• New to Sheetmetal - How do I close reliefs?

    Hey everyone!  I work at a manufacturing company that emphasizes on aluminum fabrication. We've recently purchased a plasma table to cut flat pattern parts on. Currently, to get our flat pattern, we are drawing ...
    Jonathan Gwinn
    last modified by Jonathan Gwinn
  • Model finicky sheetmetal part -Create bends inside existing bend region

    A couple of days ago some asked how to model a basic looking sheetmetal part. SolidWorks can't often handle bends inside another bend region. What looks easy to do is not so. That is if you want a wo...
    Elmar Klammer
    last modified by Elmar Klammer
  • "The part intersects with itself after bend operation" - yet I see no self-intersection

    Attached is the sheet metal. Edge-Flange5 gives me an error "The part intersects with itself after bend operation" - yet I see no self-intersection. What could possibly be the issue? Is it not DFM enough?   ST...
    Valery Volkov
    last modified by Valery Volkov
  • Bounding Box Area in Custom Properties Tab for a Single Sheet Metal Part

    Hi All,   I'm requiring the bounding box area to be in the custom/configuration specific property tab so I'm able to use it elsewhere later on. I'm only requiring this on a sheet metal parts so I can do some pri...
    Jonathan Lee
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  • Why appear a trouble when I want to add a gauge in a sheet metal piece

    When a make a profile and I want to make it a sheet metal, appear a mistake with the table of gauges
    Noemi Gioia
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  • Sheet metal - a part that contains a bend that cannot be bended

    Hello, i need some help about sheet metal in SolidWorks 2020. i have a sheet metal part and when going into the flat pattern, 1 bend says ''that this part contains a feature that cannot be unbended'' by that particula...
    Sake De Jong
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  • Getting angles right in sheet metal

    Hi, I'm building a sheet metal cover for some tubes, but I can't seem to get the angles right on it. The cover is at an angle of 5 degrees on the front plane and right plane. At first, I tried drawing the flattened p...
    Laurens Te Boekhorst
    last modified by Laurens Te Boekhorst
  • How to make a spline flange?

    I can make a flange out of a circular section, but the envelope and flat length requirements are not quite right.   If I sketch the base flange as a spline, I can meet my dimension requirements, but I can't seem...
    Paul Mak
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  • How do I add holes on a flat pattern?

    Specifically, I've drawn a parabolic arc which I've turned into a flange (it's a reflector). Now I want to add mounting holes. I can't sketch on a curve; and when I "unfold" the flat pattern after adding holes, the ho...
    Paul Mak
    last modified by Paul Mak
  • Flatten sheet metal not working in multibody part

    Whenever I create a multi-body part sheet metal part, it seems to not be able to flatten some parts.   The first part flattens fine But the second part, which is directly perpendicular to the first part, does...
    Francois Wong
    last modified by Francois Wong
  • Thin sheet metal manufacture - threaded inserts versus built-in threads

    I need to add threads to my thin sheet metal (1mm thickness). The options as far as I understand are A) Designate locations for threaded inserts which can be added later with pressure/force/etc B) Do built-in insert...
    Valery Volkov
    last modified by Valery Volkov
  • Can a press brake bend a part like this?

    Can a press brake bend a part like this? My intuition tells me no, but i'm hoping that you guys might know something that i don't. They would have to put the backstop at different offsets to accommodate the angle of t...
    Kevin Song
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  • Lofted-Bend - Bent option adding extra bend

    I'm working on a sheet metal part and I'm having issues with a lofted bend using the Bent manufacturing method. It's 2 bends however when I use the lofted bends it adds a third bend across the face:     ...
    Peter Kennedy
    created by Peter Kennedy
  • A better way to manufacture this part?

    Hi all   Long time SW user, First time posting on here   After some ideas, we currently manufacture the 'door jambs' in the attached part in house out of 4 seperate folded 3mm plate parts welded in a squar...
    Baz Burtt
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  • Tried creating this bend in an edge flange with a form tool

    I'm trying to duplicate this feature, my best attempt was using a forming tool. I can't quite get it right, can anyone offer help?  
    Reggie Stecher
    created by Reggie Stecher
  • Create either an edge flange or sketched bend on an arc

    I have a base in the shape of a "D" and need a flange in the 70-80 degree range. I am having loads of trouble getting absolutely anything to work. I have almost zero experience in sheet metal, so this is proving very ...
    Reggie Stecher
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  • Convert to Sheet Metal produces strange bends that won't flatten.

    Does anyone know how to avoid creating these strange merged bends (see attached images)?  When using "Convert to Sheet Metal" I would like to be able to use the normal relief options rather than adding material a...
    Lindon Lawn
    last modified by Lindon Lawn
  • "A form tool part cannot have external references"

    I created a forming tool based on a model. I added a delete body to remove the referenced feature.  I even broke external references, but I still got the error message "A form tool part cannot have external refer...
    Derek Shearin
    last modified by Derek Shearin
  • [v2 code uploaded] Sheet Gauge Tracker: Linked sheet metal gauge names and linked material mismatch message

    05/07/2020 Update: v2 code attached. SW2019 required. Sample part and drawing (with linked properties attached.     03/30/2020 Update: v1 code attached. SW2019 required.   Sheet  Gauge Tracker (...
    Kevin Chandler
    last modified by Kevin Chandler
  • Seeing Double: Linked Property In Drawing

    Solidworks 2018 SP5.0 Any suggestions of why this sheet metal property always displays the number twice? Even on new text boxes where I can be sure I don't already have the property in it it shows up and on every she...
    Britton Sanders
    last modified by Britton Sanders