Design a sheet metal enclosure for a previously-built part, and place the part into the enclosure using SOLIDWORKS. You'll learn about design, in-context relations, interference detection and more. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Have you ever had to design an enclosure out of sheet metal, but you needed it to fit around a part you already built? If so, SOLIDWORKS: Sketch Driven Sheet Metal Assembly Design is the perfect course for you. The course will cover the creation of a portion of an electrical enclosure to house equipment for assembly line processing machines; in it, you will design and manipulate the enclosure to fit your original part. First, you'll learn how to insert the existing part. Next, you'll establish in-context relations on the existing part. Finally, you'll cover interference detection and how it affects your design process. When you're finished with this SOLIDWORKS course, you'll not only know the tools associated with this SOLIDWORKS project, but you'll also have the ability to solve these kinds of problems down the road. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Chris Scarlett, teacher and designer, and I'm looking forward to guiding you through this course on how to use a single sketch to drive an assembly design. I will demonstrate how an inserted 3D sketch part will be used to drive the basic model geometry of a whole sheet metal assembly. If we need to make our assembly, and all the parts within that assembly, longer, wider or taller or change the positions of shared whole locations or move some cuts or features that are shared by more than one part I'll show you how to do it, and it will be easy. There will be some errors along the way, and I'll demonstrate how to recognize them, fix them, and sometimes avoid making them. We will also explore the tab, jog, and hem sheet metal tools, and we're going to use a sketch block to drive them. Much of what we will demonstrate in this course will include modeling a part with an assembly, and making in-context references, inserting an existing part and making new in-context references to the design envelope part, making modifications to our 3D sketch design envelope part, and exploring the tab, job, and hem sheet metal tools, and driving them with a sketch block. By the end of this course you will feel confident that there really is a way to create an easy to follow and modify in-context assembly. It's easy because all of our references will point to only one sketch as the only element in our design envelope part, and at the easy to find location on the top of our assembly feature manager. You will also find this technique can be applied to many non-sheet metal assemblies where parts will share basic model geometry. Before you begin I believe that you should be moderately skilled in SOLIDWORKS, and know how to create sketches, features, parts, and assemblies without errors. You should also have some experience with SOLIDWORKS sheet metal. You can review various SOLIDWORKS courses with Pluralsight before you begin if needed. I hope that you will join me on this design productivity adventure learning about easy in-context sheet metal assembly design at Pluralsight.