• Bend lines not mapping on DXF export from slddrw

    Hi all,   I'm having problems getting bendline to export from slddrw files.   If I make a DXF directly from the SLDPRT file (bendline1.png) then in the mapping settings Bend line up and down are available ...
    Garreth Cregg Guinan
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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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  • Slot Tab 2018

    I'm pretty sure the answer is "No it does not do that in 2018" and "You have to make an extra cut to remove the remaining material"....but I thought I'd ask anyway in case there was some super slick trick.   I'm...
    Matt Juric
    created by Matt Juric
  • 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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  • Does Solidworks have a "Bulge relief feature"? 

    Solid edge has this feature.  I am using Solidworks 2019.  When making a bend in thicker sheet metal there will be a small bulge, or displacement of material at the end of the bend.  Specifically I am b...
    Rod Peer
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  • Is there a way to flat pattern a bottle or growler shape?

    I'm trying to make a dxf sketch for a flat pattern of a growler to be able to cut it out of fabric and sow it together to make a growler coozie. Is there a way to flat pattern this shape?    Thanks,   ...
    Garren Hahn
    last modified by Garren Hahn
  • 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
  • How to flatten sweep flange sheet metal with concentric cylinders?

    I want to create a sheet metal part consisting of two concentric cylinders using sweep feature like this: But I don't know how to flatten it. If the transition between cylinders is vertical, the flatten w...
    Louise Yi
    last modified by Louise Yi
  • Easy way to make 360 deg?

    What the easiest way to make this go 360 deg?
    Scott Leacox
    last modified by Scott Leacox
  • Sheet metal corner problem

    Attached is a file and screen shot of a problem sheet metal corner.   My goal is to fill in a small notch of a sheet metal corner. Other than that notch the design is as desired. What is the path of least resis...
    Scott Leacox
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  • Sheet Metal Flange Error

    Hello all, Shouldn't the program fix this part automatically? Why is it constructed incorrectly and I have to fix it every time. If this is my ignorance, please inform me!     Best regards, Öm...
    ömür tokman
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  • How: different relief type on both sides of an edge flange

    Hello Guys, I would like to have tear-extend type on left side and tear,obround whatever on right side. Is it possible? I sit on 2019sp4. The bottom picture shows preview, but I get an error.  
    Michal Lamentowicz
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  • Only some of my bend lines are showing on my part and not others

    In one of my steel parts there are 4 bends. I have updated this part and as such have unfolded, then modified, and then folded the part again. Now when I click on flatten, it only shows the bend lines for 2 of the ben...
    Evan Hughes
    last modified by Evan Hughes
  • Flatten sheet metal in a multibody part

    Hello all //referring to the file attached.   I am trying to flatten the sheet metal cylinder that has extruded cuts in it. But it won't flatten properly. Could this be because its a multi-body part?   In...
    Zach Sycks
    last modified by Zach Sycks
  • PEM features from SolidWorks design library in Sheetmetal parts

    We are starting to use the PEM features from the SolidWorks design library in our sheetmetal parts (SLDPRT). We are doing this instead of making an assembly of the sheetmetal and inserting separate models of PEM capti...
    Carrie Ives
    last modified by Carrie Ives
  • convert letters

    I am working on a model for some large letters that are going to be built and installed on our campus. I have the font sized correctly and extruded using a thin feature and capped the ends to create the letters as (fo...
    Derek Goodson
    last modified by Derek Goodson
  • Copper ball segments FEA

    I'm looking at making a 400mm ball from copper, Is there anyway in simulation or in sheet metal to calculate when the material will tear. can I make the ball in two sections or will it need 10 segments? I ca...
    Laurence Turner
    last modified by Laurence Turner
  • Threaded sheet metal emboss?

    Is there a preferred method for creating threaded embossed features in sheet metal, to accept screws without using PEMs?  The attached shots are of a metal junction box and kind of what I'm trying to achieve, for...
    Garet Holcomb
    last modified by Garet Holcomb
  • Sweep Flange Flatten not working?

    Hi all,   I have a imported solid I am tasked to remodel and make into a sheet metal part that can be flattened so we can cut out on a laser machine.   dumb solid:     now I have attempted to ...
    Jim Moses
    last modified by Jim Moses
  • Help with flattening tapered section

    I am using solid works 2019 with a student license, In a university student project (FSAE). I am drawing a tapered sheet section that needs to be flattened so we can cut it out on our router. It is largely defined b...
    Bradley Wilkinson
    last modified by Bradley Wilkinson