Professional Training

SOLIDWORKS Sheetmetal Training Course

In the Sheet Metal course, we'll guide you through the most effective techniques for crafting sheet metal parts from the ground up, generating flat patterns from pre-existing solid models and leveraging specialized sheet metal features like forming tools, tabs, edge flanges, mitre flanges, and more

Duration - 2 days

Prerequisites – SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Day 1

1. Basic flange features

  • What are sheet metal parts?
  • Unique Sheet Metal Items
  • Flange Method
  • Base Flange/Tab
  • Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Thickness & Bend Radius
  • Bend Allowance
  • Auto Relief
  • Editing Sheet Parameters
  • Sheet Metal Bend Features
  • Flat-Pattern Feature
  • Additional Flange Features
  • Edge Flanges Features
  • Mitre, Hem & Tab Features
  • Cuts in Sheet Metal

2. Working with the flat pattern

  • Flat Pattern Settings
  • Features for Manufacture
  • Corner Treatments & Reliefs
  • Producing Flat Pattern
  • Sheet Metal Cut List
  • Sheet Metal Drawings
  • Flat Pattern Drawing Views
  • Flat Pattern View Properties
  • Cut List Properties
  • Exporting Flat Pattern

3. Standardising Sheetmetal

  • Thickness & Bend Radii
  • Bend Allowance
  • Standardising Parameters
  • Using Tables
  • Custom Sheet Metal Materials
  • Sheet Metal Templates
  • Sheet Metal Tables in Drawings
  • Mapping DXF Output

4. Swept flange and loft features

  • Designing from the Flat
  • Sketched Bend Feature
  • Jog Feature
  • Adding Features in Flat State
  • Unfold & Fold
  • Swept Flange & Loft Features

 

Day 2

5. Converting to Sheetmetal

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

6. Multi body Sheetmetal

  • Multibody Parts
  • Multibodies with Base Flange
  • Parameters for Multibodies
  • Cut List Item Properties
  • Flat Pattern Drawing Views
  • Cut List Balloon Annotations
  • Export to DXF/DWG
  • Hide & Show Bodies
  • Using Split Feature
  • Patterning Multibodies
  • Edge Flange to Merge Bodies
  • Interfacing Bodies
  • Combining Sheet Metal with other Bodies

7. Forming Tools and Gussets

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

8. Additional Functions

  • Cross Breaks
  • Vent Feature
  • Fill Pattern
  • Mirror Part
  • Tab & Slot
  • Process Plans