Learn how to create flats in drawings as well as the DXF command in part mode.
- [Instructor] In this movie I'm gonna go through…and show you how to create a flat pattern…for a sheet metal part.…Now before we jump in and actually create the flat pattern,…we wanna go back to the actual part itself…and make sure we have the right bend deduction values…or k-factor so that when you flatten out the part…you get the correct size.…So I'm gonna click on the part itself…and click on open part.…As you can see, here's the part.…And let's go over here to the sheet metal tab…and click on edit feature and notice we've got…a 0.30 radius and the thickness in the material is 0.48…and my bend deduction value is 0.75.…
So looking that up from the table…you can see that is the correct value,…so we should be all set,…but if this was not correct or if you're just using…a k-factor of like .5, you need to go back and adjust this…to the right value of k-factor or the right bend deduction…so when you flatten this part out…you do get the final correct size.…So this is correct so click on OK.…Our part looks good.…Let's head back over to the drawing.…
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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