Creating Sheet Metal Designs- Step by Step illustration

Solidworks 2016 brings new enhancements to the way you create sheet metal designs.

 
 
 
 
 

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The ability to create complex structures has always been a powerful feature in solidworks and now you can cut standard or defined cuts through the bend regions taking the guess work out of designing while creating complex designs.

 

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Solidworks 2016 lets you work faster using the new updates, now you can quickly access the sub-assemblies you want to work on.

 

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Edge flanges is widely used feature in sheet metal design, and solidworks, now allows you extend it beyond the attachment edge.

 

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To complete the design of this bracket, you can add an edge flange to the bracket.

 

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Next, set the orientation parallel to the existing face.

 

The preview shows the default attachment, but after editing the flange now you can simply use profile.

 

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Using profile is simple, just drag the plane to wherever you want, no need of creating new sketches.

 

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For this flange, it can be dragged to match existing geometry or moved out to the required shape.

 

Contact us for more information and help on creating sheet metal designs at support@nccs.com.au or call 03 86770871