Review the SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tools and some options..
- [Instructor] To get started with SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal,…the first thing we need to do…is to add in the sheet metal tools.…So to get started, let's go ahead and head up here…to the blank sheet of paper at the top…and start a brand new document.…And you can go ahead and choose the basic Part here…if you're using the Novice Toolbar…or switch over to the Advanced Toolbar…and choose one of the basic templates…you already have loaded.…And you can also add in additional tabs…at the top here if you wanna add the templates…from the provided Exercise Files.…But, in this case, let's go ahead…and switch back to Novice,…choose Part, and click on OK.…
Alright, once we're in the SOLIDWORKS environment,…notice up here we have the ribbon bar…and we have the individual tabs…with the different tools there,…and we don't see sheet metal.…So to get to the sheet metal tools,…right click on any one of those tabs,…come down here to Sheet Metal,…and make sure you turn that on which will add…the Sheet Metal tab.…We also have the option of using this little drop arrow,…
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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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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