Learn about adding hems to parts in SOLIDWORKS.
- [Instructor] A hem is basically another name…for bending over the edge of the sheet metal.…This can make a nice smooth finish…and it also improves the strength…of the edge of the sheet metal.…So to get started, let's go ahead…and choose hem, right up here.…And choose the edges, so I'm gonna go ahead…and choose this very first edge here.…And you can see we've got this nice, big, open hem.…And I can also change that over to a closed type hem…which is very common.…It can also switch over here to something like this…which is gonna be more of a teardrop style.…Or, you can do a rolled hem,…so if you use a rolled style, that's more like…what you do for a piano hinge, something like that,…whereas, just the regular closed hem…is just gonna basically roll over that material…so you have a nice smooth edge…and it does improve the strength of that edge.…
Now I can define the size of that hem,…I'm gonna type in .375…and I can also choose other edges at the same time.…Let's go ahead and choose this edge here…and this one over here and you can see that it can do…
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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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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