Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using mirror symmetry, part of SOLIDWORKS: Sheet Metal Design.
In this movie, we'll look at the Mirror command that we saw using the chassis walk-through.…We need two things to use this command. Number one, a mere plane.…Hopefully, we have one in our model. If not, we can go ahead and create one.…And number two, a feature or body to pattern.…In this case here, I want to look at this side of the chassis.…I have an edge flange on the bottom of that, and I'd like to mirror that up to…the top edge of this. To do so, I need some type of a mirror…plane in the middle of this feature here. However, there's not one there.…So, what we need to do is go ahead and create one.…
To do so, I'm going to go up to Reference Geometry, I'm going to choose Plane, and…I'm going to choose my first reference as the top of that little flange.…And my second reference as the bottom of that flange.…Notice what happens there, it makes a new plane right between those two faces.…That's exactly what I want, click on OK. And there it is.…Next, let's go ahead and choose the mirror command.…In this case here, I want to pres-elect that new plane that I just created.…
- 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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