Learn about using the SOLIDWORKS Flange tool.
- [Narrator] In this movie, we're gonna be using…the sheet metal flange tool.…So it's exactly the same icon we used last time,…which is the base flange tab icon right up here,…but instead of using your base,…which is an enclosed boundary,…we're gonna use a flange, which is an open profile.…So to get started we need to create a sketch…just like we do normally.…So we can choose either the tool first,…or we can choose one of the basic planes.…In this case I'm gonna use the top plane…and just right click over here and say sketch…and it'll start a sketch on that plane.…Alright, now what we want to do…is again we want to tie into the origin…and then define a shape.…
So let's get started with a line tool.…I'm gonna start right at the origin…and go over to the right here…and I'm gonna make just a simple L-shape.…So instead of creating an enclosed boundary,…notice we just have a couple of different lines.…Now, of course we can define this…with dimensions if we need to,…but right now let's just go ahead…and create that sheet metal flange.…
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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