Learn about breaking apart the multibody part into individual parts.
- [Instructor] Any time you have a multi body part,…you have the ability to save individual items…from that multi body part.…So over here, you can see we have the surface bodies,…and we also have this cut list.…So down here in the cut list,…we have these individual bodies.…And we can save at any one of these,…or we can save them all together.…Now we've already looked at exporting all of them…using that split command,…and saving the bodies by clicking on here,…and saying insert into new part, or save bodies.…But what I wanna do is just choose one of these.…So individually take one of those,…and click onto insert into new part.…
Notice the body name is right here,…and we can change the file name if we'd like to.…So I'm gonna go ahead and choose 5.5,…and let's go ahead and just call this one 5.5.1,…and this, .fin.…So it's the finished version of the part.…And click on save.…Now that is saved right there.…And now click on okay.…What that does is it opens up that new part.…And notice over here,…it shows the icon a little differently.…
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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