How can I make solid geometry in SheetMetal as below image?
Also I founded hidden config.pro that "allow_smd_solid_features yes" but I don't know what kind of menu is added or changed?
Nice find on the hidden feature! Unfortunately you never know when support for such options will be unsupported.
The only way I have been able to get solids into sheetmetal is to Switch to Part Solid in the Model>Operations tab. That is a drastic step, however, since it is not easily reversed.
The best solution (IMHO) is to create a next level assembly to add the solid to the sheetmetal. this is how I create inseparable assemblies where press-fit fasteners are installed. I tend to do some welding requirements at next level assemblies as well. This gives me good control over what I want on the fabrication drawing.
If you plan on thinning this to the sheet metal thickness later, however, you could look into the form features.
I'll have to look further into the hidden feature you found.
I have activated the option and I see nothing different. I wonder if this has to do with inheritance features(?)
I am not sure. I just found out this hidden config.pro
My question is how are you planning on manufacturing this in the end? I ask because, historically, Proe / Creo has ben centered around building how you would manufacture it. That's why you cannot make 'solids' in sheetmetal. In real life, sheetmetal is a constant thickness, period. If you want to add a mass to it like you've shown above, you make another part and join it to the sheetmetal by fasteners, welding, adhesives or whatever.
So the best way to do what you're showing would be to make two parts and assemble them together.
I tried the config option as well but didn't see what difference it made either. being a hidden option, it's going to be very hard to find any documentation on it.
If only we could have pre-perf and expanded metal materials, or even corrugate
Your logic is sound, Doug. The only thing I miss is "thinning" and realistic extrude limits.
However! You do have weld capabilities within a sheetmetal part, so in essence, you could require different material thicknesses.
Personally, I want to be able to add fasteners, as in PEM features within the part file so the file becomes an "inseparable assembly". From a PDM standpoint, this is highly desirable where one never manage the part below this completed fabrication level.
I know sheetmetal is a basic package and it does quite a bit of nice work. Having control over flat patterns is a real plus for manufacturability optimization.