# SolidWorks 2006 Tutorial

A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Solid Modeling David C. Planchard & Marie P. Planchard

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Project 1

LINKAGE Assembly Courtesy of Gears Educational Systems & SMC Corporation of America

Below are the desired outcomes and usage competencies based on the completion of Project 1. Desired Outcomes: • Usage Competencies: • • •

Create three parts: o AXLE.

Develop new parts. •

Establish a SolidWorks session.

o SHAFT-COLLAR. o FLATBAR. •

Develop an assembly:

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Model new features: Extruded Base, Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern.

Use the assembly process with the following Mates: Concentric, Coincident and Parallel.

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Notes:

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Copyrighted Material AXLE FLATBAR The AXLE rotates about its axis. How do you create a solid Extruded Base feature for the AXLE? • • Sketch a circular profile on the Front Plane. centered at the Origin. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Features are the building blocks that add or remove material. Copyrighted Material Axis FRONT Utilize the Extruded Base feature. The Extruded Base feature is centered on both sides of the Front Plane. The Extruded Base feature adds material. The Base feature is the foundation of the part. Extrude the sketch with the Mid Plane End Condition.5 Utilize symmetry. Keep the Base feature simple! The Base feature geometry for the AXLE is an extrusion. Start a new SolidWorks session. . The SolidWorks application is located in the Programs folder. Use features to create parts. Start a SolidWorks session. The Base feature is the first feature of the part. Extend the profile perpendicular (⊥) to the Front Plane. Create the AXLE part. The dimensions for the AXLE are determined from the other components in the LINKAGE assembly.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly AXLE Part The AXLE is a cylindrical steel rod. The AXLE supports the two FLATBAR parts.

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SolidWorks displays the Tip of the Day box. Read the Tip of the Day to obtain additional knowledge on SolidWorks.

Open a new part. Select File, New from the Main menu. There are two options for new documents: Novice and Advanced. Select the Advanced option. Select the Part document.
Activity: Start a SolidWorks Session Start a SolidWorks 2006 session.
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on the Windows Taskbar. . folder.

Click Start Click All Programs

Click the SolidWorks 2006

Click SolidWorks 2006 application. The SolidWorks program window opens. Note: Do not open a document.

Read the Tip of the Day dialog box.
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Click the Collapse arrow in the Task Pane to close the Tip of the Day. Note: If you do not see this screen, click the SolidWorks Resources icon on the right side of the Graphics window.

SolidWorks Resources

Click View. Click Task Pane to display the Task Pane on the right side.

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The SolidWorks 2006 Task Pane contains four options: • • • • SolidWorks Resources. Design Library. File Explorer.

PhotoWorks Items. Note: If PhotoWorks Items is not displayed, click Tools, Add-Ins from the Main menu. Check PhotoWorks. Click OK.

to Expand or Collapse the Task

Utilize the left/right arrows Pane options.

SolidWorks Resources contains the Getting Started menu, the Online Resources menu and the Tip of the Day.

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The Design Library includes entries for the Design Library, Toolbox and 3D ContentCentral. The Design Library contains the following folders: annotations, assemblies, features, forming tools parts routing and smart components.

To access the Design Library folders, click Add File Location , enter: C\Programs Files\SolidWorks\ data\design library. Click OK. File Explorer duplicates Windows Explorer in functionality.

PhotoWorks Items create photo-realistic images of SolidWorks models. PhotoWorks provides many professional rendering effects. PhotoWorks is based on the mental ray® rendering engine.

You will explore the options in SolidWorks Resources, Design Library, File Explorer and PhotoWorks as you use this book.

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There are two modes in the New SolidWorks Document dialog box: Novice and Advanced. The Novice option is the default option with three templates. The Advanced option contains access to more templates.

Create a new part. 6) Click File, New from the Main menu. Select Advanced Mode. 7) Click the Advanced button to display the New SolidWorks Document dialog box in Advanced mode.

Novice Mode

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The Templates tab is the default tab. Part is the default template from the New SolidWorks Document dialog box. Click OK.

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The positive Y-axis is vertical and point upward in the Front view. The FeatureManager contains a list of features.9 . and settings utilized in the part. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Main menu Standard Toolbar View Toolbar Show Display Pane CommandManager Copyrighted Material FeatureManager Origin Copyrighted Material View Port menu PAGE 1 . Part1 is displayed. View Toolbar and CommandManager are displayed above the Graphics window. Part1 is the new default part window name.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly User Interface and CommandManager The user interface combines the menus. Standard Toolbar. The positive X-axis is horizontal and points to the right of the Origin in the Front view. The Origin represents the intersection of the three default reference planes: Front Plane. The Main menu. toolbars and commands with graphic display and Microsoft Windows properties. Top Plane and Right Plane. The part Origin is displayed in blue in the center of the Graphics window. reference geometry.

Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 The CommandManager is divided into the Control Area and an expanded Toolbar. in the Main menu. A complete list of toolbars is displayed. Check CommandManager if required. Control the CommandManager display. Copyrighted Material Features Toolbar Control Area Features icon Selected Control Area Sketch icon Selected Copyrighted Material Sketch Toolbar The CommandManager is utilized in this text. The Features icon and Features Toolbar are selected by default in Part mode. Select individual toolbars from the toolbar list to display in the Graphics window. Right-click in the gray area to the right of the Help entry. Select a Control Area icon to display the corresponding toolbar. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Reposition toolbars by moving their drag handle.10 Drag Handle .

second) and are indicated in brackets [ ]. Millimeter dimensioning and decimal inch dimensioning are the two most common unit types specified for engineering parts and drawings. The primary units in this book are provided in IPS (inch. Enter additional commands through Shortcut keys and the Right Mouse button Pop-up menus. Millimeters Inches . individual toolbars and Main menus. Example: • • • Select Extruded Boss/Base in the CommandManager. Units are the measurement of physical quantities.11 The optional secondary units are provided in MMGS (millimeters. Extrude from the Main menu. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Options. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Select Insert. Boss/Base. Document Properties tab from the Main menu. pound. Various Detailing options are available depending on the selected standard. 10) Select ANSI from the Dimensioning standard drop down list. seconds). grams. Activity: AXLE Part Set the Document Properties. The Dimensioning Standard determines the display of dimension text. Select Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Enter commands from the CommandManager. arrows. symbols and spacing. 9) Click Tools.

Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. 12) Select 3 [2] for Length units Decimal places. Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin to create the circle. . 11) Click Units. 16) Click Sketch 17) 18) Click Circle Move the mouse pointer into the Graphics window. The cursor displays the Circle feedback symbol point of the circle is positioned at the Origin.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Illustrations are provided in both inches and millimeters. Click IPS [MMGS] for Unit System. The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol. 15) Click the Front Plane from the FeatureManager for the Sketch plane. The center 13) Select 0 [0] for Angular units Decimal places. Set the part units. 20) 21) Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . 19) Click the Origin of the circle. 14) Activity: AXLE Part-Extruded Base Feature Insert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature. Click a position to create the circle. from the Sketch toolbar. Click OK to set the document units.12 .

Copyrighted Material from the Sketch 25) 26) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify pop-up box.93] for Depth. 27) Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. Extrude the sketch to create the first feature. The Extrude PropertyManager is displayed.13 Fit the model to the Graphics window. . Enter . The diameter of the circle is .188 inches. The cursor displays the diameter feedback symbol. select UNDO . 23) Click the circumference of the circle. press the f key. Select Mid Plane for Direction 1 End Condition. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . To fit your sketch to the Graphics window. 24) Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Add a dimension. 29) 30) 31) Click OK from the Extrude PropertyManager. If your sketch is not correct. Click Features 28) Click Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar. 22) Click Smart Dimension toolbar.78] in the Modify dialog box. Enter 1. The dimension indicates the diameter of the circle.188 [4. 32) Press the f key. The circular sketch is centered at the Origin.375 [34.

Save As from the Main toolbar. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material . planes and other geometry that construct the part. 37) Double-click the SW-TUTORIAL2006 file folder. Extrude features add material. The Depth defines the distance. The Extrude1 feature name is displayed in the FeatureManager. 38) 39) 40) Organize parts into file folders. Extrude features require the following: • • • Sketch Plane. Enter AXLE ROD for the Description. SW-TUTORIAL2006 is the Save in file folder name.188 [4.14 . Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . The Sketch is a circle with the diameter of . Sketch. Click the Save button. The Depth is 1.93]. The file folder for this project is named: SWTUTORIAL-2006. Save all documents in the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 file folder. 35) 36) Click Create New Folder Enter SW-TUTORIAL-2006 for the file folder name. 33) Click File. The sketch plane is the Front Plane. The FeatureManager lists the features.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 The Extrude PropertyManager displays the parameters utilized to define the feature. The Mid Plane End Condition in the Direction 1 box extrudes the sketch equally on both sides of the sketch plane. Activity: AXLE Part-Save Save the part.375 [34.76]. Enter AXLE for the File name. Depth. 34) Double-click the MYDOCUMENTS file folder.

