CAD: Make Normal Cuts in Sheet Metal with SOLIDWORKS


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Making normal cuts in sheet metal

There are 2 methods to make sheet metal parts. Option 1 is to add in all the features, in a flat pattern and then fold up the part. Option 2 would be to add secondary operations to cut holes or cut across a part. Secondary operations add significant cost and are generally not as desirable. If you want to make a cut into sheet metal that will flatten correctly, you need to choose the normal cut option. Let's take a look at some examples. In this part here, we've already got a couple bends in this part and it's folded up. If I click on this top surface here, start a sketch and come over here to the line command and click on space bar so I'm looking normal to it.

And we go ahead and draw a line from this point here to this edge here and down across this edge and back out. Then I'm going to go ahead and add a dimension from those 2 lines, of 30 degrees. Click OK. And I've got a fully defined sketch. Now what I want to do is, I want to cut that across my part here. So I'm goin...

Making normal cuts in sheet metal
Video duration: 2m 8s 2h 56m Intermediate

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Making normal cuts in sheet metal provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Gabriel Corbett as part of the Sheet Metal Design with SOLIDWORKS

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