Learn about splitting a single part into many using the Split feature.
- [Narrator] In this example I'm gonna be…showing you how to use the Split command…to take the part you see here on the screen…and slice it up into individual parts…and then we can then save out to E File system.…So the first thing I want to do is take a look…at the sketch, it was sketch 6.…And you can see here we've got a couple different lines…and we want to make sure that all the lines…either continue past the edge of the part…or snap to one of the edges.…We don't want to have a line that only…goes inside of the part like this…so they do have to go past the edge of the part.…Alright?…Now what we're gonna do is we're gonna…use this sketch to create a surface.…
Now if you don't have the surfaces toolbar turned on,…right click anywhere up here and notice it shows…it goes away or you can right click and show surfaces…and it'll bring a new tab up right here.…And we're gonna use Extrude Surface.…Now in order to use the Extrude Surface…I could try to select the lines out here…but it's better to just select the entire sketch…
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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