The Sheet Metal Design course was developed to demonstrate how to utilize the sheet metal feature and design functions within Solid Edge to create sheet metal parts which maintain the design intent even when changes are made to the material thickness or bend radius.

Intended Audience
Our Solid Edge Sheet Metal course is inviting to both CAD users and Non-CAD users alike. This includes both existing Solid Edge users on older versions as well as CAD users on different software. The course can either be stand alone or be taken after the Solid Edge Fundamentals course, bypassing the first portion of this course.

Expectations and Goals

  • Understand the Solid Edge user interface
  • Understand how to use reference planes
  • Create profiles and sketches
  • Create sheet metal parts using both modeling and sheet metal features
  • Effectively create and edit sheet metal features
  • Convert a solid model to a sheet metal model
  • Create flat patterns and sheet metal drawings

Course Schedule


Day Topics Covered



Solid Edge Interface

How to navigate inside of the Solid Edge software


Learning how to create and constrain parametric sketches


Constructing Base Features

Using the Tab, Flange and Cut feature tools

Moving Model Faces

Use Synchronous tools to manipulate model faces


Working with Face Relationships

Create controlling relationships between faces in a model

Sheet Metal Features

Creating flanges and using the bend and corner commands


Deformation Features

Learn to add sheet metal deformation features to a part

Emboss Features

Create and edit an Emboss feature


Creating Flat Patterns

Learn how to flatten sheet metal parts

Creating Blanks

Create a Blank Body and create sheet metal drawings

Solid Edge InterfaceCourse Outline

  • Sheet Metal Overview
  • Sketching
  • Base Features
  • Contour Flange
  • Flanges, Corners, and Bend Relief
  • Hem
  • Using Live Rules in Sheet Metal
  • Jog
  • Deformation Features
  • Modeling Synchronous and Ordered Features
  • Emboss Features
  • Creating Flat Patterns
  • Converting Sheet Metal Files
  • Creating Blanks