Review the three types of closed corners and what they do.
- [Narrator] When forming sheet metal, normally,…there's a gap between the individual flanges…on the sheet metal part, and these can be undesirable.…So, SolidWorks gives us a couple tools for dealing…with this, and it's called, generally, a closed corner.…So right up here, under the sheet metal tab,…you see we have one called corners,…and under there is closed corners.…And that's what we're going to be using in this video.…But before we do that, let's go ahead…and create one more flange.…So go over here to edge flange,…choose this edge right here,…let's go ahead and drag that up,…and instead of just a blind length,…let's go ahead and say up to vertex.…
Let's go ahead and choose one of those edges,…and click on okay. All right.…Now, in this corner here, you can see that we've…removed some material here because we had that…trim side bends option. But, over here on the other side,…same basic set up. If you go back to the edge flange,…if you go and turn that off, so trim side bends,…turn that off, you can see we actually get…
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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