Creating a Tab and Slot

To create a tab and slot:

  1. Open system_dir:\Users\Public\Public Documents\SOLIDWORKS\SOLIDWORKS 2018\samples\whatsnew\sheet metal\tab_and_slot.sldprt.
  2. Click Tab and Slot (Sheet Metal toolbar) or Insert > Sheet Metal > Tab and Slot.
  3. In the PropertyManager:
    1. Under Spacing, select Equal Spacing and set Number of Instances to 7.
    2. Under Tabs, set Length Tool_Smart_Dimensions_Relations.gif to 5mm, Height to Blind and Tab Height Value to 5mm.
  4. In the graphics area:
    1. Select the edge shown for the Tab Edge .

    2. Select the back face shown for the Slot Face .

  5. Click .