Browsing the Sheet Metal Catalog

This task explains how to browse the SheetMetal catalog. The catalog lets you store the available profiles, therefore providing a method to position the profile in the part. 

In the Generative Sheetmetal Design workbench, this command is available for the following functionalities:

  • cutout
  • bead
  • surface stamp
  • flanged cutout
  • curve stamp
  • louver
  • user stamp
  • corner relief.

Let's take an example with the Cutout functionality.

For more information on catalogs, refer to the Component Catalog Editor User's Guide.

For the Generative Sheetmetal Design workbench, open the NEWCutout2.CATPart document from the samples directory.


  1. Click Cutout .
    The Cutout dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Catalog .
    The Catalog Browser dialog box is displayed.

  3. If needed, browse to the directory where the stamp catalog is filed. In our example, we selected Aero_Sheetmetal_Cutout catalog.

  4. Double-click on UserFeature_family.

    The features available in the catalog are displayed.


  5. Select Slot_Contour and click OK to close the catalog browser.

  6. On the geometry, select the inputs needed to insert the feature:

    • Use Wall.1 as Reference plane,

    • Use the Flange vertex as Reference point,

    • Use an edge of Flange.1 as Reference axis.

  7. Click OK to insert the feature.

  8. Click OK again to create the cutout.