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SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern from the Javelin technical team

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Tools

TriMech Tips & Tricks: 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…

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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Formed Feature

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

When manufacturing sheet metal parts from a SOLIDWORKS model and drawing, how can we ensure that raised features (also commonly…

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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…

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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…

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tube flat pattern

Parametric Flat Pattern of Bent Rod/Tube in SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools provide the ability to obtain the flat shape from a bent part.  The flat length of…

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Sheet Metal Part

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Curvature Overlaps

Sometimes when you create a sheet metal design you must adhere to standard sheet metal sizes and what your company…

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Sheet Metal Cone

How to Make and Flatten a Sheet Metal Cone in SOLIDWORKS

Creating a Sheet metal cone in SOLIDWORKS can seem like a complex task, but I’m here to alleviate your worries…

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Using the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Bounding Box to create Flat Pattern Data

Several times in my career I’ve had rush jobs that need an estimate right away, or, the material might be…

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How to automatically create a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Flat Pattern Configuration

If a job can be automated in SOLIDWORKS and reduces the amount of time it takes to create I say…

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No Bends Found SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error

How do I resolve the ‘No Bends Found’ SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error?

Have you ever received this SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Error? “No bends found.” Why do I get this error? This is…

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How to flip the Bend Direction of a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal Part

The stated Bend Direction in a SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal drawing is based on the defined fixed face of the model….

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How to change a SOLIDWORKS Bend Note angle to be Complementary or Inside

What is a complementary angle? What am I referring to with changing the bend note angle to be complementary? Unfortunately,…

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Sheet Metal Swept Feature

SOLIDWORKS 2016 Sheet Metal: Seeing Swept Flanges in a “Hole” new way

One of the best sheet metal enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2016 is the ability to add Cut Features to a Swept Flange…

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Mirror SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal with Flat Pattern

Sheet metal is mirrored as any other SOLIDWORKS part by selecting a face and using the Insert > Mirror Part command. The…

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Why Would SOLIDWORKS Flat Pattern Drawing View Display the Formed Part Instead?

SOLIDWORKS users occasionally come across a sheet metal drawing view that displays formed (bent) part instead of flat pattern. Here is…

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