SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tips and Tricks from Javelin’s Certified Experts

How to Convert a Surface Model into a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Part

Convert surface model

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 tutorial video: Featured in this sheet metal tutorial In this…

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3 Ways to Design a Cone or Cylinder in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

Insert Bends tool in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

In this video, we’ll show you how to use the Insert Bends command to tackle three common use cases for designing and flattening a rolled cylinder or cone in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal. Existing Hollow Cylinder If we already have an existing hollow cylinder, we need to add a razor thin cut along the length of…

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TriMech Tips & Tricks: SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tools

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tools

Whether you’ve never used SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tools or if you’re a Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sheet metal user, this on-demand webinar is for you. We cover some useful tips for best practices and tricks to save you time in your day-to-day work and can save you the time of looking through article after article for…

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Create Production-Ready Sheet Metal Design with a Powerful, Browser-Based Creator

SOLIDWORKS 3D Sheetmetal Creator

Build components, assemblies and enclosures with an intuitive, browser-based solution that offers associative parametric sheet metal design capabilities. Its specialized 3D sheet metal design environment helps you streamline how you create, validate and manage designs. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS 3D SheetMetal Creator in the video below: Advantages of SOLIDWORKS 3D SheetMetal Creator SOLIDWORKS 3D SheetMetal…

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Learn from a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Pro

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Pro

Want to sharpen your Sheet Metal skills? This presentation from a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Pro offers some of the greatest tips, tricks, and best practices to make you more efficient and help get your Sheet Metal jobs done faster. There is nothing more old school than Insert Bends. But did you know that Insert Bends…

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Managing formed feature information in SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal, the easy way!

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Formed Feature

When manufacturing sheet metal parts from a SOLIDWORKS model and drawing, how can we ensure that raised features (also commonly referred to as formed features) will protrude from the correct side/face of the part? This article guides you through how to control and communicate, in SOLIDWORKS, which side of the flattened part is up during…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 Sheet Metal Circular Edge Flange

Colour me surprised when I read in the SOLIDWORKS 2021 What’s New Manual that we can now place Edge Flanges on circular or nonlinear edges. In the previous version this is what it looked like when we tried to select a circular edge. There was just no response and no highlighting. What we had to…

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SOLIDWORKS 2021 – Performance Improvements in Sheet Metal

If you work with SOLIDWORKS on sheet metal parts with many bends, then you will find that performance is faster in SOLIDWORKS 2021. The time to flatten complex sheet metal bodies containing many bends has been dramatically reduced in SOLDIWORKS 2021.  After creating this single-body part containing 77 bends, I found the time to flatten…

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Getting the Perfect SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Miter Flange

Getting the perfect fitment with sheet metal could make you look like a king or queen among designers and friends with the welder/fitters. They shall dance and sing to the all Supreme of sheet metal miters…. Although SOLIDWORKS Miter (mitre) Flange is a command that doesn’t seem hard, there are some hidden challenges which I…

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