Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a lofted bend, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
The lofted bend command allows us to create complex shapes using simple 2D sketches.…The requirement is the shapes have open profiles, and we do separate sketches.…In this case here I've got a sketch 1, which is drawn on the top plane and I have…a plane that I put directly above that, which I drew sketch 2 on.…If you don't remember how to create planes you would start with something like a top plane.…Go up to features. Go to reference geometry and select plane,…and then type in the distance you'd like to move that plane up above the existing…plane you chose. Click OK, but in this case here I've…already got a plane so I'm going to cancel that, then on sketch number two I'll take…a look at what's in that sketch. And it's basically just a rectangle or a…square with rounded corners. One of the requirements is that we have…rounded corners when we're transitioning from a round part to another round part,…the hard corner is what causes issues. So we've got to have some type of radius…in the corners there. And it has to be an open profile.…
- 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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