2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2017 1:54 PM by Deepak Gupta

    How to bend a solid part in Solidworks?

    Akul Kakumani

      Hi everyone,

       

      I'm trying to help a friend model a set of pliers and we've run into an issue. There is a bracket in the model that needs to bend against the pliers when it turns. I wasn't sure if this was actually possible in Solidworks (or any CAD modeling software for that matter) since it's a solid body and deforming it kinda doesn't make sense. But I've been wrong before, so I wanted to check with others and see what they had to say. I'm attaching the assembly file with this post. The bracket I'm talking about is named 'MiddleBracket_SheetMetal<2>' and it rotates about the 'Large Screw with Cylinder'. The end result I'm looking for here is the 'MiddleBracket_SheetMetal<2>' bending against 'Pliers<2>' when it rotates (instead of going and interfering with the 'Pliers<2>' model).

       

      Any help would be appreciated.

       

      Thanks!