Welcome to the Aerospace SheetMetal Design User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the Aerospace SheetMetal Design Version 5 product.

This overview provides the following information:

Aerospace SheetMetal Design in a Nutshell

The Aerospace Sheetmetal Design workbench provides an associative feature-based modeling, making it possible to design sheetmetal parts in concurrent engineering between an unfolded or folded part representation.

Aerospace Sheetmetal allows you to define a part using predefined features. Both folded geometry and flattened geometry can be computed from the feature specifications.

The Aerospace SheetMetal Design User's Guide has been designed to show you how to design aerospace sheet metal parts of varying levels of complexity.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. Therefore, we recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products. It also describes the general layout of V5 and the interoperability between workbenches.

You may also like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:
  • Part Design User's Guide: explains how to design precise 3D mechanical parts.
  • Generative Drafting User's Guide: explains how to generate drawings from 3D parts and assembly definitions.

Getting the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start reading and performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial.

Once you have finished, you should move on to the next sections, which explain how to handle more detailed capabilities of the product.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the Aerospace SheetMetal Design workbench will also certainly prove useful.


Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the online\aslug\samples folder. When samples belong to capabilities common to different SheetMetal products, those samples will be found in the online\cfysa\samples\SheetMetal folder. For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.