We have some parts that are rolled from sheet metal parts into tubes and cones (i.e., no flat surfaces), does anyone know how to do this in SolidWorks?
Try lofting sheet metal. With the formed button checked. Loft-Bend Command - Solidworks 2016 - YouTube
Thanks Bjorn, that's exactly what I needed, worked great!
Be aware too that you cannot join the material at both ends, it will require an opening. Many here have suggested subtracting a very small amount from 360 degrees on full cylinders and the like. If you will be using a hem and flat in an overlap configuration for spotweld or riveted assembly, none of those surfaces can touch either.
I normally do 359.5 and that gives me a gap. We do cones and tubing that is too large to buy. We do smaller cones on our press from tubing.
What version are you using ??
You should be able to use the Swept Flange tool for that type of part.
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Swept Flanges for Conical and Cylindrical Bodies
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Swept Flange
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