Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating parts in the assembly, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
One of the best ways to build sheet metal assemblies is to create parts within the assembly.…We have a couple of ways we can do this. Now, come over to the Assembly tab.…I can click on Insert Component, click on the drop-down right below it.…I can click on New Part. This will add a new virtual component…inside of our assembly. And we can then save that out to the file system.…That works okay, but I actually prefer the more simple method of just starting a…brand new part. And go ahead and saving that out.…So go to File > Save As, and I'll call this one 7.3.4.…Click on Save, and now I have a blank part that's been saved to the file system.…
And notice, it has front plane, top plane, right plane, and an origin.…And that's all we need to be able to move that into the assembly.…Let's go back to our assembly. And we can tile horizontally to look at…all the parts. And grab that new part and drag it into…our assembly. There it is.…You can't see much because there's nothing in it.…But that's okay. You can still see the part is here.…
- 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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