Creates a consistent set of 3D constraints for a selected sheet metal part. Recognizes rectangular array of holes on flanges.
The command takes into account implicit constraints from the sheet metal features and ensures that the constraint system is not overdefined. Please note that for the best results, the sheet metal part should have a complete set of features, including flanges, bends, junctions and bend and corner reliefs.
Editing the constraints allows to obtain a series of similar sheet metal parts with different dimensions. Example of a fully parametrized sheet metal part (left) and different sets of parameters applied (center and right):
Accessing the Command
command bar: smparametrize
menu bar: Sheet Metal | Parametrize
toolbar: Sheet Metal | Parametrize
ribbon: Sheet Metal | 3D Constraints | Parametrize
Quad cursor menu: Sheet Metal | Parametrize
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select 3D solids to parametrize or [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select a sheet metal part or press Enter to parametrize all sheet metal parts in the drawing.)
Created 6 distance constraints
Created 3 fix constraints
Created 3 coincident constraints
Created 0 tangent constraints
Created 0 rigid set constraints
Total: 12 constraints and 0 array(s) created
The constraints can be edited in the Mechanical Browser panel.
MechanicalBrowserOpen - opens the Mechanical Browser panel.
SmConvert - automatically recognizes flanges, bends and lofted bends in a 3D solid.
SmExtrude - creates sheet metal part from a planar polyline by extruding it orthogonally to the plane of the polyline.
SmFlangeBase - creates a base (initial) flange of a sheet metal part from a closed 2D entity.
SmFlangeConnect - closes gaps between two arbitrarily oriented flanges.
SmFlangeEdge - creates one or more flanges to a sheet metal part by pulling one or more edges of an existing flange.
SmFlip - Swaps sides of a selected flange so that reference faces are on the other geometric side of the flange.
SmReliefCreate - makes proper corner and bend reliefs.