Automatically recognizes flanges, bends, lofted bends, ribs, form features and holes for selected 3D solids.
Accessing the Command
command bar: smconvert
menu bar: Sheet Metal | Convert to Sheet Metal
toolbar: Sheet Metal | Convert to Sheet Metal
ribbon: Sheet Metal | Create | Convert to Sheet Metal
Quad cursor menu: Sheet Metal | Convert to Sheet Metal
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select 3D solids or [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select a 3D solid or press Enter to include the entire model.)
Entities in set: 1
Select 3D solids or [Entire model] <Entire model>: (Select more 3D solids or right click.)
All solids in the entire model are analyzed and, if possible, converted to Sheet Metal bodies. The command recognizes sheet metal features (such as flanges and bends) in the input geometry. The body thickness of the sheet metal drawing is the criterium in case multiple solids are selected. Therefore selected bodies must have the same thickness, else an error message displays in the command window: "Could not convert the 3D solid to sheet metal. Recognized thickness is not equal the thickness of document: 5.000000 != 7.000000."
SmAssemblyExport - analyzes the assembly structure of the current drawing, executes the SmConvert and SmExport2d commands, and saves the resulting .dxf files with unfolding information in an output folder.
SmDelete - removes a bend or a junction by restoring a hard edge between two flanges; removes a flange with all the bends adjacent to it. The adjacent flanges are extended up to a junction configuration with the flange being deleted.
SmDissolve - removes sheet metal data from the selected faces.
SmFlangeBase - creates a base (initial) flange of a sheet metal part from a closed planar profile.
SmForm - converts a selected set of faces to a form feature.
SmParametrize - creates a consistent set of 3D constraints for a selected sheet metal part.
SmRepair - restores the 3D solid model of a sheet metal part by thickening one of its sides (all thickness faces become perpendicular to flange faces).