Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a base feature, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
The Base Flange tab feature is the primary sheet metal creation tool.…This same tool can create three types of flanges based on the sketch geometry provided.…The most basic of these tools is the enclosed boundary sketch.…To get started, let's go over the basics of creating any part in Solidworks.…There are generally six steps for creating most features in this software.…And sheet metal is no different. The six steps are the following: Number…one, select a face or plane to draw on. Number two, start a new sketch on that…face or plane. Number three, draw some geometry, and in…this case, we need to have an enclosed boundary.…
Number four, tie that geometry into the origin.…Number five, Add Relationships. We want all our lines to be black and…fully defined. Blue lines are under-defined or undefined…and if you see yellow red lines that means you've caused an error in the sketch.…Go ahead and delete the lines or delete any relationships you might have added to…fix the issue. We want to make sure other lines are black…
- 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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