SolidWorks Tip: Holes in a Formed Cylinder

February 6, 2008 18 Comments »
SolidWorks Tip:  Holes in a Formed Cylinder

Cylinder_slotHere’s a SolidWorks Tip geared a little more towards the less experienced SolidWorks users out there.  I based this tip on a question I received from a student in the UK.  The question asked was if it was possible to extrude-cut a pattern of holes on a flat sheet then roll the sheet into a cylinder shape.  Click HERE to see the video that shows how to do this.

Thanks to Harald Bjorndalen for submitting the question.  Stay tuned….more to come!

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18 Comments

  1. Steve Calvert February 7, 2008 at 3:08 am -

    Way cool, Ricky. I love the videos.

    Steve

  2. Steve Calvert February 7, 2008 at 5:08 am -

    Way cool, Ricky. I love the videos.

    Steve

  3. hamed babaei February 7, 2008 at 8:42 pm -

    Hi
    please send me tutorials of solidworks
    the subject of tutorials : molding and welding and drawing
    thanks a lot

  4. hamed babaei February 7, 2008 at 10:42 pm -

    Hi
    please send me tutorials of solidworks
    the subject of tutorials : molding and welding and drawing
    thanks a lot

  5. Ricky Jordan February 8, 2008 at 6:06 pm -

    Hi Hamed,

    Everything I have is on this site. We'll see if some of the subjects you mentioned make it onto the site in the future.

    I recommend you check out the video tutorials at http://www.solidprofessor.com and http://www.inspirtech.com

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

  6. Ricky Jordan February 8, 2008 at 8:06 pm -

    Hi Hamed,

    Everything I have is on this site. We’ll see if some of the subjects you mentioned make it onto the site in the future.

    I recommend you check out the video tutorials at http://www.solidprofessor.com and http://www.inspirtech.com

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

  7. Irene February 12, 2008 at 6:59 am -

    Hi

    I am trying to cut multiple holes on a curved surface, perforated for ventilation in Solidworks. I do not want random holes. How do I create perforated holes that align straight on each angle. An example of what I'm trying to achieve is the MUJI Cd player
    http://swissmiss.typepad.com/weblog/2005/11/muji_cd_player.html

    Help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Irene

  8. Irene February 12, 2008 at 8:59 am -

    Hi

    I am trying to cut multiple holes on a curved surface, perforated for ventilation in Solidworks. I do not want random holes. How do I create perforated holes that align straight on each angle. An example of what I’m trying to achieve is the MUJI Cd player
    http://swissmiss.typepad.com/weblog/2005/11/muji_cd_player.html

    Help is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Irene

  9. Brian McElyea February 16, 2008 at 6:59 pm -

    Irene,

    You could easily create the pattern shown at the link you posted by creating a fill pattern of the hole, or by creating one of the spokes in a hole feature and then doing a circular pattern.

    Brian
    http://www.cadfanatic.com/

  10. Brian McElyea February 16, 2008 at 8:59 pm -

    Irene,

    You could easily create the pattern shown at the link you posted by creating a fill pattern of the hole, or by creating one of the spokes in a hole feature and then doing a circular pattern.

    Brian
    http://www.cadfanatic.com/

  11. carmenvertullo September 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm -

    I need to do just the oposite -
    all my cut holes/slots dimensions are on the modeled cylinder located radially.
    I then need to unfold the clyinder to get a flat pattern.
    No longer have round holes etc. – is there a way without starting in the flat?

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    great blogs great growth up thanks for sharing

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  14. Amar Sehmi February 7, 2010 at 1:47 am -

    Great tutorial. I'm going to start using this method to create rolled stents. Conical stents too :).
    Thanks!

  15. Jim McManus June 9, 2010 at 4:04 pm -

    I tried this technique but could not find the Sheet Metal Hole Pattern in the Design Library. I am pretty sure it is not there.

    I am using SW 2010.

  16. Noel Perez January 5, 2011 at 12:51 am -

    Hi Rick,

    Is there support for more complex hole types supported in SW2011?
    Great tutorial!

    Thanks,
    Noel

  17. Ricky Jordan January 20, 2011 at 3:14 am -

    Not that I am aware of. That area remains mainly as it was in SW2010.

    Ricky

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