Learn how to save time by mirroring or patterning in the assembly mode.
- [Instructor] In this movie,…we'll be covering patterning and mirroring…of individual features…as well as individual parts in this assembly.…So the first thing I wanna do is create a pattern…of this hole right here,…which is directly below this part.…So I wanna open up that part,…click on Open Part,…and now we're gonna click on this hole right here…and create a linear pattern of it.…Now direction number one is gonna be going…in this direction right over here,…and I'd like a 2.35 spacing.…I think we need about five of those.…
Let's click on, not four,…but five's gonna go across the part,…and then direction two,…let's go ahead and choose this edge right here…and make that a one inch spacing,…and instead of just one,…we wanna go all the way across the part,…so see how many we need.…All right,…and it looks like 12 goes all the way across the part.…Click on OK,…and we've created that linear pattern of that cut.…Now let's head back over to the assembly.…Now let's go ahead and pattern that part…so it covers each one of those holes…
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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