Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Building a chassis, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
In this movie, we're going to go through the basic steps required to build a sheet…metal chassis with several parts all created in the same parts file.…We will then save out the individual parts and look at the assembly.…So what we have here is a server chassis. A one use server chassis which fits into a…19 inch rack. And it's the beginning of the parts.…So we still have a lot of work to do on this, to add holes and mounting,…connection points between the different panels.…But the key point here is that we've used and created all these parts in just one…part file. So I want to point out the different files here.…
I can open the cut list. I can look at the base which is just a…panel on the bottom. I use a linear pattern to create the top.…I use a Base Flange in the back. We create a part on the side of this.…And then we mirror it over to the other side.…And then finally we create the front panel.…So what we're going to do, is we're going to go through the individual…features required to create this shape. Let's go up to the Base Flange, and create…
- 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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