Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design.
- [Instructor] If you have access to the exercise files used in this course, go ahead and download those to your desktop or anywhere on your file system you can easily access them. And if you open up that folder, you should see a folder for each one of the chapters in this course. If you open up one of those chapters, inside there I have an individual folder for each one of the movies. If you open up one of the movies, as you can see here, my starting file for a movie 7.3 is 7.3 assembly and I also have this one called 7.3.FIN which is the finished version of that assembly. If you have a folder called files, generally the files are gonna be accessed from that assembly so you shouldn't really need to go into that folder and open anything individually.
That'll all be opened from that assembly. And with that, let's go ahead and get started with the course.
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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