SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tutorial: Convert a Surface Model into a Sheet Metal Part

Article by TriMech Solutions, LLC updated August 18, 2022


SOLIDWORKS has a plethora of tools right at your fingertips. Sometimes, when it comes to modeling surface metal, we need to get creative with how to generate unique parts. Let us help you discover the array of surfacing options available in the software with this SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tutorial video:

Featured in this SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tutorial

In this tutorial, Justin will cover:

  • Creating a sheet metal part based off the face of a different part
  • Using surfacing to create odd forming in the sheet metal part
  • Flattening a sheet metal part made with surfacing
  • Converting surfaces into sheet metal
  • Using other surfacing tools you may not be familiar with

About the Instructor

Justin Lingerfelt, Solutions Consultant

John has been in the reseller channel for 12 years, doing presentations, tech support and training on SOLIDWORKS and related products. He has CSWE and Elite AE certifications and is currently an AE Lead at TriMech. Justin has been with TriMech for six years, is a certified SOLIDWORKS expert, and has six years of prior experience as a Mechanical Designer on a range of projects from satellites to drones to pneumatic systems and everything in between. Justin relied on this experience to deliver meaningful insights to help our clients be more productive.

Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

If you found this SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tutorial useful, take a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal training course live online with Javelin, you will learn how to build complex sheet metal parts, and how to convert solid bodies directly into sheet metal.

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