• sheet metal bends

    How do you add multiple bends on a part. I trying to make a leg for a chair. I want the bend to go vertical down the center and also both end to be bend for tabs horizontal. 
    Shane Stembridge
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  • convert entities from a part edge to rolled surface

    is there any way to convert an edge of a part in an assembly to the surface of a rolled sheet metal part and have it stay on the surface when flattened?  
    J. Buckallew
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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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  • Edge Flange on Twisted Sheet Metal

    Hi all, I'm working on a lofted bend sheet metal part, and having a hard time adding an edge flange on the end of the loft. The issue is that the end of my sheet metal profile is non-planar due to the loft feature. A...
    Caleb Theriault
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  • Sheet Metal Edge Flange on Lofted Bend

    Hey All, I'm working on a sheet metal part that's based off a lofted bend. I have Edge Flanges coming off the top of the part. The issue is that every time I update the dimensions of the Lofted part, the top edge and...
    Caleb Theriault
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  • Cannot Add-In Vents in the Design Library

    Hi Guys,   I am trying to create our in-house Cutouts using Design Library feature. So far so good until the Vents Feature. It does not allow me. Attach is the error message.     Appreciate if any...
    Wilbert Flora
    created by Wilbert Flora
  • 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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  • 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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  • Need to add bend but SW wont allow?

    Hi all,   I'm pretty new to working with sheet metal so sorry for the newb question. Can anyone help me understand why I cant add 2 extra bends to create basically a folded up box?   Thanks,   Josh
    Joshua Sharp
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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
  • Why won't this bend unfold?

    Hi all   I have a sheet metal part as attached and for the life of me cannot work out why the Edge-Flage1 will not unfold! I must be missing something simple   The only way it will unfold to a flat pattern...
    Baz Burtt
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  • 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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  • How to change default Flatten view position in Solid works Sheet metal?

    How to change default Flatten view position in Solidworks Sheet metal?       Without rotating the flatten view in the drawing page I need horizontal position by deafult itself.   Please le...
    Lokesha Kj
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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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  • 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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  • Curved folded

    117/5000 Hello, I try to make these forms in solidworks. Has anyone else encountered such forms? I don't know how to approach it example 01 example 02 Thank you.
    Dragos Popovici
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  • How to connect a cylinder with a flat plate and flatten all parts?

    I want to connect a cylinder/tube with a flat plate and then flatten all of them. The picture below is what I get with non-sheet metal features. But I don't know how to achieve them in sheet metal.    For...
    Louise Yi
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  • Sheet metal bend groove?

    Doing a simple sheet metal bend, is it possible to add a groove/guide where the bend is, almost like a trench all along where the bend is to help when the bend is done in real life?
    Charlie Stanley
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  • Flattened Part Unflattening Itself When I Click Away

    All,    I am having an issue where when I flatten an edge flange it flattens fine until I click away from the document, save and re-open the document, or try to make any changes to the document. So, pretty ...
    Kyle Singh
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