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Title: Sheet Metal Parts Operation Example
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Blog Entry: Making a multibody sheet metal part is easy and useful. Some reasons you would make this type of part is if you are working with different gauges and different materials of sheet metal within the same part. Also, if the bodies are within the same part, If you change a dimension or relation of one part, everything will change accordingly. This insures that your parts fit together when you are done with your design. Here’s an example of what a multibody sheet metal part looks like. This is a router table with a top and 4 legs: Sheet Metal Parts The router table is AISI 304 material while the legs are AISI 306. Also, the legs and the table top are different gauges. Let’s step through how you would create a part like this. I'm going to start at the step where the table top was created as a single body. To summarize, this was created as a profile sketch, extruded as a Base Flange/Tab, and then Edge Flanges were added to the sides. There's Also some holes added to the part: From the feature manager tree, we can see that there is one body in the Cut list, and one sheet-metal feature, as expected since this is a single body part. I'm going to start a sketch on one of the inside faces That will be the profile of one of the legs: Designing Note that the view has been sectioned so that we can make dimensions and relations to the profile of the table. I'm going to start at the step where the table top was created as a single body. To summarize, this was created as a Profile sketch, extruded as a Base Flange/Tab, and then Edge Flanges were added to the sides. There's also some holes added to the part: Sheet metal From the feature manager tree, we can see that there is one body in the Cut list, and one sheet-metal feature, as expected since this is a single body part.