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SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy
Course 2: Hole Patterns and Notches

SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns and Notches
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Editorial Review
Holes, patterns, and cutouts occur frequently in sheet metal parts and their creation is crucial to modeling these parts. "SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns and Notches” shows numerous methods to create the commonly used holes, punching shapes, and patterns. Learn how to create line, grid, arc, and BHC patterns. Maintain design intent of a hole pattern using a Fill Pattern. Learn how to use and customize the SolidWorks Design Library, allowing you to create and use standard shapes and even your own forming tools and special shapes for use on all your SolidWorks sheet metal parts. All technical illustrations and CAD models in this book were produced using SolidWorks 2006 and verified for SolidWorks 2007.

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5 StarsCadguy's Review, April 16, 2008
Reviewer: Dennis Bacon (Rocklin, CA)

At present I have just finished chapter 7 of course 2 and have to tell you that so far I've found the courses to be very informative and conclusive in regards to sheet metal applications in SolidWorks. When I noticed you applying equations right from the start I knew I was in for a treat. At this point I can't say that I've broken new ground (I have used s/w for 5 years now as my primary cad program and really made a science of it), but from what I've seen it's good to know that the methods I use are the same or similar as to what I've seen in these books. I do feel more confident now in knowing that what I've been doing is the same as others in the field and it is great to be able to review some things I had forgotten. I sure do wish I had this information available 5 years ago when I started with SolidWorks.

Prior to purchasing these books I did some research on the Sheet Metal Guy website in order to get a feel for what I could expect. The only conclusion one could come to is that you guys know what you a talking about so I made the purchase. When I started in sheet metal over 40 years ago I was using a slide rule, scribes, and dykem, for my calculations in order to solve what I thought were complex problems. Things have changed since then.

I'm excited and looking forward to starting chapter 8.

About the Authors
“SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns and Notches” 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. Learn more about the authors.

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