Learn about changing the standard form tools for your application.
- [Instructor] In this video I'm going to be showing you…how to modify a forming tool.…Now in the last video we did take a look at…how to add forming tools to our parts,…so I want to review that real quick.…So over here, under the design library here,…you see the design lib where you have forming tools,…and we have a couple different things here.…We have lances, we have extruded flanges.…So I'm gonna use this rectangular flange right here.…I'm just gonna drag that into my part,…and that looks a little bit too small for me.…But I'm just go ahead and add it anyways.…Now what I wanna do is actually modify that.…So I'm gonna go back over here,…click on that rectangular flange, and click on open.…
So I right-clicked on the flange…and now I have it opened up.…Now I can go ahead and just roll the history bar back…so I'm starting with the very first feature.…I'm gonna click on that sketch and take a look at it.…You can see here it's 50 by five, let's go ahead…and make that 100, so I'm making it twice as wide.…Alright, and let's roll that forward a little bit more.…
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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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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