Tutorial - Creating Forming tool (Sheet-metal) in SolidWorks?

Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Top plane>>Sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    Draw a circle of 50mm diameter.

  4. Step 4:

    Under Features tab choose Extruded boss/base.

  5. Step 5:

    Choose Draft and enter an angle of 30º. Click OK.

  6. Step 6:

    Under Features tab click Fillet.

  7. Step 7:

    Select the top face of the part and keep the default radius. Click OK.

  8. Step 8:

    Now we have the body of the forming tool. Now we have to define the sketch used for defining the forming tool position.

  9. Step 9:

    Bottom face>>Sketch.

  10. Step 10:

    Under Sketch tab click Convert entities while selecting the bottom face.

  11. Step 11:

    The base will be converted. Now exit the sketch and open the Design library from the task pane. Point to forming tools.

  12. Step 12:

    Click Autoshow to fix the task pane.

  13. Step 13:

    Now drag the part1 from the tree view to the design library lower window.

  14. Step 14:

    Enter a name for forming tool & Click Save.

  15. Step 15:

    Now we can use it as forming tool.