Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating tabs, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
To create a tab, you need to have an existing sheet metal part.…Lucky thing for us, we've got one open. We open at 2.3, and that should be under…the Exercise files. If not, it should be an easy part to create.…The Tab tool operates the same as the Base tool.…However, we need to tie it into an existing flat face of a part to create a tab.…To get started, let's choose a face to add on to.…We can choose any of the faces we'd like, this one, that one, this one, I can flip…the part over, choose any of these faces as well.…But in this case here, let's just go ahead and choose this big face here.…
And I'm going to come up here to the pop-up window and choose this very second…icon on the bottom row called Sketch, and I'm going to click on the space bar to…bring up the Orientation window and click on this Normal to.…That allows me to look straight down on my part and see exactly what I'm going to be…creating on that flat face. I'm going to start with the Line command…and choose this upper corner here, and go ahead and just draw out a little bit of…
- 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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