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"Skewing" a sheet metal part?

Question asked by Craig Mitchell on Jan 4, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 5, 2018 by Dan Pihlaja

Hello!

 

I am a sheet metal fabricator focused on custom motorcycle parts.  I have created a part that essentially needs to be skewed like italics for text.  Essentially, the base needs to be set where it is and the top needs to be "skewed" to the left a set distance, skewing the curve in the part.  Due to my limited knowledge, I cannot figure out if there is a tool for what I need, or a better way to design the item from a sketch to sheetmetal.  My original idea was to "over size" the part and cut it to shape using the Extruded Cut tool but after playing with so many tools thus far that make life in Solidworks easy, I figure I'm just over looking it.  The part I have created is attached "PRE-SKEWED."

 

I'm ready to learn!

 

-Craig

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