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The Sheet Metal course teaches you how to build sheet metal parts using SolidWorks mechanical design automation software. You will learn how to build standalone sheet metal parts, convert parts to sheet metal, and model sheet metal parts in the context of an assembly.

Course details and prerequisites:

Duration: 1 Day
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic to Intermediate


  • Mechanical or Industrial design experience
  • Attended the SolidWorks Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
After the training you will be able to:
  • Create sheet metal parts and apply sheet metal features
  • Import sheet metal parts from other CAD systems and convert them into SolidWorks sheet metal parts
  • Create sheet metal parts from within your assembly documents








Course Outline

Lesson : Modeling Sheet Metal Parts

  • Sheet Metal Methods
  • Stages in the Process
  • Sheet Metal Toolbar
  • Designing with Sheet Metal Features
  • Sheet Metal Features
  • Miter Flange
  • Edge Flanges
  • Bend Angles
  • Adding a Tab
  • Flat Pattern
  • Cuts
  • Sheet Metal Parts in Drawings

Lesson : Sheet Metal Forming Tools

  • Standard Tools
  • Creating a Custom Forming Tool

Lesson : Additional Sheet Metal Features

  • Edge Flanges and Closed Corners
  • Hems
  • Curved Edge Flanges
  • Designing in Flat
  • Existing Rounds
  • Using Symmetry
  • Manual Relief Cut
  • Break Corner
  • Jog Feature
  • Lofted Bends
  • Bend Deviation

Lesson : Converting Parts to Sheet Metal

  • Sheet Metal Topics
  • Recognize Bends Method
  • Opening IGES Files
  • Using the Rip Feature
  • Adding Bends in Place of Sharp Corners
  • Sheet Metal Features
  • Making Changes
  • Adding a Welded Corner
  • Sheet Metal from Shelled Parts
  • Unrolling Cones and Cylinders
  • Process Plans

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