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Forming Templates

Question asked by Brent Bullard on Jan 20, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2009 by Drew H
I am fairly new the Solidworks and its capabilities but i have been really impressed with it so far. I work in a precision sheet metal shop and now i am trying to try something new in solidworks.
I have been asked to make some forming templates of some 12 gauge mild steel parts. These templates will have the basic material thickness as it goes along the bends. If the part slips into the template; its a good part, if not; its no good.

Is there a way to create this shape easily in solidworks by adding the tolerance to the profile dimensions?

I tried to do some searches both on this forum and in solidworks but i havent come up with anything yet.

Any help, would be appreciated.