Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Making hems, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
A hem is basically just bending over the edge of sheet metal to get a smooth,…finished edge, versus a rough or sharp edge.…Hems also help to improve the strength of the sheet metal edge.…There are several types of hems that SolidWorks can create and if done…correctly, features like piano hinges can be built into your part.…This does take some special tooling, so make sure the shop you're working with has…the tooling. To get started, let's select an edge to hem.…I'm going to pick this edge here. And go up to the Sheet Metal tab and make…sure I pick the Hem tool. And you can see right off the bat, I get a…preview of what's going to happen. I want to use this closed hem here to…start off with. So let's go over the features.…
Number one is the edge that we chose. I can choose an adjacent edge to add…additional hems to the sides. I can choose how I want that hem to be placed.…Do I want the material on the inside or do you want to add additional material to…push it on the outside. I'm going to choose the first option there.…
- 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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