Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying a forming tool, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
Forming tools can be opened, adjusted, and modified to your liking.…All we need to do is open the Library feature and make some modifications.…Over here in the library, I see I have a rectangular flange.…This is a base feature that's installed with SolidWorks.…If I drag this over to my part, you can see that makes a cut, and click OK.…It cuts a little flange, however, it's too small.…So, I'd like to adjust that feature to be a bigger part.…No problem. Let's click on it, right-click.…Click on Open, and I conceive of a shape. Now, this shape is created using multiple features.…So, the first feature here, if I roll it back with the history bar, is a base material.…
Let's look at the sketch, and extrude it out.…So, we're (INAUDIBLE) make sure, we're going to extrude it a little bit longer.…I'd say 70 millimeters, looks okay. Come down to the next feature here, and…this one I'm going to, instead of 30, let's go ahead and make it 60, make it…twice the size. And go into the sketch below that, and…instead of 20, let's go ahead and make that 40.…
- 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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