Learn about decimal points, sharps, auto-center lines, center marks, and sheet metal markup.
- [Instructor] In this video…I'm gonna cover some of the different sheet options…that we can modify for our sheet metal drawings…inside of Solidworks.…The first thing that we want to do is head up here…to the gear icon here and click on options.…Now under document properties, at the very bottom here,…we have one for sheet metal.…So click on sheet metal here and we can modify…what we want to add to the drawing…and how we want it to look.…So we can look at bend lines, form features and so on.…And we can adjust the colors and so on.…We can take a look at some bend notes.…We can change the fonts.…We can change the leaders.…
We can do a whole bunch of different modifications…to how we want this to look on our drawing…specifically for sheet metal.…Now if you come up here under detailing,…we also have the option to auto insert on view creation…and we can add things like center marks or dowel pans…or center lines and things like that.…So especially if you have a lot of holes…it's really handy to turn this on…so whenever you bring in a drawing…
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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