SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal & Weldments


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Length: 2 days
Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials
Description: The SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal and Weldments course will teach you how to build standalone sheet metal parts, convert conventional parts to sheet metal in assembly context, and how to create welded structures with standard structural members and weld beads.

  The Sheet Metal & Weldments topics covered are:

Sheet Metal

 1: Sheet Metal Flange Method

  • What are Sheet Metal Parts?
  • Sheet Metal Methods
  • Base Flange
  • Flat Pattern
  • Edge Flanges
  • Editing Sheet Metal Settings
  • Cuts in Sheet Metal
  • Break Corner
  • Sheet Metal Costing
  • Sheet Metal Parts in Drawings

 2: Sheet Metal Convert Method

  • Sheet Metal Conversion Topics
  • Converting to Sheet Metal
  • Imported Geometry to Sheet Metal
  • Using the Rip Feature
  • Adding Bends in Place of Sharp Corners
  • Sheet Metal Features
  • Making Changes
  • Adding a Welded Corner

 3: Multibody Sheet Metal Parts

  • Multibody Sheet Metal Parts
  • Methods to Create Multibody Sheet Metal Parts
  • Creating Multibodies by Sketching
  • Miter Flange
  • The Cut List Folder
  • Cuts using Multibodies
  • Patterning Sheet Metal Bodies
  • Sheet Metal Properties
  • Multibody Drawings
  • Using Mirror and Insert Part
  • Interfering Bodies
  • Exporting Sheet Metal Bodies
  • Using Split

 4: Sheet Metal Forming Tools

  • Sheet Metal Forming Tools
  • Modifying an Existing Forming Tool
  • Creating a Custom Forming Tool

 5: Additional Sheet Metal Features and Techniques

  • Additional Sheet Metal Features
  • Swept Flange
  • Using Symmetry
  • Additional Modeling Techniques
  • Conical Swept Flange
  • Sheet Metal Gusset
  • In-Context Methods
  • Process Plans

The Weldments topics covered are:

 1: Weldments

  • Weldments
  • Structural Members
  • Groups vs. Structural Members
  • Manual Trimming of Structural Members
  • Adding Plates
  • Gussets and End Caps
  • Using Symmetry
  • Profile Sketches
  • Working with Weldments
  • Managing the Cut List
  • Custom Properties
  • Representing Welds

 2: Weldment Drawings

  • Weldment Drawings

 3: Working with Pipes and Tubing

  • Working with Pipes and Tubing
  • 3D Sketching
  • Weldments and Sheet Metal in Assemblies