Create an edge flange along a combination of linear and non-linear edges. Create edge flanges along curved edges. Understand how the flange position must be chosen relative to other geometry to prevent sharp edges.
Sketch and loft between two sketch profiles to create a sheet metal part. Understand the requirements for the sketch profiles and the loft feature. Sketch the profiles for a lofted sheet metal part. Understand the requirements for a lofted sheet metal part. Set the thickness and bend line options.
Explore gauge tables and bend tables which store default values of specifc parts. Populate and utilize sample tables provided during installation. Create and customize the sample tables to meet your own needs. Customize and create bend tables. Understand the use of gauge tables and bend tables.
Utilize sheet metal and weldment features in one part using a multibody part. Use fillet and weld beads on sheet metal parts. Create a sheet metal fixture on a weldments part. Use filllet beads and weld beads on a sheet metal part.
Add a jog to an existing flange. A jog adds material to a sheet metal part by creating two bends and a flat from a sketch line. The mirror feature adds symmetry in sheet metal designs. Add a jog to an existing flange. Incorporate symmetry in sheet metal designs. Position a jog.
A multibody sheet metal part has multiple sets of specific sheet metal features in the same feature tree. There are also multiple flat pattern features. The cut list shows each individual body. Learn the process for creating a multibody sheet metal part, and also some of the uses of such a part. Use sheet metal tools to create a new sheet metal body. Use a linear or circular pattern, mirror, or move/copy to duplicate a body. Use Insert Part to add a body into an existing sheet metal part. Divide a sheet metal body into multiple bodies. Learn some of the basic uses of multibody sheet metal design.
Create cuts on both folded and flattened sheet metal parts. Utilize the link to thickness and normal cut options. Convert a part to sheet metal and use a curve pattern to make multiple cuts on a cone. Create cuts on both folded and flattened sheet metal parts. Convert a part to sheet metal. Use a curve pattern to make multiple cuts on a cone. Utilize the link to thickness and normal cut options.
Create a swept flange using profile and path sketches. Create profile and path sketches for a swept flange. Use the Swept Flange feature to create a swept flange. Define sheet metal parameters within the Swept Flange tab.
Create folded hems on sheet metal parts to strengthen parts and eliminate sharp edges. Use the hem tool to edit the size, type, direction, and length of hems. Add folded hems on sheet metal parts. Practice creating hems and editing the type and dimensions.
Explore flat pattern feature options including parameters, corner options, grain direction, and faces to exclude. Create a drawing from a flat pattern, adding dimensions and other annotations. Explore flat pattern options. Create a drawing from a flat pattern.
Import parts into SOLIDWORKS, then use the rip feature to create thin cuts in sheet metal geometry between adjacent flanges. Insert bends to convert the model to a sheet metal part to flatten and further edit the part. Import other file types into SOLIDWORKS. Use rip feature to create thin cuts. Add bends to part to convert part to sheet metal.
Create a sheet metal part of constant wall thickness using sheet metal features. Explore the fundamentals of creating sheet metal parts using the flange method. Create a base flange in a sheet metal part. Understand the use of gauge tables and sheet metal options. Flatten a sheet metal part.
This series covers contact hierarchy, pin connectors and spring connectors. Apply material to pin connectors to analyze strength. Create springs with preload to account for spring tension. Use contact hierarchy to control contacts.
This module introduces the concept of mesh convergence by seeing how the size of elements affects stresses, strains and displacements. Learn how changing the global element size affects the results. Discover how to apply mesh controls at specific locations. See how sharp corners can produce stress concentrations.
This series introduces the concept of contact as well as bolts and remote loads. Analyze contacts within assemblies. Simplify the model by eliminating parts which can be represented using connectors and remote loads.
This module introduces the Simulation user interface and walks through the setup process for a simple part. The simulation is then run and the results are analyzed. Learn the Simulation user interface. Apply fixtures, materials and loads. Run the simulation and analyze the model for stress and displacement.
Use the Untrim Surface tool to fill gaps or repair sharp corners or jagged edges by extending a surface along its natural boundaries. Close the gaps in a surface body. Extend a surface body to remove a sharp corner.
Use a boundary surface to fill in gaps between other surfaces. Understand some of the similarities between boundary surfaces, lofts, and filled surfaces. Delete some undesirable geometry from a surface model and fill the gap with a boundary surface.