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Sheet Metal Guy Announces New SolidWorks Training Book

Cincinnati, OH, October 3, 2006 — Sheet Metal Guy, LLC announced its third book, “SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 3: Unfolding.” This third book in the series explains the sheet metal unfolding process of getting the correct flat pattern layout. Providing step by step instruction in the use of the SolidWorks 2007 sheet metal features, this book shows you how to setup your software to take full advantage of the sheet metal capabilities. For a limited time, advance orders will receive over 20% off of the list price.

By predefining your bend data in the tables, you will be much more confident with the flat pattern results. Consistency between users is assured when the data comes from a common company approved database. Sheet metal expert Joe Bucalo combines his knowledge with CAD expert Neil Bucalo to provide all the instruction you need to get the job done right. Develop the skills necessary to create and apply bend tables, material types, and gauge tables (sheet metal thickness). Learn the secrets behind setting up a k-factor table (this is not documented by SolidWorks)! Instruction is given to create your own sheet metal parts from scratch as well as how to import flat patterns from other CAD systems with help from today's knowledgeable professionals. Plus, take advantage of the many tips throughout, including when and how to override the default bend value and bend radius.

"Unfortunately, no one has ever explained to the typical user how to incorporate their standard bend allowance data into SolidWorks. Without this, the user struggles to model the part and get the correct flat pattern. One of the table formats isn’t even documented in the help file, so how is anyone supposed to figure out what to do with it?" said Joe Bucalo. "CAD users in job shops waste hours everyday trying to import customer data and then massage it to be the right part. Without an accurate flat pattern, you cannot produce a quality part. This is the most valuable book of the series."

"SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy" is written by Neil Bucalo and Joe Bucalo. Neil is a CAD expert, having over 14 years of experience using numerous CAD systems. He has a diverse background, including mechanical engineering, CAD/CAM consulting, support, training, and technical writing. Neil is a Certified SolidWorks Support Technician. Co-author Joe Bucalo has over 30 years experience in the sheet metal industry. Joe is the President and founder of Applied Production, Inc., a SolidWorks Solution Partner that develops software tools for sheet metal manufacturing, including ProFab and ProFold.

About Sheet Metal Guy, LLC
Sheet Metal Guy, LLC, located in Cincinnati, OH, was formed to
help increase the productivity of sheet metal fabrication designers and manufacturers through education. As a publisher of books and other materials, the company's primary focus is to provide high quality, cost effective training for the design and manufacture of sheet metal parts and assemblies. Sheet Metal Guy, LLC is focused on designing easy to understand, self-paced training books for all knowledge levels of 3D CAD software users. Additional company and product information is available on the company’s Web site,

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