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Sheet Metal Modeling


Robust and economical, sheet metal provides an astonishing array of uses for mechanical design applications. Alibre Design has a dedicated sheet metal module with tools specific to this design process.

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Sheet Metal Modeling

Dedicated sheet metal tools

All the sheet metal tools are found in Alibre Design’s dedicated sheet metal module, bringing everything you need into one place.

Sheet Metal Tools

  • Tab

  • Contour Flange

  • Lofted flange

  • Flange

  • Sketch bend

  • Closed corner

  • Dimple

  • Cut

  • Corner chamfer

  • Corner round

  • Unbend

  • Rebend

  • Flat pattern

  • Convert to Sheet Metal

Lofted Transitions

Create complex transition parts using the Lofted Flange wizard. Rectangle-Rectangle, Rectangle-Circle, and Oval-Oval end conditions are supported, along with positioning and angle end conditions.

Flat Patterns

Create instant flat patterns with a single click. You can also unbend and rebend bends during the design process, and send flat patterns to a 2D drawing for output to fabrication.

Convert parts to sheet metal

Sometimes it’s easier to get the basic shape of your part or enclosure using regular part modeling tools. Other times, you may have an imported sheet metal part with no design history. In both cases, you can leverage Alibre Design’s sheet metal conversion wizard. Select which areas of the model should be bends, and the rips are automatically applied.

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Alibre Design is a feature rich 3D and 2D design program that's easy to learn and economical to own. It's powerful enough for your 5,000 part assembly and easy enough for your weekend project. See why Alibre Design is the smarter alternative to traditionally bloated, expensive 3D CAD packages with a free trial.

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