Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 23, 2016
Duration
2h 13m
Description

Throughout these lessons, we will be creating a sheet metal part for an electrical enclosure confined and driven by a design envelope along with various tools including the edge and miter flanges, bolt holes, a vent, and various other features. We will cover the creation of a portion of an electrical enclosure to house equipment for assembly line processing machines. You will also learn how to apply basic properties for your sheet metal part, a base flange, edge flange, miter flange, the hole wizard, and the vent fastener feature as well as various options and methods. Ultimately, a sheet metal part model is created and ready to be assembled with other sheet parts, components, and fasteners to create an electrical enclosure. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2012 and up.

About the author
About the author

Chris Scarlett is a teacher and designer with 14 years of experience in Computer Aided Design program at various schools, a regional engineering firm, and for many of his own clients.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Chris Scarlett. I'm a certified SOLIDWORKS professional with over 15 years of computer-aided design experience both in industry and in teaching of college students, specializing in various CAD programs including AutoCAD, Revit architecture, and SOLIDWORKS. I also provide designer prototyping services and training using SOLIDWORKS for various clients in the area, plus enjoy working on my own design projects. In this course, we're going to create a sheet metal part for an electrical enclosure that is confined and driven by a design envelope on the top of our feature manager. Some of the major topics that we will be demonstrating in this course will include the use of a design envelope using 3D sketch to confine and drive our part, learning how to apply various flanges, including the base flanges, and modern flanges using sketch geometry from our design envelope to drive various cuts and Hole Wizard hole locations, and finally, creating event fastener feature using the segment sketch tool and ordinate dimensions. By the end of this training, you will have gained a knowledge on when and where to apply these various sheet metal tools and SOLIDWORKS features, along with their various options to your own sheet metal designs. I'm excited to share these valuable methods, techniques, and options with fellow modelers, so let's get started with our first lesson.