To insert a chamfer on a sheet metal part you can use Break Corner option. It is really easy to apply this feature to several corners at a time. Simply select the transverse edge of the sheet metal part when selecting edges.
Join the SOLIDWORKS technical team for a complimentary webcast. This webinar will focus on improving your time to market and reducing costly errors by utilizing the powerful sheetmetal tools available in SOLIDWORKS 2011. >Register Here! Topics include: Creation of sheetmetal components Controlling bend deduction, radius and thickness Flat Pattern creation & drawings Multi-Body sheetmetal environment In-Context design Tuesday June 21st 12:00PM EST (11:00 CST) >Register Here! Jim TeDescoMarketing CoordinatorComputer Aided Technology, Inc.
Here is another reason to read the "What's New" document (p.50-52) with each release of SolidWorks. 😉 With SOLIDWORKS 2011 there is a prominent new feature for your sheet metal blank, the "bounding box". This is the smallest rectangle that the parts blank("flat pattern") will fit. The "bounding box" is a sketch found under the Flat-Pattern feature and can be toggled on/off. In addition to the new "bounding box" sketch, there is a new option in the property manager for the Flat-Pattern […]