SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Rip Option Examples

Article by Sanja Srzic updated October 16, 2015

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The PropertyManager for the Convert to Sheet Metal command includes the options for Rip Edges Found (Read-Only) and Rip Sketches.  Sometimes it may not be clear what or if anything needs to be selected in these sections.  Often, there is nothing to select; these options are to be used if needed.

A rip in sheet metal is inserted if required by design and manufacturing.  The slit can go along an existing edge or a sketch line. The following examples show three simplified scenarios of the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Rip Options:

Example #1: Rip not required

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Rip Option

Rip not Required

 

Example #2: Rip selection is automatically populated after selecting first three edges

Rip selection is automatically populated

Rip selection is automatically populated

Rip Edge Automatically Selected

Rip Edge Automatically Selected

 

Example #3: Rip is based off a sketch that has been added by a designer

Rip is based off a sketch

Rip is based off a sketch

 

Rip Along Sketch

Rip Along Sketch

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Sanja Srzic

Sanja is the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support Team Leader for Western Canada, and is based in the Javelin Winnipeg Office