Complex Swept Flange
You can now apply cuts into Complex Swept Flanges and the cuts will follow through to be accurately represented in the sheet metal flat pattern geometry in SOLIDWORKS 2016.
The Edge Flange feature is one of the most widely used feature in SOLIDWORKS sheet metal design. Well, good news!!! It's been greatly improved In SOLIDWORKS 2016.
You can now extend the sketch geometry of the Edge Flange beyond the adjoining sheet metal edge, on either side. Yeah!!!
In SOLIDWORKS 2016, you don't have to add extra geometry, such as drawing a sketch and a base flange feature on each side of the edge flange. You now can create this geometry in one Edge Flange feature.
Before SWx 2016:
If you tried to do this:
You wouldn't get any visible Edge Flange feature until you fixed the Edge Flange sketch geometry so it was not beyond the adjoining sheet metal edge, on both sides. And you would get the next 2 errors.
With SOLIDWORKS 2016 – Sheet Metal, problem fixed!
We hope this part of the What’s New series gives you a better understanding of the new features and functions of SOLIDWORKS 2016. Please check back to the CATI Blog as the CATI Support Team will continue to break down many of the new items in SOLIDWORKS 2016. All of these articles will be stored in the category of "SOLIDWORKS What's New." You can also learn more about SOLIDWORKS 2016 by clicking on the image below to register for one of CATI’s Design Summit’s.
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