Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepping for manufacturing, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
Prior to sending parts out for manufacturing, it's always a good idea to…review all the files. Make sure that all the parts fit together…in the assembly and there is no interference.…SolidWorks has some nice tools to help out with the work.…The first tool I like to use is just basically the View tool.…Click on the top of this part, click on Normal tool/g, and come over here and…change from Shaded With Edges down to Wire Frame.…This allows me to look through the part, and double check all the interferences or gaps.…In this case here, I've got a tab that's going to be fitting into this hole.…I'm expecting to have a little bit of a clearance gap between the two faces here.…
We you add some paint or some plate to these parts, more than likely, you're…going to fill up some of that gap. And you want to make sure that these parts…will go together easily. I can zoom in here on the screw, make sure…that it's going to be fitting correctly. Notice, the screw is sitting a little bit…outside of that front face. That might be an issue, so, I might need…
- 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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