Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Making closed corners, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
When forming Sheet Metal, the corners between flanges will normally have a gap…that can be undesirable. Solid works has tools for closing the gap,…and offers several options on how to build that corner.…To get started, let's look at the problem. When I add in a flange, using the edge…flange tool, to this edge here, you can see, I can place it up here, and I can…control it's length by going up to vertex and make it the same length as these other flanges.…So then I click OK. You can see I end up with this big gap…between the flanges. It's obviously a lot more apparent when…I'm using a little bit thicker material, but either way, it's undesirable.…
I can also see down here in this region here, I've got a little bit of an overlap…between the two flanges, and this region here's probably going to be pulling and…causing issues. So first things first, let's go back to…that edge flange, edit the flange, and what I can do is, I can open up that…corner region by clicking on Trim Side Bends.…Click OK. You can see it trims away that material,…
- 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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