If you place the parts in the assembly like you have shown and create the sheetmetal parts as a thin extrusion where you sketch the profile and then extrude the part you can do an extrusion up to surface. and select the corresponding part that you want the sheet to mate to. I think that will work, or at least get you closer. I haven't actually tried it with a non-flat part that I am extruding up to so I might be wrong. If it doesn't work I would extrude past and then select the edges you desire the sheet to extrude to, and use convert entities to create a cut.
If you drew this as a multi-body sheet metal part you could cut each piece as needed and have the two parts. Since it would be in a single part file you could make the cut parametric.
Hubert Carle wrote: If you drew this as a multi-body sheet metal part you could cut each piece as needed and have the two parts. Since it would be in a single part file you could make the cut parametric.
Hubert Carle wrote:
The same could be accomplished when as an assembly and then you don't have to play the game of breaking out the parts. I have never gotten the hang of multi body parts as everything has to be a separate part once we enter it into the MRP system so I could be wrong about the difficulty of separating multi body parts.
I use multi body parts all day long. Most ERP can't handle it because they are so poorly designed. When you contact them to ask them to add a tick box that allows you to turn a multi-body part into an "Assembly" of multiple parts they just say "why would you do that?!" and suggest you're not using the software correctly.
And then there's the dance you have to do to balloon a multibody part on an assembly drawing. That makes you feel like you're definately using the software wrong... But alas, they gave us all these weldment and multibody sheet metal tools but refuse to make them at one with drawings and BOM's. Get it together SolidWorks.
Extrude the sheet metal thin feature style UP TO SURFACE. The surface being a plane set at 45 degrees. Or if you're lazy, do Move Face and then a Cut With Surface which amazingly, still allows you to produce a flat pattern
Ok sorry i am only about 2 days into learning solidworks and the second day was spend solely on trying to get one panel to cut another lol. I tried to add a plane in it last night but was having a hard time to get the plane to go exactly where it needs to be as it wont always be at a 45 degree area. I will be required to have a flat pattern to send to our CNC however i keep running into errors on anything i try saying that it does not work with SHEET METAL objects.
The first feature in your tree should be a sketch that is the skeleton or the outline of your trailer. The next few features I suggest you use to place those trimmingptrimming The rest of it you seem to have a good grip on. Extrude your sheet metal midplane up to surface and then mirror it back to the back end of the trailer if it is symmetrical, otherwise extrude that sheet metal back to the other trimming plane.
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