The FeatureManager displays no symbol before the Sketch name. . 42) Click Edit Color Standard toolbar.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Activity: AXLE Part-Edit Color Modify the color of the part. Example: Default Colors indicate the status of a sketch.15 Utilize Edit Color to control part and feature color. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Fully Defined: Has complete information. (Black). The FeatureManager displays a minus (-) symbol before the Sketch name. (Blue). SolidWorks utilizes default colors to indicate status of sketches and features. 41) Click the AXLE Part icon at the top of the FeatureManager. Sketches are: Under Defined: There is inadequate definition of the sketch. Copyrighted Material from the 43) Select a light yellow color from the Edit Color box. 44) Click OK from the Color And Optics PropertyManager.

The Isometric view displays the part in 3D with two equal projection angles. . 47) Click Front view from the Standard Views menu or from the View Port Menu. Orthographic projection is the process of projecting views onto parallel planes with ⊥ projectors. 46) Position the mouse pointer on an individual toolbar icon to receive a ToolTip. Top and Right side viewing planes. (Red). The What’s Wrong dialog box appears. 45) Click View. Toolbars.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Over Defined: Has duplicate dimensions. Standard Views from the Main menu. The Standard Views toolbar is displayed below the Main menu. The default reference planes are the Front.16 Activity: AXLE Part-Standard Views and View Modes Display the Standard Views toolbar. The FeatureManager displays a (+) symbol before the Sketch name. Display the Standard Views for the AXLE. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .

Display the various View modes. Drag upward to zoom in. Drag the mouse pointer up. 51) Click Zoom to Fit to display the full size of the part in the current window. The defined view fits to the current window. Click Pan . Right-click in the Graphics window area to display the zoom options. The model scrolls in the direction of the mouse.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly 48) Click Top view. . 49) Click Right view 50) Click Isometric view Copyrighted Material . Click the front circular edge. Drag downward to zoom out. Click Select. down. Use the computer keyboard arrow keys to rotate in 15-degree increments. Press the lower case z key to zoom out. Select two opposite corners of a rectangle to define the boundary of the view. left. 56) 57) Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .17 . Copyrighted Material 54) 55) Click Rotate . The selected geometry fills the current window. 53) Click Zoom In/Out . Drag the mouse pointer to rotate about the screen center. or right. Copyrighted Material . Press the upper case Z key to zoom in. 52) Click Zoom to Area . Right-click in the Graphics window. Click Zoom to Selection . View modes manipulate the model in the Graphics window.

Top. The View modes manipulate the model in the Graphics windows. Save the AXLE part. A red sketch is over defined. The Extruded feature required a Sketch plane. The AXLE part is complete. Utilize Zoom. Select the Part icon in the FeatureManager to change the color of the part. Click Isometric view from the Standard Views toolbar. The 2D circle was sketched centered at the Origin. The Extrude1 feature is symmetrical about the Front Plane. Sketch and Depth. A black sketch is fully defined. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Review the AXLE Part. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . A dimension defined the overall size of the sketch based on the dimensions of mating parts in the LINKAGE assembly. Color defines the sketch status. Extrude1 utilized the Mid Plane End Condition. The AXLE part utilized an Extruded Base feature. 60) Click Save . The Edit Color option modified the part color. The name of the feature is Extrude1. The default reference planes are the Front. Display the Isometric view. The AXLE Sketch plane was the Front Plane. and Right side viewing Planes. 59) Copyrighted Material .Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 58) Click Zoom to Fit Note: View modes remain active until deactivated from the View toolbar or unchecked from the pop-up menu. Pan and Rotate from the View toolbar. Utilize the center wheel of the mouse to Zoom In/Zoom Out and Rotate the model in the Graphics window.18 . A blue sketch is under defined. Utilize the Standard Views toolbar or the View Port menu in the lower left hand of the Graphics window to display the principle views of a part. The Extruded Base feature adds material.

