SOLIDWORKS Lofted Bends for Complex Sheet Metal Parts

CATI's monthly contribution to the SOLIDWORKS Blog was posted this week. This month I chose to write about how to flatten complex sheet metal parts with SOLIDWORKS Lofted Bends. The article is based upon some common questions that we get from customers. The article has a detailed example of how we can build a model and then use the edges of that part to create the profiles needed to create a Lofted Bend in sheet metal and ultimately be able to flatten the part for manufacturing.

Example 1 is a helix shaped part.

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To view the article use the link below.

http://blogs.solidworks.com/tech/2013/10/solidworks-lofted-bends-for-complex-sheet-metal-parts.html

Josh Altergott

Support Manager

Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

www.cati.com