Learn to build stand-alone sheet metal parts convert conventional parts



PREREQUISITES:  Access to SOLIDWORKS 2018 or newer. Mechanical design experience; completion of SOLIDWORKS Essentials or similar experience.

DESCRIPTION: This SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal course will teach you how to build standalone sheet metal parts and convert conventional parts to sheet metal in assembly context.

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Lesson 1: 
Basic Flange Features  

  • What are Sheet Metal Parts?  
  • Sheet Metal Methods  
  • Base Flange  
  • Sheet Metal Parameters  
  • Editing Sheet Metal Parameters   
  • Sheet Metal Bend Features  
  • Flat-Pattern Feature  
  • Additional Flange Features  
  • Edge Flanges  
  • Editing the Flange Profile  
  • Edge Flanges on Curved Edges  
  • Miter Flanges  
  • Hem Feature  
  • Tab Features   
  • Cuts in Sheet Metal  
  • Summary of Flange Features   

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  
  • Drawing Document Properties  
  • Sheet Metal Tables  
  • Cut List Properties as a Note  
  • Exporting the Flat Pattern  

Lesson 3: 
Standardizing Sheet Metal Designs  

  • Standardizing Gauge Numbers and Bend Radii  
  • Standardizing Bend Allowances  
  • Topics for Standardizing Parameters  
  • Using Tables  
  • Custom Sheet Metal Materials  
  • Sheet Metal Templates  
  • Sheet Metal Tables in Drawings  
  • Mapping DXF Output  

Lesson 4: 
Additional Sheet Metal Techniques  

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

Lesson 5: 
Converting to Sheet Metal  

  • Sheet Metal Conversion  
  • Insert Bends Method  
  • Imported Geometry to Sheet Metal  
  • Adding Rips & Inserting Bends  
  • Making Changes  
  • Welded Corner   
  • Converting Cones and Cylinders   
  • Convert to Sheet Metal  

Lesson 6: 
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  
  • Hiding and Showing Bodies  
  • Using Split with Sheet Metal Parts  
  • Patterning for Multibodies   
  • Using Edge Flanges to Merge Bodies  
  • Interfering Bodies  
  • Combining Sheet Metal with Other Bodies   

Lesson 7: 
Forming Tools and Gussets  

  • Sheet Metal Forming Tools  
  • Standard Forming Tools  
  • Form Tool Features in the Flat   
  • Part Document Properties  
  • Custom Forming Tools  
  • Split Line  
  • Forming Tool   
  • Form Tools in Drawings  
  • Sheet Metal Gusset  

Lesson 8: 
Additional Sheet Metal Functions  

  • Additional Sheet Metal Functions  
  • Cross-Breaks  
  • Vent Features  
  • Mirror Part  
  • Tab and Slot  
  • Process Plans  
  • Sheet Metal Costing  



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