Learn about the differences when exporting geometry created by using the sheet metal features in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Narrator] When exporting geometry…related to sheet metal parts in SolidWorks,…we have to take some extra care…as the steps we take to do this.…Now typically, we won't be sending out any 3-D geometry.…Sheet metal work is typically done in a 2-D way,…meaning that we cut things using laser,…water jet, or other CNC cutters and the flat pattern,…and then we bend it up, do some stamping operations,…or something along those lines to create…a part similar to what you see in front of you.…
So here I've downloaded a chassis part of of GrabCAD,…which you can go search for and download yourself.…I've edited it a little bit to make it a little bit simpler,…but as you can see it's got…edge flanges, cutouts,…bends, relief, all the common sheet metal features…that you'd find in a part.…So let's see what we'd have to do…to save this as a DWG or DXF to output to a vendor.…I'm going to go up to my dropdown and select save as.…
Now for this particular example, I'm not going to select DWG.…There's nothing wrong with selecting DWG,…
- Opening files from different versions of SOLIDWORKS
- Importing models from online sources
- Importing 3D files
- Importing 2D files
- Exporting 2D and 3D files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Imported Geometry
Imported geometry sources1m 56s
2. Working with 3D Geometry
3. Working with 2D Geometry
4. Exporting from SOLIDWORKS
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