I want to make a flat sheet metal part with different cut outs in it. Then revolve it in sheet metal.
I see how to make a round part and then flatten it, however I cannot figure out how to do the opposite.
Although it is possible to put a sketch bend into a flat sheet metal part to form the flat part, my I suggest another possible solution? Flatten the rolled sheet metal part, add the cutout and then form the flattened part. This I have shown in my example part attached. Chad
Or, if you really do want to start with a flat part first, here is an example of that. A little bit harder to manipulate dimensionally though.
Thanks for the help. Im actually trying to put the cutout/sketch on the front face of your drawing to let me make this part. Will I be able to do that? I would have to make the sheet metal a lot thicker though. See picture below.
Let me know if you think I should be doing sheet metal and a cutout in it to get this ring design https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/70618
or if I should try something else.
Joe, I am not sure of what your finished part needs to be so I cannot really give advice on the best possible solution. If you could describe material thickness and finished shape, that would help quite a bit. If you plan on cutting and rolling this part, a sheet metal part is what you are going to need ultimately. Chad
You have great feedback from Chad Moles. I have been attempting/wondering the same question that you posted. Here is a short Youtube tutorial from a former VAR. SolidWorks Rolled Sheetmetal - YouTube
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