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July 6th, 2017

Creo Level 14: Advanced Pro SheetMetal

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Advanced Pro Sheetmetal

Course Duration: 16 hours

Tuition: $1,200 US

Similar Course A comparable course to this one is our Creo Sheetmetal course

Onsite Training: This and all Design-Engine courses are offered onsite at your facility. Call to speak to an account manager to arrange a class at 312.226.8339 today.

Overview: This is an advanced sheet metal course. Participants will be trained to work on items such as small battery contacts, aircraft mounting brackets, electronics enclosures, larger stove/oven components, or auto panels.

Similar Course: Creo Sheetmetal class instead of this Pro/SHEETMETAL

Onsite Training: This and all Design-Engine courses are offered onsite at your facility. Call to speak to an account manager to arrange a class at 312.226.8339 today.

Projects: Calculate the developed length of material needed. Pro/Sheetmetal accounts for bends of different radii and material thickness. Convert IGES file with inconsistent wall thickness and punch geometry into a Pro/Sheetmetal part ready for production. Curriculum can be combined with Pro/Surface tools for automobile sheet metal functions or for smaller battery contacts.

Prerequisites: Prior experience with Pro/Sheetmetal and a willingness to learn.


  • Set up Pro/Sheetmetal for team design efforts.
  • Bend allowance and developed length.
  • Punch and die reference parts.
  • Sheet metal bend tables.
  • Transition bends.
  • Xsec-driven bends and unbends.
  • Deformation areas.


  • Discuss differences between Notch Forms and Punch Forms.
  • Sheet metal design approach.
  • Discuss 2001 and Wildfire iconography.
  • Discuss K and Y factors and how to modify them for specific tooling or prototyping.
  • Discuss stretching due to deformation areas.
  • Create bend order tables that specify the order, bend radius, and bend angle used for manufacturing.


  • Layout and develop oven and stove component.
  • Create complex beryllium copper battery contact with bend on top of form feature.
  • Use bend table to control.
  • Use automatic Ordinate Dimensions on sheet metal component in drawings.
  • Design sheet metal parts defining the volume and support structures for the components of an assembly.

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Pro Engineer Pro Sheetmetal Level 2

“Pro E Training”, “Pro Engineer Training”, “Pro E Sheetmetal “, “Pro Sheetmetal Design”, “Creo Training”

*Please note that prices listed on this page are based upon pre-payment prior to the start of the class

About the Author

Bart Brejcha
As the main instructor for Design-engine Bart teaches many of the PTC Creo & the Solidworks Surfacing classes. When he is not developing new training material you will find him on motorcycles, bicycles or on a skateboard. He loves any kind of racing on two wheels.

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