Hey guys, so I have this part that is required to be made in solidworks. I do have a 2D drawing of this part but I'm not exactly sure what would be the easiest way to start as there are several ways..
Any help will be appreciated.
It can be done using sheet metal tools from SW
Can you attach the *.sldprt file of your attempt here?
It can be modeled in solidworks sheet metal but from a manufacturing view that is a deep draw for that larger radius.
I was thinking about sketching from top view then extruding it but I don't think that will work according to the geometry of this part. I've never used the sheet metal add-in in Solidworks but I will give it a try. If I come across any difficulties I will let you know
I recommend you go thru the sheet metal tutorial which is available from SW software - I bet you won't have any issue modeling this part; however, if you get into problem, post your model here and many are willing to provide help
Okay, I will. Thanks a lot Mr.Chu!
Here's the drawing it seems a bit confusing to me. Converting the entities to Solidworks wouldn't be ideal so I believe once I start the project in Solidworks sheet metal, I'll then be able to work my way around it.
Russell Waseem wrote: Here's the drawing it seems a bit confusing to me.
Russell Waseem wrote:
Here's the drawing it seems a bit confusing to me.
Model in finished bent form in SolidWorks - DO NOT model in flat pattern and then try to bend it up.
Use a profile base flange sketch sized to your leg lengths and radius of the bend at full length of finished part, cut extrude to get your angled cut in the legs and to cut away your large formed radius to required size. And some jog features to finish out the upper portion of the part.
You will need to create a form tool to get the extrusions placed for the holes.
I was going to recommend the same method
Edit: To attach part file per request
I can use the indent feature for that, correct?
I have not used that tool before so I cannot say whether it will function as required on this sheet metal part.
I would suggest the form tool route for consistency and any future updates. It takes a little while to get setup correctly if you haven't made one before, but it will save you time in the long run. Especially if you use that same feature, or a similar type of feature, on other parts in the future.
Thanks Joe, I'm going to setup my forming tool now!
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