• What is the proper way to set up a part/drawing for Press Braking?

    I have a pretty decent understanding of the k-factor, bend allowance, bend deduction, however i'm having trouble understanding how this translates to the press brake. Right now how my department has the bend stuff set...
    Kevin Song
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  • Need bend lines in circular shape

    I am trying to get bend lines in the drawing file of semi-circular shape. I am looking to bend this circular shape instead of the rolling method. I have created this part through sheet metal and its gives me just cent...
    Parth Patel
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  • Unfolded sheet metal of trapezoidal shape cover

    Hi to all! I would like to ask someone of you to help me how to get unfolded metal sheet for cover that have trapezoidal shape. Actually, I'm not familiar with using that (Sheet Metal module).   Thank you in ad...
    Mirko Žohar
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  • Help bending a metal sheet

    I'm currently trying to bend a metal sheet that already has bends on it, no idea how to do it, i've been using solidworks for around 3 weeks now. Any help would be much appreciated. I basically need the metal sheet wi...
    Diego Verdugo
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  • Flat Pattern for a Sheet Metal Disc

    I am trying to create a flat pattern for a sheet metal disc that will be rolled to Ø10 3/4". I can create the part, but the flat pattern fails. The component is highlighted in blue. 
    Andrew Miller
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  • Curved sheet metal

    Any ideas what i am doing wrong? Can`t solve those errors...
    Viktoras Laptevas
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  • Select correct fixed face for the DXF export

    We have a habit of posting helpful, 1-minute quick-tip videos for our CUSTOMTOOLS users. This time, as this was related to core SOLIDWORKS sheet metal functionality, we thought it might be useful for people ...
    Olli Murto
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  • biconical silo on sheet metal, something gone wrong

    I got some troubles makin a biconical silo As you can see I got some troubles at the end 560x560mm area...I know maybe it will be too simple but I can't see the result as it will be on real sheet metal biconical......
    Ruben Balderrama
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  • Where are the flat pattern bounding box sizes?

    Hi, Some customers first draw a solid model, then turn it into sheet metal. I cannot reach the flat pattern bounding box. Is this normal, or is it my fault?   Important! This applies only to parts that have be...
    ömür tokman
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  • Sheet metal Loftbend issue

    I am not able to loft bend in between sheet metal sketches? Can any one help me in this, why its not happening ? I am attaching part file.
    Aashish Jain
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    Can some one help me to flat pattern the attached model please
    Joji Johnson
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  • Need Help to Make a Patch on Stack.

    I am trying to get 23in long patch all-around long duct of the extended stack. if anyone knows through which process or tools we can make that patch then please share it to me. Also, I have to make flatten that sheet ...
    Parth Patel
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  • Edge flange of rolling sheetmetal

    Dear all, I have a rolling sheetmetal part. When I add the edge flange I cann't flatten. So could you help me the best way to make it.
    Nam Hung Nguyen
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  • How to do hem on round edge in sheet metal ?

    Hi.  How is possible to do safety edge or hem on round edge using sheet metal design? I want to do circle bin with safety edge for production. Kind Regards, Eugen 
    john connolly
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  • How to select sections to remain unbent

    So I am very new to working with sheetmetal in solidworks.  I am trying to take a flat pattern and make two bends in it.  However, there are some areas which I intentionally would like to remain straight....
    Cameron Dickson
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  • Linear Pattern of Sheet Metal Bends along same Edge

    I am trying to create a series of 1" Hem Bends with a spacing of 1" along the same edge.   I tried creating one 1" Hem Bend and attempting to linear pattern it along the same edge, however it said "Unable to pat...
    Fabio Ketter
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  • Designing rolled sheet metal with cuts

    Hello   I have a doubt. I'm trying to design a rolled sheet metal for an air duct. I need to make it some circular cuts, but when I unfold the sheet, they turn into splines (logical).  I need those holes ...
    Raul Borobio
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  • Any customized software or program to export sheet metals to DXF

    Hi everybody, We produce sheet metal parts and need a software or program to export all sheet metal parts in an assembly to DXF format, but it must be customized to our needs. I will appreciate you if you recommend m...
    Damoon Ba
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  • Text will be flipped in exporting dxf

    Hi everybody, I have created a part in sheet metal and there is text. When I want to export the flat pattern to dxf file, the text on the part will be flipped. Is there anybody who knows what the problem is? Thanks...
    Damoon Ba
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  • Solidworks Top down assembly with BOM

    I want to learn Complete Top-down Assembly modeling and all the tricks/technique to get proper Bill of Material.   I want to design a big project but always I go with bottom to top, Now realize that sometimes it...
    Parth Patel
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