solidworks >> Forming Tools

by steve.roberts » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 03:03:52 GMT

I have created some custom forming tools of typical embosses we use,
added them to the Feature Palette and placed them on some sheet metal
parts. Now, I want to make some minor changes to a couple of these
features, but can't figure out how to edit these? I understand that
you can "Edit Palette Item" for the master feature, but is there
anyway to edit features I have placed? The only thing I can figure out
is that I have to edit the master (or create a copy) and replace every
one on each part? Is there anyway to replace features or establish a
link prior to placement? Does anyone have a better way to approach
this requirement?

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Corey Scheich » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 03:29:42 GMT


If you double click the feature you will get all the dimensions to edit the
feature. Beyond this you have to edit and reinsert. Library features can
be disolved. I don't know if any of this changed in 2004.

Corey

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Richard Charney » Thu, 05 May 2005 00:54:07 GMT

Does anybody else have trouble placing forming tools on a sheet metal part?
It keeps on asking me if I want to make a 'Derived Part' when I place it on
my sheet metal part.

I'm using 2005 SP1.1

Richard

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Sean-Michael Adams » Thu, 05 May 2005 01:07:31 GMT

Hi Richard -

Are you pulling it off of the "forming tools" pallette or off of the
regular palette?

That might be an issue for these - something to confirm.

Later,

SMA

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by remy martin » Thu, 05 May 2005 01:09:44 GMT


Make sure folder is "checked" (rmb) as a forming tools folder.

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Richard Charney » Thu, 05 May 2005 04:53:09 GMT

That was it.

Thanks for your help.

Richard

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Twit » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:10:37 GMT

Has anyone out there had any luck with sheet metal forming tools on 2007
SP1? Every time I try to drag and drop a tool, I only manage to open
the feature part or insert as a body into the sheet metal part file.

Newly created tools (ie not-as-supplied by SWX) don't work either.

Driving me nuts...

Chris

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by matt » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:15:53 GMT


is the folder you are dragging from designated as a forming tool folder?
you have to RMB on it and select Forming Tools Folder

good luck.

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Twit » Thu, 12 Oct 2006 07:17:26 GMT


Ah. Missed out on that nugget of information.

Thanks, Matt!

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by JKimmel » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 10:31:15 GMT

Do sheet metal forming tools work in basic solidworks? If so, how?

Thanks,
--
John Kimmel
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
www.metalinnovations.com

"Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum." - When you have
their full attention in your grip, their hearts and minds will follow.

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Engineer » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 16:30:03 GMT

Yes it works with basic solidworks also.

You can search in help topics for getting the information. Also in the
deisgn library you can find some form tools already there for use.

check them also.


Regards

Deepak

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by G. De Angelis » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 21:01:34 GMT

Solidworks released it in v 2006. I have put a Power Point
presentation, made by Avelino Arochino, of Solidworks, on my Web Site
for you. I was present at his presentation at the Symposium in Lowell
Mass, this past Summer. You can get it at...
www.deangelistool.com/help/sheetmetal.zip

Good luck,

G. De Angelis
De Angelis Tool
Valhalla Grafix
www.deangelistool.com

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by JKimmel » Sun, 12 Nov 2006 06:24:00 GMT


Thanks, that had the information I needed. SW help didn't have the
information about saving as a "*.sldftp" file, and don't think that
basic Solidworks has a design library.
--
J Kimmel
XXXX@XXXXX.COM
www.metalinnovations.com

"Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum." - When you have
their full attention in your grip, their hearts and minds will follow.

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by Jerry Steiger » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 04:54:27 GMT


No, basic SolidWorks does have a design library. I've hardly ever used it
and they've changed locations and such since I did, so I can't help you find
it, but it is there, somewhere.

Jerry Steiger
Tripod Data Systems
"take the garbage out, dear"

solidworks >> Forming Tools

by kenneth » Tue, 14 Nov 2006 05:34:01 GMT

> Thanks, that had the information I needed. SW help didn't have the


turn on the "task pane", design library is the middle icon (stacked books).

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