Mastering SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

By Johno Ellison
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About this book

SOLIDWORKS© is the premier software choice for 3D engineering and product design applications across a wide range of industries, and the Sheet Metal module makes up an important part of this powerful program.

This book will help you to understand exactly what Sheet Metal is, why it is used, and how you can make the most of this fundamental design technique. You’ll start by understanding the foundations of the basic tools, including Base Flanges and Sketched Bends, before moving on to more complex features such as custom Forming Tools and Lofted Bends. The book covers all the necessary tools in a step-by-step manner and shares practical manufacturing tips and tricks that will allow you to apply the skills that you learn to real-world situations.

By the end of this book, you’ll have understood how to make the best use of the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal tools and be able to create a whole range of 3D models and designs confidently. So move beyond simple Solid Modeling and add a whole new set of design tools to your arsenal by mastering the SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal module.

Publication date:
February 2022

About the Author

  • Johno Ellison

    Johno Ellison is a UK design engineer who has worked with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD since 2006. He has a wide range of product design and engineering experience, covering areas including mechanisms, 3D printing, materials selection, and rapid prototyping.

    His online SOLIDWORKS courses have been taken by hundreds of thousands of students and he has worked with over 300 clients from all around the world. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Sustainable Product Design from a Top 25 UK university and has completed a range of SOLIDWORKS-certified training courses in the UK. He also holds two Guinness World Records, for driving a London Taxi around the world, through more than fifty different countries.

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