Learn how to loft sheet metal bends in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Narrator] The lofted bed command allows us…to create complex geometry inside…a Solidworks sheet metal.…To get started, all we need is a couple different sketches…on some planes, and we have to have an open contour.…So here's a part that we're going to be creating.…And I'm going to be starting this part from something…that looks like this.…So I've got a sketch on the top…and I got a sketch on the bottom.…And we're going to loft between these two sketches.…My second example is going to be something…that looks a lot like this.…It's going to open contour and again,…that's going to be starting from…a file that looks like this.…So let's go ahead and jump right in.…
So first things first, let's go ahead…and close this file here,…and close this one right down here.…And then let's start from my first example here.…Alright, now before we jump into the loft bend command,…I want to show you what I have on these sketches.…So I'm starting off with sketch number one,…and it has to be an open profile.…It can't be a full closed circle,…
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
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metalwith Gabriel Corbett1h 34m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Weldmentswith Gabriel Corbett1h 26m 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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