Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the pattern tools, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
A raise of parts or features can be…used in the apart or assembly mode of SolidWorks.…In this example, we'll cover using the Pattern tools on the part level.…The Pattern tool needs two basic pieces of information.…Number one is what to pattern, and number…two, what direction do we want to pattern in.…This can be any edge in the direction that we need to place the parts in.…We saw some examples of this in the chassis…walkthrough, and now we're going to add onto that design.…First we're going to cut a hole on the front panel, and…then build a cover. We'll then pattern that cover.…To get started, let's take a look at that front face.…
You can see here, that cut already placed on the front cover there, and what we…want to do is take that cut, and we want to pattern it along that front panel.…So let's go over to the linear pattern under the Features tab, inside…of there I want to choose the direction I want to pattern in.…So I'm going to choose this linear edge at the top.…Soon as I do that, I get a little example…
- 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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