SOLIDWORKS MBD now has support for Sheet Metal

Article by Vicky Guignard updated December 4, 2018


SOLIDWORKS MBD is a fantastic tool that eliminates the need for standard 2D drawings on the shop floor by creating and communicating design information directly onto your model. SOLIDWORKS MBD was first introduced in 2015 and has come a long way to deliver even more industry specific features.

Now SOLIDWORKS MBD Sheet Metal support is new for SOLIDWORKS 2019.

  • You simply right-click on your flat pattern view feature and insert annotations. This will automatically insert bend notes on your part, flatten the part, callout the BEND DIRECTION, ANGLE and RADIUS.
  • For components that contain many bends, a BEND TABLE can be inserted to your 3D view. When a bend table is inserted, each bend is tagged in relation to the table.
  • When finished, you can capture this with a 3D view, ready to be published in a 3D PDF and shared with other members of your design team and organization.

Watch the video below to learn more (note there is no audio with this video)

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Vicky Guignard

Vicky has been working in the CAD industry since 2010 and has a background in machine design and steel structure design. Vicky works closely with the Javelin sales team, helping to solve complex customer challenges utilizing the SOLIDWORKS product line. She is also an instructor for Javelin and delivers private, and public training in Western Canada, as well as online through Javelin's JOLT training. Vicky has been an Application Engineer with Javelin since 2014.