Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using ordinate dimensions, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
Ordinate dimensions are used a lot in sheet metal.…Primarily because there's so many items on most sheet metal parts, and it's hard to…detail using other dimensioning techniques.…To use other dimensions, we first need to select a starting point where our ordinate…dimensions are going to be coming from. In this case here, let's go over here to…Annotation, click on the drop down under Smart Dimension.…And let's go ahead and grab either Ordinate dimension, Horizontal or Vertical…Ordinate Dimension. Let's start off with horizontal.…In this case here, I want to use this edge here as my starting point for my ordinate.…Go ahead and click on that, and then it applies a little zero mark to your cursor.…
(INAUDIBLE) You can move that up and down. Find a place that you'd like to place it…and click OK. Now, this is in ordinate dimensioning…mode, and anything that I click on is going to add an ordinate dimension.…So, for instance, I have a couple holes right.…I'll pick the upper one, so, I have line that goes through both of them and it…
- 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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