Get an overview of the SOLIDWORKS sheet metal ribbon tools.
- [Instructor] In this movie, I'm gonna be showing you…how to customize the Sheet Metal Ribbon Bar.…Now you notice when you switch over to the Sheet Metal tab,…you notice we only have a couple different tools…that are available.…We can use the Base Flange/Tab tool or the Swept Flange,…or we have the ability to create a Formed tool.…So, before we can really get into using…any of these Sheet Metal tools,…we need to start a Sketch,…and then turn that Sketch into a Sheet Metal part,…and then we can start using…the rest of the Sheet Metal tools.…But once we have that available,…we can also modify the way these tools are laid out.…And we can do that by right-clicking…anywhere on any of these tabs.…
Right-click over here,…and come down here to Customize CommandManager.…Click on that one, and you have this window that pops up.…And right over here you have these Shortcut Bars,…and you can add in and remove tools…from those Shortcut Bars right over here.…Notice these are the ones you see currently,…but you can go over and grab individual Sheet Metal tools…
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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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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