Learn about using Extruded Cut on sheet metal parts.
- [Narrator] There are two methods for…creating sheet metal parts.…The first and most obvious one is to create all…of the holes and features in the flattened state…and then go ahead and form that up…into your finished sheet metal part.…The second one is to form it first…and then add holes or features secondly.…But the problem with that is you have to do those…as machining operations and they're generally non-desirable.…So let me show you a couple…different options of how we can do that.…So the first thing I want to do is…choose this front face, start a sketch.…I'm gonna go ahead and look at this normal…and go ahead and look right here how we're gonna create…this sketch and let's go ahead an just snap to the ends.…
Let's create a dimension here of 30 degrees.…Oop, not 60, 30.…There it is and let's go ahead and create a feature.…Extruded Cut.…So right here we have the option of this thing called…Normal Cut so I'm gonna go ahead and turn that off…for right now so we can see what's gonna happen.…I'm gonna click on Through All or Up To Next,…
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
Designing a Sheet Metal Enclosure with SOLIDWORKSwith Gabriel Corbett2h 31m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metalwith Gabriel Corbett1h 34m Intermediate
Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Weldmentswith Gabriel Corbett1h 26m 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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