Working with Sheet Metal parts

Sheet metal fabrication has to follow rules. For bending operations, certain things are not allowed. For example, you can't fold material if you cannot cut the part in the flat pattern, and material comes in certain standard thicknesses.

It's entirely possible to construct sheet metal parts using solid modeling tools such as Extrude and Revolve, but working with specialized tools will eliminate steps, and because these tools work with styles, updating the style will update the part.

In this chapter, you will create different parts using Inventor's sheet metal tools. The operation of these tools is essentially similar to other solid modeling tools, so they should be easy to learn.

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