Basic Tutorials

1. Designing from scratch06:04 2. Rework an imported part05:23 3. Working with lofted bends of an imported model05:24 4. Creating a model with lofted bends02:22 5. Feature Coloring01:05 6. Batch Processing03:40 7. Making a parametric workbench - Part one07:04 8. Making a parametric workbench - Part two08:39 9. Making a parametric workbench - Part three02:19 10. Making a parametric workbench - Part four06:26 11. Parametrizing sheet metal parts01:48 12. Split thickness faces into regions01:08

Designing from scratch

This video demonstrates how to create a sheet metal part from scratch and then unfold it to export it to a CAM system.

Rework an imported part

In this tutorial, we'll investigate the creation of a sheet metal air box from an existing solid model.

Working with lofted bends of an imported model

In this tutorial, we will show how an airconditioning system is manufactured using assembly modeling and lofted bends.

Creating a model with lofted bends

In this tutorial, we will show how to work with lofted bends in BricsCAD Sheet Metal.

Feature Coloring

With feature coloring you can easily distinguish one sheet metal feature from another and visually validate your sheet metal parts. Each of the sheet metal features – flanges, bends, junctions and reliefs - has its own assigned color. You can easily re-set colors in the settings menu.

Batch Processing

Batch processes of sheet metal parts and assemblies can be automated in large numbers using a dedicated LISP API. This automation feature accomplishes tasks, such as producing families of sheet metal parts of different sizes. Example LISP scripts are included with BricsCAD.

Making a parametric workbench - Part one

In this tutorial series we're going to demonstrate how you can create a parametric workbench in sheetmetal.

Making a parametric workbench - Part two

Starting with the completed model of the sheetmetal bench from Part 1 we now add the parameters and constraints, which will allow us to drive our model

Making a parametric workbench - Part three

In the third part of this tutorial series we demonstrate how an Architectural Designer can make use of our bench to complete their design.

Making a parametric workbench - Part four

In the final part of this series, we take on the role of a sheetmetal fabricator to prepare our workbench for unfolding, then generate the flattened profiles.

Parametrizing sheet metal parts

Sheet Metal for BricsCAD adds new design intelligence by automatically placing 3D constraints within your model as you work. The result? Better dimensional control over your designs with the automated creation of these constraints.

Split thickness faces into regions

When using junction features in your designs, Sheet Metal for BricsCAD will allow you to split thickness faces into regions. Thus enhancing your ability to work with junction features.