How do you use Sheet Metal in Solidworks?

To convert a solid part to a sheet metal part:

  1. Create the solid part.
  2. Click Convert to Sheet Metal (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Convert To Sheet Metal .
  3. In the PropertyManager, under Sheet Metal Gauges, set options if you want to use a gauge table:
  4. Under Sheet Metal Parameters:

What is the purpose of Sheet Metal in Solidworks?

Sheet metal allows you to flatten a part. This makes it good for creating a net of the part/product. This could be used to make packaging for your product. You could create the packaging as a constructed model and then use SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal to flatten and make a flat pack, indicating where to fold or cut.

How do you activate Sheet Metal tabs in Solidworks?

Creating Tab Features

  1. Create a sketch on a plane or planar face that meets the sheet metal tab requirements.
  2. Click Base Flange/Tab. on the Sheet Metal toolbar, or click Insert > Sheet Metal > Base Flange . The tab is added to the sheet metal part.

Is solidworks good for Sheet Metal?

SOLIDWORKS 3D Design gives you the flexibility to produce sheet metal part designs quickly and cost effectively, the sheet metal feature speeds up the design process whilst reducing time and development cost and increasing productivity.

Is solidworks good for sheet metal?

How do you activate sheet metal tabs in Solidworks?

Where is Sheet Metal in Solidworks?

You do not have to dimension the part. or Insert > Sheet Metal > Base Flange. The sheet metal features appear in the FeatureManager design tree.

Where is sheet metal option in Solidworks?

With a part, assembly, or drawing open, click Tools > Options > Document Properties > Sheet Metal.

How do I activate Sheet Metal in Solidworks?


  1. Right-click in the window border and select or clear a toolbar name.
  2. Click Tools > Customize. On the Toolbars tab, select the toolbars to display.