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June 9th, 2018

Creo Level 7: SheetMetal

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Written by: Bart Brejcha
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Creo Sheetmetal pivot Bracket

Creo Sheet Metal Training

Course Duration: 16-24 hours

Tuition: $1,200-$1,800 USD

Overview: This comprehensive suite of Creo sheet metal design tools helps users create features such as walls, bends, punches, notches, forms, and relief features. Using a variety of  Y and K factor bend allowance calculations, designers can create flat patterns of the designs. The result is parametric, fully associative solid models of sheet metal parts and assemblies. Students have the option to customize this course to fit project requirements.

Projects: Several brackets, deep drawn form, and combination. Curriculum can be combined with Pro/Surface tools for automobile sheet metal functions or for smaller battery contacts to mating components such as sheet metal boxes to house a computer power supply.

Creo Sheetmetal, like Creo Parametic, allows flexibility in design. Changes are made and updated para metrically throughout the entire design process.

Prerequisites: 400 hours minimum experience with Creo and a willingness to learn.

Topics:

  • Basics of  Creo Sheetmetal.
  • Bends
  • Extruded walls
  • Swept walls
  • Reliefs, no Relief, Stretch, Rip, Rect, Obround
  • Rips
  • Hems
  • Bend, Unbend, and Bend-back.
  • Form features and making drawings with flattened geometries.

Discussion:

  • Discuss differences between Creo thin features and Creo Sheet metal.
  • Discuss designing sheet metal parts.
  • Flatten out the part to visualize design and manufacturing needs.
  • Make Drawings of the sheet metal part, incorporating Dimensions, Bend Order tables, Flat Patterns and fully designed parts.
  • Discuss order of feature creation.
  • Discuss why rips are important with respect to stretching.
  • Discuss warn out tooling and how to compensate using Bend Tables.
  • Discuss Wildfire to Creo 2.0 to Creo 5.0 iconography.  What’s new in Creo 5.0
  • Bringing into Creo IGES & STEP imports then covering those files into a Sheet Metal part in order to flatten. 
  • Manage the flattened state. 
  • Discuss modeling techniques such as starting out with non sheet metal models and converting to sheet metal later to take advantage of shell features.

Tutorials:

  • Layout and develop Pivot Bracket.  Aluminum bracket then add a Flat State instance.
  • Build another bracket with bends and extruded walls with a variety of challenges.
  • Model dust cover for back of computer using stamp (form features).
  • Create multiple parts that lock together such as a sheet metal computer power supply.
  • Convert an enclosure to sheet metal from a solid geometry and discuss a wide variety of convert tools.
  • There are 20+ models/ exercises for participants. 

Click To View Images:

Creo sketched form feature

Creo sketched form feature

 

This import is not ready to solidify nor will it convert to Creo Sheetmetal.

This import is not ready to solidify nor will it convert to Creo Sheetmetal.

 

 

“proe sheetmetal”, “Creo Sheetmetal Training”, “Pro E Sheetmetal”, “Pro Sheetmetal Design”, “Pro/E Training”, “Pro/Engineer sheetmetal”, “Pro sheet metal”, “Pro/Sheetmetal”

*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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