Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Making an edge flange, part of SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design.
So once you have a sheet metal part, the next logical step is to add edge flanges.…To take that flat part, and add in some bends.…If you already have a part with bends, don't worry.…You can add more. To get started, choose a straight edge of…the part. And choose the Edge Flange tool.…You can choose the tool first. However, like many things in SolidWorks.…If you pre-select the entities, it speeds things up a bit.…And you get a nice visual representation as soon as you launch the tool.…Let's choose this edge up here and go ahead and click on Edge Flange.…
You can see a little arrow that pops up and wherever I click it just gives us a…nice representation of what's going to happen there.…And you can see the bend region. Spin it around in 3D, see exactly what's…going on there and take a look at some of these options.…So first things first, the bend radius is determined from whenever we created that…first sheet metal feature. In this case here, we've got an 029 radius.…As far as the angle, I can use the arrows, up and down.…
- Understanding sheet metal fundamentals
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making hems and corner features
- Unfolding and folding parts
- Adding cuts across bends
- Adding welded corners
- Using the Forming tools
- Importing geometry
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Making sheet metal drawings
- Exporting DWG and DXF files for laser cutting
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating flat patterns
- Using in-context design techniques
- Exporting parts
Skill Level 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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