Learn about setting up the SOLIDWORKS files for manufacturing.
- [Instructor] When you're preparing to send your files…out for manufacturing, it's definitely worth it…to spend a few extra minutes in verifying…all the parts fit together correctly…and you don't have any types of interferences,…and you haven't forgot anything in your design.…So we have a couple different ways we can do that.…And one of the first ways I go through and review a design…is I actually switch over here…from shaded mode over here to wire frame.…Now I'll take a look at the top of this part.…And I just want to look and see…if I see anything that might cause an issue.…So over here, notice I had that little tab…and we cut this hole for it?…We want to make sure we've got enough clearance…between this face and this face,…and it looks like we do.…
Come over here and make sure…nothing's sticking through in the wrong way.…We have this hole, you can see this line here…and this line here,…and this is fitting through there so it looks good.…Come over here, you can see, actually,…that the screw is protruding slightly…
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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