Automotive Sheet Metal Design using Siemens NX CAD

The Automotive Sheet Metal Design course provides an outline of the current Body in White (BIW) component design factors and detailed explanations about their significance to part function, cost, and reliability.

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  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical and Automotive Engineers with a good understanding of 3D modelling
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A Quick Overview

The Automotive Sheet Metal Design using NX CAD course provides an outline of the current Body in White (BiW) component design factors and detailed explanations about their significance to part function, cost, and reliability. In this course, the modern design methodology is examined, covering Design for Manufacturing and Assembly and how determining product end-use requirements is essential to creating successful contemporary products. 
Upon completion of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the physical and theoretical design factors that must be considered during the creation of first-rate BIW components. You can start your career as a design engineer in any sheet metal domain and with 2 to 3 years of experience, you can become a full-fledged BIW engineer.


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1Vehicle development cycle

This is an introductory session where students are introduced to the basics of automobiles along with different models of car bodies. Students will also learn about the different stages of vehicle development that a car will go through before reaching the customer. Students will also learn about the three years of development activity that precedes the development of an automotive model.

2Basics of Automotive Body in White

In this session, the student will be introduced to the basics of automotive BiW. The student will be introduced to the basics of steel and its properties in detail because steel is an important component used in the construction automobiles. The steps that are followed in the selection of the material will be discussed as well. Students will be given an introduction into cross-functional teams that exists in an organization, and the need to coordinate with them along with examples of master sections and 3D components of the parts for easy and clear understanding.


3Design Methodology of a Hood, Fender, Roof, Back Doors, and Side Doors

In this module, we will focus our attention on the Hood, Fender, Roof, Side doors, and Back doors. The design procedures for all the afore-mentioned parts can be summarized as follows.


  • Design Requirements
  • Functional Requirements
  • Regulations
  • Gap and Flushness Requirements
  • Safety Requirements


4Case study - Converting - Backdoor/Tailgate Inner Panel

In this module, we will present a real-life scenario where the effect of converting an inner panel from aluminium cast to the steel deep draw part is shown. Here is a quick summary of this case. The following design parameters were identified as critical and hence were fully described:


  • Seal surface width was the same as the aluminium liftgate
  • Tailgate outer parting was maintained as the same
  • Liftgate thickness was modified
  • Gap and flushness were maintained



When you enroll in this course, you will be able to clearly understand these design parameters and the decisions that were made. In this case study, the design guidelines were set through a series of CAE simulations.


5Design of key mechanism - Lock and Striker

In this module, you will study the anatomy of a Locker and Striker mechanism. In order to be a successful product development engineer, it is very important to understand in detail the development process and design requirements for even the smallest component.


6Process and challenges with supplier manufactured parts: Case study

In this module, we will look at two case studies. Both of these studies focus on supplier manufacturing practices. We will discuss the design challenges faced by two Asian Automotive suppliers and then go over the solution methodologies

Projects Overview

Project 1


In this particular project, you will be working on designing the inner panel of the hood, according to euro cap standards and ensuring that the designed part can be manufactured.

  • You will provide all the necessary reinforcements at the necessary regions and join the outer and inner panels using the proper joining methods.

  • You will also make sure that all the manufacturing requirements are being satisfied with the CAD parts that you design.


Project 2


In this particular project, you will be working on designing the drip area for the given fender, where you will make sure to follow certain dimensions that are required to be followed for the drip area.

  • In addition to that, you will also provide the necessary bead and other emboss to strengthen the component.

  • You will need to ensure that the output part meets all the tolerances that need to be satisfied for the deep drawing process.


Project 3


In this particular project, you will develop the ditch area and roof reinforcements.

  • You will also have to check if the roof passes the snow load criteria and heat distortion criteria.

  • The number of bow roof rails will also be calculated from the above calculation.


Project 4


 In this project, you will develop the inner panel of a tailgate by suggesting a tooling direction. While also ensuring that the inner panel clears the draft analysis

  • You will also develop all the necessary reinforcements for the tailgate design like hinge and latch reinforcements and gas stay reinforcements.

  • In addition to this, you will also develop the outer panel for the tailgate from the given skin data.



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  • This Automotive Sheet Metal Design course is beneficial for design engineers willing to work with NX software.
  • Freshers interested in the field of Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Anyone with a genuine interest in CAD
  • This course is well-suited for participants at all levels of experience.


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Siemens NX software is a flexible and powerful integrated solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently. NX delivers the next generation of design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Our instructors are industry experts who are working or have worked in Fortune 500 companies. We also partner with academicians who help us craft course content that will best help our students get recruited and start adding value for their organization from day one.
Our course content is pre-recorded. You will be given access to this content immediately after you have enrolled in our course. Alongside the course videos, you will also be given 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 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. Studying online courses on your own often comes with the problem of lacking motivation, our Technical Support Engineers will work with you to ensure that you complete the course work and start working in the domain of your interest.  

There are a number of ways through which you have your query answered.
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 solution, 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 also 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 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 complete the coursework. This is possible only because of the projects that you will complete as part of your curriculum, in your college you might have done one major and one minor project. But, 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 on, 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.

6What is Body in White (BIW)?

Body in White refers to the stage in the automobile manufacturing in which a car body's components have been joined together, using one or a combination of different techniques: welding, riveting, clinching, bonding, laser brazing, etc.


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