Advanced Sheet Metal Design using NXCAD

Advanced Sheet Metal Design for Mechanical Engineers

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  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical, Aerospace & Automotive Engineers
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A Quick Overview

Sheet Metal application provides an environment for the design of sheet metal parts used in machinery, enclosures, brackets, and other parts normally manufactured with a brake press. Siemens NX CAD sheet metal design software incorporates material and process information in sheet metal-specific modelling features: bends, flanges, tabs, cutouts, beads, dimples, louvres, corner and edge treatments, patterns, and other formable features. You can also quickly convert solid models to sheet metal components, and create sheet metal parts that enclose other components. More than 85% of sheet metal industries use NX CAD as a design tool. 

In this course, you will learn the sheet metal module of NX CAD [UG NX] software. At the end of this course, you will be able to implement sheet metal design constraints. You will also be able to easily create real-time industry models of sheet metals. 


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1Introduction to NX CAD Interface

In this module, you will learn how to create the sketches in NX CAD

  • Creation of lines, circles and squares
  • Specifying the dimensions
  • Pattern creation

2Introduction to Sheet Metal Modelling Interface

Understanding Tabs and Flanges

  • Contour flange
  • Advanced flange
  • Jog flange
  • Hem flange
  • Corners, closed corners, & overlapping corners in sheet metals

Adds a flange to an angle to a planar face and adds a bend between the two.

Creates a base feature by extruding a sketch along a vector, or adds material by sweeping a sketch along an edge or chain of edges.

Advanced flange


Lightning Cutouts

3Conversion Wizards for Solid to Sheet Metals

In this module, you will get a thorough understanding of:

  • Edge rip
  • Convert utility
  • Cleanup utility
  • Reliefs 
  • Face optimization 
  • Forming sheet metal from solid

4Stiffening Features in Sheet Metals

In this module, you will gain experience in:

    • Beads creation
    • Dimple creation
    • Emboss creation
    • Mirror features
    • Feature patterns

    5Creation of Flattening and Forming

    In this module, you will get an understanding of

      • Neutral file data
      • Surface extraction 
      • Adjacent and tangent face selections 
      • Flattening & Thickening 

      Projects Overview



      In this project, students will learn the basic features of the Sheet metal design domain. Students will understand the usage of tabs, flanges and bends.



      In this project, the student will create application-oriented features such as beads, hinge creations, hem flange creations.





      In this project, students will learn the applications of louvers in the creation of ventilation for electric casings. Students will also understand the importance of dimple creations in sheet metals in this project.





      Here you will learn how to create sheet metal enclosures for unconventional parts.



      In this project, students will develop the skills required for modelling 3D models by using 2D inputs. Students will also understand the applications of stiffening features in sheet metals.

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      • Students in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive engineering
      • Best suited for students, freshers and professionals looking to gain practical experience in sheet metal design


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      Frequently Asked Questions

      1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

      Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week. You will work on these assignments and have it evaluated by our technical support engineers. Apart from this, you will also work on industry-oriented projects that will improve your understanding of the various tools used in the industry and their underlying principles. 

      2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

      You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical, Aerospace or Automotive Engineering.

      3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

      Our team of dedicated technical support engineers are always available to answer any queries you might have when you are studying. They will also support you with the motivation that will help successfully complete the course.

      You can ask your questions by raising tickets from your student window screen, and a technical support engineer will respond and help you achieve conceptual clarity. If you did not understand the answer, you can request the technical engineer to share their screen with you and they will explain the areas that you find difficult. Apart from this, you can only send us an email, which we will respond to in under 24 hours. You can also call us at our helpline number - which will be provided once you have enrolled in a course. We also have group doubt clarification sessions, where you will interact with your fellow batchmates. This will allow you to understand the different ways your fellow batchmates are using to solve a question. Besides this you can also raise your queries through the Whatsapp number that will be made available to you.

      4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

      The course that you studied in college was designed years ago and does not take into account the current market trends or what the industry expects from the graduates. Our courses have been designed in consultation with industry experts and leading academicians. Skill-Lync courses are geared to help you find employment as soon as you are done with the coursework. This is possible through the projects that you complete as part of your curriculum, in your college you might have done one major and one minor project - each module in a Skill-Lync course has a corresponding project, and these projects are industry-oriented. Which means that if you were to look at the project that an engineer at a top OEM is working, it will be similar to a Skill-Lync project, the only difference being the scale of the project.

      Simply put - there's a world of a difference between what you have studied at your college and what you will get trained in when you study at Skill-Lync.

      5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

      You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Along with this, when you enroll in a Skill-Lync course you will get access to the Skill-Lync Student Success Team - who will ensure that you get placed at the end of your course. They will help you polish your resume, and help you properly present your projects on your LinkedIn and other external pages. They will also scour for any opportunity that you might be qualified for and help you apply for it. After which they will train you in all the possible variations of interview questions. The Student Success Team will also train you in tool tests, in which your comprehension of all the tools that you have studied in the duration of the course will be cemented along with the underlying principles. 

      6Is this industry relevant course?

      More than 85% of sheet metal industries use NX CAD as a design tool and this course is tailored to get you market-ready. The course structure is designed to walk you through the application of each step's features with concise explanations.

      7Is it possible to complete the course in less than the desired time frame?

      Yes, our support team can prepare a customised course plan to help you complete the course content in your expected time.

      8Can we work on any other projects than what is in the course content ?

      Yes, once you attempt all the challenges from the course work, we encourage you to try your own projects. Our support team will be happy to assist you in the selection of topics to work on individual projects.

      9Does this course consist of basic information about UG NX interface?

      Yes, the course content starts with a basic introduction to the GUI of NX CAD. 

      10Do I get access to the software?

      No, Skill-Lync will not be able to provide access to this software. 

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