Chapter 13. Sheet Metal Drawings

Chapter Objectives

Learn how to create sheet metal drawings

Learn about sheet metal gauges

Understand sheet metal terminology


This chapter explains how to create sheet metal drawings. Gauges for sheet metal are presented along with bend radii, flanges, tabs, reliefs, and flat patterns.

Sheet Metal Drawings

Figure 13-1 shows a 3D solid model of a sheet metal part and a dimensioned orthographic drawing of that part. The orthographic drawing was created from the 3D model. The following sections explain how to create the 3D sheet metal drawing.


Figure 13-1

EXERCISE 13-1 Creating a 3D Sheet ...

Get Engineering Design Graphics with Autodesk® Inventor® 2017 now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.