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SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorials

Get familiar with the sheet metal functionality of SolidWorks 3D mechanical design software and learn how to build sheet metal parts in the most efficient way possible. The tutorials should be viewed as a supplement to, not a replacement for, the system documentation and on-line help. The on-line help may be referred to for more detailed information on the use of specific commands and options. Detailed, step-by-step instructions guide you through each tutorial. So, even new SolidWorks users will be able to follow the instruction provided. Advanced SolidWorks users will also be able to benefit from the techniques presented.

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Lesson 1: Z-Bracket
The creation of  a Z-Bracket using SolidWorks sheet metal features, including the use of the Jog offset tool.

Lesson 1: Z-Bracket
Z-Bracket_SW2006.pdf (494KB)
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Lesson 2: Top Hat
Create a Top Hat from the Z-Bracket utilizing the Mirror feature.

Lesson 2: Top Hat
Top_Hat_SW2006.pdf (255KB)
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Note: The screen shots in these tutorials were made using SolidWorks 2006 running on Windows XP. If you are running a different version of SolidWorks or are using a different operating system, you may notice subtle differences in the appearance of the menus and windows. This tutorial requires Adobe Reader.

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