Never having read word one in the sheet metal part of Solidworks, I
hereby ask the following general, but nonetheless admittedly dumb
In the making of a sheet metal part drawing, must it be identified
firsthand as a sheet metal intention by prefacing the drawing with
"base-flange/tab"? Does this tell Solidworks to get into a sheet metal
For example if I have a 3" square extruded to .04" thick, (or a
simulated sheet metal part), allready drawn WITHOUT the preface of
"base-flange/tab", can i make it into a sheet metal part and add two
lines one inch from two edges and bend it up 90 degrees to form a
If this is possible, I would appreciate a simple step by step method
from one of you many Sheet Metal Gurus.
Remember, I have yet to cover the rudiments of this subject yet.
Thanking you kindly,
- posted 15 years ago