Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Making normal cuts in sheet metal, part of SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design.
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 going to go up to Features and go to Extruded Cut, and I want to say Through All.…
- 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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