Join Tony Abbey for an in-depth discussion in this video Sheet metal setup, part of SOLIDWORKS: Shell and Beam Modeling in FEA.
- [Instructor] This video shows…a basic shell meshing operation,…carried out using a sheet metal body.…Now you will have created the file baseline_plate…in a previous video.…If not, you can open either the SOLIDWORKS file…or a Parasolid file from the exercise files.…So let's open the file.…Now this is the third exercise we're going to complete…using this geometry, so for this approach,…which is going to go to sheet metal bodies, go to insert,…sheet metal, and convert to sheet metal.…Now the thickness of this body is recognized…as 0.2 of an inch, and it's given a default radius for bends…of just under 0.4 of an inch.…
And we need to define a surface, and this is a datum surface…to define the flattened part from.…So I'm going to choose the bottom of this object,…that's the minus Z surface.…Just check OK, you can see,…there's a new sheet metal part created.…Let's create a new study.…Let's name this as sheet_plate,…and it's set to a static analysis, so check OK.…Now under baseline_plate, there's just one body.…The icon indicates that this is a sheet metal surface.…
In this course, instructor Tony Abbey explains how to work with shell and beam models in SOLIDWORKS. Learn when to use shell, beam, and specialized truss elements; understand the fundamentals of modeling with them; and find out how to mesh, postprocess, and model components with these tools. Tony shows how to set up and run these FEA simulations to test the integrity of your designs and view results such as stress, force, and displacement.
- Modeling beams and trusses
- Using weldments
- Modeling shells
- Using surfaces
- Using solid bodies
- Using sheet-metal bodies
- Setting up and running FEA simulations