Learn about adding ribs to sheet metal parts.
- [Instructor] The Rip command is a very handy tool…for taking a solid and slicing it up…and then turning it into a sheet metal part.…To get started, the first thing we need is a sketch.…So, up here on the top surface,…let's go ahead and create a sketch.…And let's go ahead and create a few different lines.…Create these lines right here and connect those together.…Alright, so there are our four lines.…So we're gonna be using these lines here…to slice this edge so we can open it up,…and then go down this edge here.…So, once we have that, I can exit out of that.…
Let's go ahead and choose the Rip command right over here.…My Rip parameters, so these are gonna be my edges to rip.…I'm gonna choose that new, little edge.…And notice that you get an arrow that goes both directions.…We actually wanna only go in the inside…direction, so along this long edge here.…So, Change Direction.…Notice it goes only outside, and this way it goes…only inside, and that looks good.…And so you're gonna be adding a 10 thousandth gap.…Alright, so I'm also gonna choose this edge right here,…
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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