Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using patterns and mirrors, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
In this movie, we'll be covering patterning and mirrors.…We can really use the power of SolidWorks when we start multiplying parts across an assembly.…Just like we can pattern features or bodies, we can also pattern parts in an assembly.…To get started, let's take a look at this example.…We have this little bracket. And we want to pattern this across this part.…There's also a small hole. Right below it.…So, first thing's first, I want to go and pattern that hole in this part.…So, let's open that part, (SOUND) and let's use some patterning tools.…So, let's go to Linear pattern, and let's choose My First Direction, which is…going to be along this top edge. And my spacing is 2.35, I'd like to have…five of those. And the feature that I'd like to pattern…would be this cut. There they are, and I also want to go in…the other direction. So, direction two, I'm going to go along…this top edge and I'm going to pattern one inches apart times 12.…
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- 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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