapes. I'm not going to go through how to create…the sketch. You should be able to make the sketch on…your own. I just want to cover some of the basic…sketch entities that are here. Take a look at them, but you should be…able to create the sketch on your own. Exit out of that.…Take a look at the surface it's on, which this bottom surface here.…
And let's go ahead and create a boss extrude using that sketch.…So I'll choose that sketch, and make sure we're going to be going in the correct direction.…So flip that and we want to go to 0.15. Click on OK and there's our first feature.…Now because we're going to be forming sheet metal around this piece, I wan't to…
- 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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