Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing geometry, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
SolidWorks can work with many types of files, and imported geometry.…Sheet metal parts import just like any other dumb solid.…Dumb solid, you say? What is that?…The one characteristic of an imported geometry is there's no feature tree.…All the geometry is there. However, you cannot directly change the features.…However, you can add or cut through the shape.…Once we have the solid imported, we can then use the Convert to Sheet Metal…command to start working with the part. Let's try it out.…Let's go up to file, Open and in this case here I have an IGS file which is 4.3 IGS…that I'd like to open. I also want to point out while I'm here…that you can click on the File menu and choose all the types of files.…
And you can see everything we have we can import or work with.…Our standard Solidworks files. And we can import Dump Solids, or…Universal Interchange formats like IGES, or Step files.…So I'm going to go ahead and choose the IGES file, 4.3.iges, click OK, and it's…going to import the solid. And as far as running the import…
- 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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