is there an easy way of creating a perforated sheet metal, other than creating small holes manually on the sheet, when i do this my work becomes very heavy. if there's some like a texture/surface catalog please help...
could be that you want to use rectangular patern. by creating one hole and copying it over the surface of the sheet. i actually never use sheet metal parts but here it goes.
Answered with a tutorial: https://grabcad.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-perforated-sheet-metal
If your looking to just do a rendering I simply apply a texture image to the face.
Or if you model the holes, then you can simply suppress them to speed up your computer perforamce and then unsurpress when you need them.
This eats alot of ram on my machine but thanx for the help.
I read in a document that you can increase solid works performance by 54% when you upgrade from 8GB to 24GB. 47% performance can be gained by installing an ssd instead of a 7200rpm harddisk. Apparantly it is all about trying to not use the swapfile. Memory is quite cheaper then normal atm, 16GB for approxiamte 50 dollars/euro's.
There is DOTS.TIF file in Program Files>IronCAD>2015>Images that you may use to simulate it. Just adjust it on settings when paint it on the surface.
you've tagged this as IronCAD but this is an inventor tutorial.....