SOLIDWORKS: Bend Control of Translated Sheet Metal

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Often we translate models from other systems that are sheet metal parts but we don't always get all the controls we would like. If a part has an existing bend after translation for example, we're often stuck using that size bend. In this video, you'll see how we can import a sheet metal type part, remove the bend BEFORE Converting to Sheet Metal so that we end up with bend radius control.     Computer Aided Technology, Inc.

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Convert to Sheet Metal in 3 easy steps (or as little as1)

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SolidWorks makes it easy to create sheet metal parts out of solid or imported parts. We create a familiar solid part, non-sheet metal bodies, and convert them to sheet metal with associated sheet metal properties.  We can also use imported IGES files. The Covert to Sheet Metal command combines the Shell, Rip, and Insert (recognize) Bends commands. I will show you both examples. The first example will be converting an imported part and the second example will be converting a […]

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