Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Making a swept flange, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
Swept flanges are fairly new to SolidWorks and provide a handy tool for complex…compound bends. Be careful with this tool.…Just because you can create it in a computer does not mean you can create it…in real life. Many times, you'll need to buy expensive…tooling and deal with manufacturing issues.…My best recommendation would be to do a preliminary design and then start talking…with a manufacturer about the feasibility of that design.…That being said let's make a Swept flange. To get started with, let's go ahead and…open 2.7, Start File. And in this case here, what I want to do…is I want to create a flange that's going to start on this edge here and go…around the outside of the perimeter of this part and end over here.…
So, one of the primary things we need to choose when we're starting with a swept…flange is we need to choose and draw a sketch on a coincident edge.…so in this case here, because I want to draw on this edge or actually want to…extrude along that edge. I want to start drawing on this face here.…
- 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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