Create the SHAFT-COLLAR part. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . 61) 62) Click File. Sketch a circle on the Front Plane centered at the Origin. The Extruded Cut feature requires a 2D circular profile. The Templates tab is the default tab. Utilize an Extruded Cut feature to create a hole. Utilize symmetry. Two SHAFT-COLLAR parts are used to position the two FLATBAR parts on the AXLE. The Extruded Base feature is centered on both sides of the Front Plane. Click OK. Extrude the sketch with the Mid Plane End Condition. Activity: SHAFT-COLLAR Part-Extruded Base Feature Create a new part. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material SHAFT-COLLAR Utilize the Extruded Base feature. The Depth Through All option extends the Extruded Cut feature from the front face through all existing geometry.19 . Part is the default template from the New SolidWorks Document dialog box. New from the Main Menu.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly SHAFT-COLLAR Part The SHAFT-COLLAR part is a hardened steel ring fastened to the AXLE part. The Extruded Base feature requires a 2D circular profile. The Extruded Cut feature removes material. Sketch a circle on the front face centered at the Origin.

68) Click Tools. Select 3 [2] for Length units Decimal places. 63) Click File.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Save the Part. 69) Select ANSI from the Dimensioning Standard list box. Click Save. 65) Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . . Enter SHAFT-COLLAR for File name. Save As from the Main menu. 70) 71) Click IPS [MMGS] for Unit System. 64) Select SW-TUTORIAL-2006 for file folder. Document Properties tab from the Main menu. Options. Enter SHAFT-COLLAR for Description. 72) 73) 74) Click OK to set the document units.20 66) 67) Set the dimension standard and part units. Click Units. Select 0 [0] for Angular units Decimal places.

75) Click the Front Plane from the FeatureManager for the Sketch plane. 77) Click the Origin . 85) Select Mid Plane for Direction1 End Condition. 78) Add a dimension.11] in the Modify dialog box. The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol.21 .4375 [11. Click OK from the Extrude PropertyManager. Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin. 86) Enter .35] for Depth. Enter . The diameter value .438. 79) Click Smart Dimension from the Sketch toolbar.4375 rounds to .SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Click Circle from the Sketch toolbar. 83) 84) Click Features Click Extruded Boss/Base toolbar. Note: Three decimal places are displayed. Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window. The black sketch is fully defined. 80) Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. The cursor displays the diameter feedback symbol. 76) Click Sketch Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. Click the circumference of the circle. from the Features 81) 82) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify popup box. Click a position to create the circle. Extrude the sketch to create the first feature.250 [6.

188 [4. 88) Click Isometric view Save the model. 92) Click Circle toolbar. 89) Click Save Copyrighted Material . Copyrighted Material from the Control from the Sketch Feedback Symbols 93) Click the Origin . Enter . . Activity: SHAFT-COLLAR Part-Extruded Cut Feature Insert a new sketch for the Extruded Cut feature. The cursor displays the Face feedback symbol.78] in the Modify dialog box. The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol. 96) Click Smart Dimension Sketch toolbar.22 . Copyrighted Material from the 97) 98) Click the circumference of the circle. Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window. 87) Press the f key. 99) 100) Click the Green Check mark pop-up box. 94) 95) Add a dimension. Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin. 90) Click the front circular face of the Extrude1 feature for the Sketch plane. 91) Click Sketch Area.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Fit the model to the Graphics window. Copyrighted Material in the Modify PAGE 1 . Click a position to create the circle.

35] in the Modify dialog box. Activity: SHAFT-COLLAR-Modify Dimensions and Edit Color Modify the dimensions. 111) Enter . 106) Double-click the . Click the from the Modify pop-up box. The Extrude Depth dimensions are displayed in blue. 112) Click Rebuild Green Check mark 113) Click OK Copyrighted Material from the Modify pop-up box. 105) Click Trimetric view. Return to the original dimensions.35] Depth dimension. from the Dimension PropertyManager.500 [12.500 [6. The Through All End Condition removes material from the Front Plane through the Extrude1 geometry.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert an Extruded Cut feature. Double-click the outside face of the SHAFT-COLLAR.70].35] Copyrighted Material Depth dimension. 110) Double-click the .250 [6. 103) Select Through All for Direction1 End Condition. 107) Enter . 101) Click Features 102) Click Extruded Cut Features toolbar.23 .250 [6. The Extruded Cut feature is named Cut-Extrude1. PAGE 1 . Copyrighted Material from the Modify pop-up The Extrude1 and Cut-Extrude1 features are modified. 104) Click OK Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. 109) Click the Green Check mark box. 108) Click Rebuild from the Modify pop-up box. Sketch dimensions are displayed in black. The Extrude1 dimensions are displayed. from the from the Cut-Extrude PropertyManager.

