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Basic sheet metal part construction

Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 58 ✭✭
Hello all.
I haven't used sheet metal in Onshape before and wanted to ask how others would go about modeling this simple bent bracket? See attached sketch.

What route should I take to model this?  Will be using 1/16" Aluminum.
Thank you for having a look.


Best Answer


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,599
    Accepted Answer
    Assuming the positions of the holes are the most important factor, this is probably the best/easiest way to do it:

    BTW the last sketch was done on the flat pattern (tab on right of screen)
  • Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 58 ✭✭
    @NeilCooke you are so darn extremely helpful.  This one simple example is great.  Cheers mate.
  • nik_willmorenik_willmore Member Posts: 38 ✭✭
    edited November 11
    Also, more direct is a featurescript for shaped flanges:


    Oddly the example above in this thread I cannot view the magical sketch being used on an iPhone:

    Ah, the sketch exists within the sheet metal flat pattern screen that is inaccessible on mobile, which is why it can indeed magically operate on two orthogonal surfaces in one move.
  • Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 58 ✭✭
    edited November 12
    @nik_willmore True, I sent my my coworker Neil's above example and he couldn't view the last sketch on the flat pattern on his iPad. 

    @NeilCooke Will the sheet metal flat pattern eventually be able to be viewed on phones/ipads?

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,599
    @Marc_Miller - I don't know the answer to that. The answer will be yes, but not soon. It's not a trivial undertaking - all features that are in the side panel (sheet metal, configurations, BOMs) are all affected on mobile so it is important for many tasks. Creating an improvement request will be the best way to prioritize it.

  • Marc_MillerMarc_Miller Member Posts: 58 ✭✭
    Ok, thank you.
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