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SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal - Enclosure Part Design

by Chris Scarlett

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. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2012 and up.

What you'll learn

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

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. He is extremely proficient in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture and SolidWorks. Many of his students describe their experiences in his project oriented classes as being efficient, effective and productive. A leader in his department at Central Washington University in "flipping" his teaching methods, he posts his classro... more

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