SOLIDWORKS Sheetmetal

SOLIDWORKS Sheetmetal

Lesson 1: Basic Flange Features

  • What are Sheet Metal Parts?
  • Sheet Metal Methods
  • Flange Method
  • Base Flange/Tab
  • Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Sheet Metal Bend Features
  • Flat-Pattern Feature
  • Additional Flange Features
  • Edge Flanges
  • Miter Flanges
  • Hem Feature
  • Tab Feature
  • Cuts in Sheet Metal

Lesson 2: Working with the Flat Pattern

  • Working with the Flat Pattern
  • Flat Pattern Settings
  • Features for Manufacture
  • Corner-Trim Feature
  • Corners in the Formed State
  • Closed Corner
  • Corner Relief
  • Break Corner/Corner Trim
  • Producing the Flat Pattern
  • Sheet Metal Cut List Properties
  • Flat Pattern Drawing Views
  • Flat Pattern View Properties
  • Sheet Metal Tables

Lesson 3: Additional Sheet Metal Techniques

  • Additional Sheet Metal Methods
  • Designing from the Flat:
  • Sketched Bend Feature
  • Jog Feature
  • Unfold and Fold
  • Adding Features in an Unfolded State
  • Swept Flange
  • Swept Flange Flat Pattern Options
  • Lofted Bends
  • Manual Relief Cut
  • Sheet Metal Library Features

Lesson 4: Converting to Sheet Metal

  • Sheet Metal Conversion
  • Insert Bends Method
  • Imported Geometry to Sheet Metal
  • Adding Rips
  • Insert Bends
  • Welded Corner
  • Converting Cones and Cylinders
  • Convert to Sheet Metal
  • Using Rip Sketches

Lesson 5: Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

  • Multibody Sheet Metal Parts
  • Multibodies with Base Flange
  • Sheet Metal Parameters for Multibodies
  • Cut List Item Properties for Multibodies
  • Flat Pattern Drawing Views for Multibodies
  • Cut List Balloon Annotations
  • Exporting to DXF/DWGs with Multibodies
  • Convert with Multibodies
  • Using Split with Sheet Metal Parts
  • Patterning for Multibodies
  • Using Edge Flanges to Merge Bodies
  • Interfering Bodies
  • Combining Sheet Metal with Other Bodies
  • Assigning Materials to Bodies

Lesson 6: Forming Tools and Gussets

  • Sheet Metal Forming Tools
  • How They Work
  • Standard Forming Tools
  • The Forming Tools Folder
  • Custom Form Tools
  • Form Tool Features in the Flat
  • Part Document Properties
  • Form Tools in Drawings
  • Punch Tables and Punch ID
  • Sheet Metal Gusset

Lesson 7: Additional Sheet Metal Functions

  • Cross-Breaks
  • Vent Feature
  • Mirror Part
  • Process Plans
  • Sheet Metal Costing

Appendix A: Sheet Metal Tables

  • Tables
  • The Sample Tables
  • Templates and Other Tables
  • Customizing Tables
  • K-Factor Ratio Tables