• Flat pattern of helix rod

    Hello guys,   Tryed to search it, but didn't find.   Well we are using a lot of sheet metal for augers and I never had problems with their flat pattern.   But now we decided to test a auger made...
    Paulius Vidziunas
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
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  • [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
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  • 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
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  • DXF Export with Extended Bend Data

    Hello all,   We are a distributor of industrial sheet metal folding equipment. The control on out machines uses a DXF file of a specific format to define the part geometry, material, part thickness, and other pa...
    Kurt Jacobson
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  • Tapered step bends!

    Pulling my hair out !!!!!!!!! I'm SUPER new to Solidworks and giving my all.. I've spent hours trying to accomplish a rather simple model for our sheet metal guys in the shop. Half of the model is a simple sketch pro...
    Nate Oliver
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  • How do I link a sheet metal depth dimension to a global variable?

    I am designing a sheet metal trough to be driven by equations, which means extruding the profile of the trough a certain distance. I am unaware of how to set up the depth of the sheet metal piece to be linked to a glo...
    Connor Kirby
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  • Fused Bend Issue when using Construction Geometry

    This is a simplified example of a part that I am working with currently.   The attached part was created in SolidWorks 2018 SP5.0 I’m back in the office, so I can’t test it with SolidWorks 2019 or 202...
    Todd Blacksher
    last modified by Todd Blacksher