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How to make bends on a cylinder in Solidworks?

By Brian on 25 Jan 18:19 2 answers 1 comment

I am beside myself trying everything I know to build this shape into a sheet metal part. I have drawn it a as a part file an have built it out of brass shim stock.
Part thickness 0.005"
Can anyone help or give advice.

Best Regards,


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Opt.3 - Sheet Metal Connector_ Fitting.SLDPRT, 170 KB

2 answers

  • Robert H.
    Robert H. 10 months ago

    You need a flat zone wherever you need to place a bend out of the main cylinder.

    In the attached pic, all the highlighted areas are 'planar' chord segments embedded in the overall curvature of the part.

  • Ryan M
    Ryan M 10 months ago

    Please see my attached part file, you should be able to modify it to make your part. It unfolds no problem.


    63326.SLDPRT, 152 KB

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