Convert to Sheet Metal

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal vs Body Convert Part Creation Method

In this article I am going to make a very basic sheet metal box with two different creation techniques to determine which is more efficient, delivers more accurate results, and looks better. Before you jump to conclusions thinking which method is better, you might be surprised by the outcome. Stay tuned for the results. The…

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Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct – Advanced Tip 1

Making a sheet metal duct can be time consuming but hopefully these few tips can reduce the time it takes. In my previous articles I took you through the process of making a 24 inch diameter, 90 degree HVAC duct. For the second step of the process I showed you how to apply a 0.0005″…

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Gain Productivity by using Sheet Metal in SOLIDWORKS

By using the SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tools your productivity can be dramatically increased as well as be a cost effective solution to producing sheet metal models! With the sheet metal functionality you are able to: Create Base, Edge, Swept and Miter Flanges Take control of bend allowances/bend reductions by using bend tables Generate a number of bends…

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation did not recognize my Sheet Metal part? [VIDEO]

If  SOLIDWORKS Simulation did not recognize sheet metal part when you created a simulation study then watch the video below to learn how to solve the issue. In the figure below, the created part seems to be sheet metal since a ‘sheet metal’ folder exist in the FeatureManager Design Tree. However there is no Sheet Metal Feature…

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Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal in MySolidWorks

Sheet Metal Part

SOLIDWORKS 3D design software allows you to quickly and cost-effectively create sheet metal part designs using a simple design process, saving you time and development costs. Using SOLIDWORKS sheet metal tools you can: Design 3D solid sheet metal parts and assemblies Convert 3D models or imported CAD models directly to SOLIDWORKS sheet metal models and automatically input your own…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (4) – Sheet Metal Conversion [VIDEO]

This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. After we demonstrated the power of the Import Diagnostics tool for healing topological errors in imported geometry, today we will consider a completely different case study; a sheet metal part that, when imported, will generate topological…

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