Hi everyone,

 

I am having difficulty in getting multiple sheet metal bodies to have their thicknesses be derived from a dimension or construction line in a sketch in the assembly. I am able to adapt the height, width & depth of the components when creating "equal" relations but have not managed to link the thicknesses to adapt when needed. Please can anyone assist me with this?

 

Thanks,

 

Leslie


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Last comment By: Deepak Gupta   Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:46:20 GMT
Re: How to drive multiple sheet metal parts from a sketch in the assembly?

If you're doing sheet metal I would suggest using the Excel Sheet Metal Gauge and picking the correct thickness from there by picking out the correct Sheet Metal Gauge..

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:38:27 GMT
Re: How to drive multiple sheet metal parts from a sketch in the assembly?

Hi John,

 

Thanks for the reply,having watched some Youtube videos, read some blogs and attempted to use the default tables in Soliwdworks, it appears as though I will need to edit all 23 parts within the assembly to change the gauge value? I am not too familiar with the gauge tables, is the above correct or is it possible to have all 23 parts update through a linked value?

By: Leslie Terry  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:48:41 GMT
Re: How to drive multiple sheet metal parts thicknesses from a sketch in the assembly?

Leslie Terry - Yes you can... You can link to the first thickness dimension.  When you're in the dimension dialog box you can always hit equal and then the dimension you want it equal to....

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:51:52 GMT
Re: How to drive multiple sheet metal parts thicknesses from a sketch in the assembly?

Thank you for the assistance John, can I perhaps ask you to take a look at the attached simple assembly? When I try to link the thickness of the part 3 to that of part 2, it asks for a value and does not accept the dimension name I am attempting to link it to? If you could advise what I am doing incorrectly it would be great!

By: Leslie Terry  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:03:25 GMT
Re: How to drive multiple sheet metal parts thicknesses from a sketch in the assembly?

When you go to extrude the part then you pick the sheet metal gauge....  What version of SW are you using?? I am on 2019 SP1...

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:23:59 GMT
Re: How to drive multiple sheet metal parts thicknesses from a sketch in the assembly?

Leslie Terry wrote:

 

Thank you for the assistance John, can I perhaps ask you to take a look at the attached simple assembly? When I try to link the thickness of the part 3 to that of part 2, it asks for a value and does not accept the dimension name I am attempting to link it to? If you could advise what I am doing incorrectly it would be great!

I would doubt if one can derive the thickness using sheet metal features in assembly as thickness is a global variable in the sheet metal part and can not be driven in context of assembly.

 

Try using this method if that works: Use extrude feature to create the base and then use convert to sheet metal tool to convert the part to sheet metal

By: Deepak Gupta  Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:46:20 GMT
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