SOLIDWORKS: Indent Feature

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Indent Feature     Among all the features SOLIDWORKS has to offer, the Indent feature is often forgotten. What is it, how do you use it and why would you want to use it? I hope to answer those questions in this blog.   Working with multi-body parts, the Indent feature creates an offset pocket or protrusion on a target body using a tool body or bodies. The contour of the tool body is removed or added to the target […]

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Strengthening Ribs in Sheetmetal – pt 2 !

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This is a follow-up post to a question that I was asked recently about THIS blog entry: http://www.3dvision.com/wordpress/2012/04/14/strengthening-ribs-in-sheetmetal-new-in-sw2012/   The question was basically “HOW do I MAKE a rib like that ?” Easy ! Start out with this:   Then create your “Rib TOOL” as a separate BODY in the file…        Then you can use the INSERT–FEATURES–INDENT command to use that “Rib Tool” body to create the indentation in the sheet metal part. You will then of course […]

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