Tutorial - Simple sheet metal part in SolidWorks?

Here is the Tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start Solidworks in part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Top Plane>>Sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    Make a rectangle.

  4. Step 4:

    Under Sheetmetal tab choose base flange. This will act as the base of the sheetmetal part.

  5. Step 5:

    Keep the default settings and click OK.

  6. Step 6:

    The base of the sheetmetal part has been generated.

  7. Step 7:

    Choose Edge flange in sheetmetal tab.

  8. Step 8:

    Choose the right face lower edge.

  9. Step 9:

    Enter a height of 70mm in Property manager.

  10. Step 10:

    Click OK and we have the wall created.

  11. Step 11:

    Repeat the same step for the other edges also.

  12. Step 12:

    Again Select the edge flange and select the edge of the middle wall.

  13. Step 13:

    Enter an height of 150mm and Click OK.

  14. Step 14:

    Open Design Library.

  15. Step 15:

    Browse to Forming Tools>>Louvers. If needed right click the forming tools folder and click the forming tool option.

  16. Step 16:

    Drag the lower to the top surface of the part.

  17. Step 17:

    Position it by assigning some dimensions.

  18. Step 18:

    Click OK and we have the forming feature created.

  19. Step 19:

    Choose Edge flange and select the Edge of the bottom surface.

  20. Step 20:

    Click OK.

  21. Step 21:

    Choose Flatten in the Sheetmetal Tab. And we have the sheetmetal body part created.