Solidworks Sheet Metal

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Learn the entire Solidworks Sheet Metal module, with one of the most comphrensive courses available, covering all tools.

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42
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4h 26m
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intermediate
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Level up your Solidworks skills by mastering the Sheet Metal module!

Solidworks is one of the most popular and powerful 3D CAD programs in the world. Millions of people use it to design everything from 3D-printed toys all the way up to fully-working mechanical vehicles.

However, as well as being used for solid models, Solidworks also has a powerful Sheet Metal module that can be used to virtually make 3D parts from flat sheets.

Now you can join the ranks of Solidworks Sheet Metal users, and learn to create your own Sheet Metal models!

Why this course is different

There are many Sheet Metal courses online, but none quite like this one:

  • The course covers every Sheet Metal tool in depth and includes the theory behind Sheet Metal concepts like Bend Allowance.
  • Taught by a Solidworks professional! The instructor been using Solidworks since 2006 and even taken a range of official Solidworks-certified training courses. The instructor currently works as a Product Design Engineer and uses Solidworks every day to design all sorts of things for real clients  - no academic-only experience here!
  • Built on previous feedback! This course is built upon the instructors other best-selling Solidworks courses, and on the feedback from over 7,000 previous students on Arbington alone.
  • Understand the wider context of Sheet Metal use. As well as explaining the basic Sheet Metal techniques this course also details real world applications and uses, such as the best material to select for the projects, and manufacturing tips. 

  •  You will learn  Over the course of eleven detailed sections you'll learn the entire range of Sheet Metal skills, including:
  1. Introduction to the Course - What it covers, how to use the course, and how best to get support
  2. Getting Started with Sheet Metal - Base Flanges, Sheet Metal Properties and Material Selection
  3. Adding Bends - Edge Flanges - one of the most Fundamental Sheet Metal features
  4. Basic Sheet Metal Features - Adding and Removing Material, Miter Flanges, Hems, Jogs and Sketched Bends
  5. Advanced/Specialist Sheet Metal Tools - Crossbreak, Swept Flange, Gusset, Lofted Bend, Tab and Slot, Vent, Unfold and Fold processes
  6. Corner Details - Various Corner Tools available in Solidworks Sheet Metal
  7. Creating Sheet Metal Parts in Other Ways - Insert Bends, Convert to Sheet Metal
  8. Forming Tools - Basic Use, modifying existing Forming Tools, and making and using entirely custom Forming Tools
  9. Practical Example - Making an Enclosure - Many of the previous skills are now combined to create a multi-sheet Enclosure Model
  10. 2D Drawings and Exporting Files - 2D Sheet Metal drawings and also how to export Sheet Metal parts into file types that can be widely used by third-party machines.
  11. Conclusion - This final section briefly recaps the entire course.

About this course

This courses includes:

  • Over 4 hours of high-quality original video.
  • Sections contain additional resources such as downloadable models and drawings, made specially for the course.
  • Prompt, support from expert instructor. Have a question? We are always here to support any questions and take a look at your progress.

The course is taught using Solidworks 2019 but the models and resources used will work with any version newer than that. If you have a previous version (2015-2018, or earlier) then users can still follow along and use the course but won't be able to open the optional, example models. There might also be slight differences in interface and terminology between versions.

So sign up today, and begin your first steps in the exciting world of Sheet Metal modelling! 

The course project

During the first sections of the course the students will learn how to use the various Sheet Metal tools, as well as the general theory behind Sheet Metal.

Sheet Metal Enclosure Project

Over course of videos 35 to 41 students will create a Sheet Metal Enclosure using the skills learned at the start of the course. Students are free to follow the videos exactly or modify the enclosure to suit their own preferences.

Once you have created your Enclosure please upload it to the project gallery for feedback and checking.

42 Lessons

0:02:13
What Sheet Metal Is & How It Can Be Used
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0:02:29
How to Use This Course
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0:05:46
Creating a Base Flange
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0:06:39
Sheet Metal Properties - Thickness and Bend Radius
0:05:42
Sheet Metal Properties - Bend Allowance and Autorelief
0:06:11
Other Base Flange Options and Flattening
0:07:41
Materials Selection
0:07:28
Materials Selection
0:10:12
More Advanced Edge Flanges
0:06:40
Adding Material Using Tabs
0:07:27
Cuts and Holes
0:07:22
Miter Flange
0:04:47
Hem
0:05:23
Basic Jogs
0:06:06
Jogs - A Practical Example
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Project included
  • Direct teacher access
  • 4h 26m of on-demand video
  • 9 downloadable files
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About the instructor

I am a UK design engineer who specialises particularly in Solidworks 3D CAD modelling.

I have a wide range of Design Engineering experience covering areas including mechanisms, 3D printing, materials selection, rapid prototyping and other design and manufacturing techniques.

I have more than twelve years of Solidworks experience and hold a …

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