Learn about adding an array of parts to your SOLIDWORKS design.
- [Instructor] In this video, I'm gonna be showing you…how to use the pattern command…for individual features, as well as individual parts.…So the first thing I wanna do is take this cutout here,…and pattern this down along this front face.…So, to do that, the first thing we need to do…is to select that feature.…It is the 'Cut-Extrude1', here it is,…and let's go ahead and create a pattern.…So over here we can choose features,…click on linear pattern, choose the direction,…and I'm gonna go ahead and just choose the top linear edge,…and let's go ahead and type in…four inches as our pattern spacing.…
Instead of two we'd actually like to have four.…So let's put four of those across the surface.…Everything else looks the same.…Click on OK, and now we've added…those cuts across our parts.…So that makes it a lot easier than individually creating…those individually cut features.…Now let's go ahead and start a sketch on this front face.…So start a sketch, and I'm gonna use a center align.…I'm gonna snap to the center point of these two lines here,…
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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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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