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Mastering SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

By : Johno Ellison
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Mastering SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

By: Johno Ellison

Overview of this book

SOLIDWORKS© is the premier software choice for 3D engineering and product design applications across a wide range of industries, and the Sheet Metal module forms an important part of this powerful program. This book will help you to understand exactly what Sheet Metal is, why it is used, and how you can make the most of this fundamental design feature. You’ll start by understanding the basic tools, including Base Flanges and Sketched Bends, before moving on to more complex features such as Custom Forming Tools and Lofted Bends. The book covers all the necessary tools in a step-by-step manner and shares practical manufacturing tips and tricks that will allow you to apply the skills that you learn to real-world situations. By the end of this SOLIDWORKS book, you’ll have understood how to make the best use of SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools and be able to create a whole range of 3D models and designs confidently.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with the Sheet Metal Module
Section 2: Advanced Sheet Metal Tools
Section 3: Converting 3D Parts to Sheet Metal and Creating a Sheet Metal Enclosure

Section 2: Advanced Sheet Metal Tools

Now that we understand how to make basic Sheet Metal models, we can start exploring the more advanced Sheet Metal tools. These can be used to create more complex models and can also be used to finalize model details.

This section contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 5, Creating Complex Parts Using Swept Flanges and the Fold/Unfold Tools
  • Chapter 6, Utilizing Gussets, Crossbreaks, and Vents to Add Part Details
  • Chapter 7, Producing Advanced Shapes Using Lofted Bends
  • Chapter 8, Joining Multi-Sheet Parts Using Tab and Slot Features
  • Chapter 9, Finishing Off Models Using Corner Details
  • Chapter 10, Adding 3D Details to Models with Forming Tools