Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating flat patterns, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
There are 2 methods for creating flat patterns in Solid Works, the first is from…the part file and the second is from the drawing view.…We got a drawing here of a part that we are looking to making flat pattern for,…and before I make a flat pattern for, I want to make sure I go back to the file…and double check with the bend deduction value are set correctly, so when this part…flattens out its the correct size. Let's click on the part, open the part and…there it is. Alright, first things first, I want to…check is these radiuses here and the bend deduction.…So, click on the Sheet Metal Feature. Click on Edit Feature, and let's double…check these values. So, we've got an 0.30 radius.…
I've got 0.48 thick steel, and the bend deduction I'm using there is 0.75.…And that's correct for the tooling we have.…Click on OK. That looks good.…There are couple of ways to flatten out an part in sheet metal tools.…At the top you see a flatten button, just go ahead and click on that and your part…will flatten up, or un-check that then come down here to the flat pattern in the…
- 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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