• Flatten turns on "Shadows in Shaded Mode"

    In a sheet metal part, clicking flatten from the command manager causes "Shadows in Shaded Mode" to turn on. I'm on SW 2020 SP4. Can anyone else reproduce this bug?
    Eric Allen
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  • 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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  • Part Intersects After Bend Operation

    Hello!    First post so I apologize for any rookie mistakes.    I am going insane trying to solve this issue. The part is giving me the intersect error and I can't find any issues with the part. ...
    Matt Buse
    last modified by Matt Buse
  • 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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  • 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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  • Preparing sheet metal section to be torn away with hand tools

    So I was told by someone at work (who's not a mechanical engineer) there's a sheet metal design technique that they typically use for the back panel of PC's, where there's the ability to tear a certain section away wi...
    Valery Volkov
    last modified by Valery Volkov
  • 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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  • closed corner - overlap - we should punish someone

    such an error in the program is unacceptable
    Grzegorz Kukliński
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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
    last modified by Caleb Theriault
  • Sheet metal won't flatten - simple part

      Any idea why this part won't let me flatten? Uploaded part (SW 2019 + STEP)    -Val
    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
    last modified by Jonathan Lee
  • Can I make a flange off a tapered cone?

    I'm trying to make a sheet metal guard for a warning light with a tapered sheet metal cone. I need to make small mounting flange on the bottom bent out (sorta perpendicular ?) on the base edge. I can do this on a cyli...
    Jim Mooney
    last modified by Jim Mooney
  • 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
    last modified by Paulius Vidziunas
  • 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
  • What is this sheet metal feature called?

    I'm sure I can find a tutorial for this but, I don't know what the operation is called. It's where a piece of metal is punched out in the surface on three sides, and then formed into an edge flange. Obviously, I can...
    Stephen Wilson
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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
    last modified by Sake De Jong
  • Can you extend a hem around a bend with sheet metal?

    Hi,    I am using SW 2019 to design a relatively large aluminum sheet metal part that has some acute angle bends that are vital to function. I need to put a closed hem around the top edge but...
    Shea Nelson
    last modified by Shea Nelson