The SHAFT-COLLAR part is complete. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Review the SHAFT-COLLAR Part. The SHAFT-COLLAR utilized an Extruded Base feature. Sketch (color). 114) Click the SHAFT-COLLAR Part the top of the FeatureManager. Extrude. 118) Click Save . Keywords: Circle. The Extrude1 feature was symmetric about the Front Plane. Select Help. The Extruded Base feature adds material. Feature dimensions were modified. 117) Click OK Copyrighted Material icon at from the Standard toolbar. Extrude1 utilized the Mid Plane End Condition. The name of the feature was Extrude1. Extruded Base and Extruded Cut are available in Online Help.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Modify the part color. Additional details on Circle. An Extruded feature required a Sketch plane. from the Color And Optics PropertyManager. The SolidWorks Help Topics instructions for various commands. The Sketch plane was the Front Plane. Smart Dimensions. Modify. contains step-by-step Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Dimension. Sketch and Depth. SolidWorks Help topics. A dimension defined the overall size of the sketch. Modify. The 2D circle was sketched centered at the Origin. The Extruded Cut feature was named Cut-Extrude1. The Edit Color option was utilized to modify the part color. Sketch Color. Save the SHAFT-COLLAR part.24 . The Extruded Cut feature removed material to create the hole. 115) Click Edit Color 116) Select a light blue color from the Color and Optics PropertyManager. The Through All End Condition option created the CutExtrude1 feature.

. . 122) Enter rectangle.25 121) Click the Index tab. 123) Click Close to close the Help window. 119) Click Help from the Main menu. The description appears in the right window. 120) Select SolidWorks Help Topics Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly The Help icon appears in the dialog box or PropertyManager for each tool. Display Help for a rectangle.

∅. 127) Select the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 file folder. Utilize the Add Relations sketch tool to define a Midpoint geometric relation in the sketch. Create the FLATBAR part. A Linear Pattern creates an array of features in a specified direction. Part is the default template from the New SolidWorks Document dialog box. Save the part. Copyrighted Material from the Main menu. Click OK.5in apart. Activity: FLATBAR Part-Extruded Base Feature Create a new part. The FLATBAR contains nine. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 FLATBAR Part The FLATBAR part fastens to the AXLE. Utilize symmetry. 126) Click File.190in holes spaced 0. Copyrighted Material AXLE FLATBAR Copyrighted Material Origin Midpoint Relation Utilize a Linear Pattern to create the remaining holes. Save As from the Main menu.26 . New 125) The Templates tab is the default tab. The Extruded feature requires a 2D profile sketched on the Front Plane. Utilize an Extruded feature.060in stainless steel. The FLATBAR part is manufactured from . Utilize an Extruded Cut feature to create the first hole. Relations control the size and position of entities with constraints. Create the 2D profile centered about the Origin. 124) Click File.

Insert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature. Options. 131) Click Tools. 130) Click Save. 137) Click OK to set the document units. 138) Click Front Plane from the FeatureManager for the Sketch plane. 129) Enter FLAT BAR 9 HOLES for Description. from the Sketch toolbar. Set the dimension standard and part units. Document Properties tab from the Main menu. Release the mouse button to create the second point of the rectangle. 134) Click IPS [MMGS] for Unit System. 136) Select 0 [0] for Angular units Decimal places. 139) Click Sketch 140) Click Rectangle 141) Click the first point of the rectangle below and to the left of the Origin in the Graphics window. 132) Select ANSI from the Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Control Area.27 Second point . 143) Click Trim Entities Copyrighted Material from the Sketch toolbar. Trim the vertical lines. Dimensioning Standard list box. 135) Select 3 [2] for Length units Decimal places. 142) Drag the mouse pointer up and to the left of the Origin. 133) Click Units. First point PAGE 1 .SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly 128) Enter FLATBAR for File name.

Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 144) Click Power trim PropertyManager. The line is removed.28 . 148) Click OK Sketch the right 180 degree Tangent Arc. Two arcs and two lines are listed in the Properties Selected Entities box. The line is removed. 154) Drag the mouse pointer to the left and downward. 146) Drag the mouse to intersect the right vertical line. Copyrighted Material from the Trim PropertyManager. Drag the mouse to intersect the left vertical line. Release the mouse pointer. The selected geometry is displayed in green. 152) Click the bottom right endpoint to complete the arc. 151) Drag the mouse pointer to the right and downward. The geometry inside the window is selected. Sketch the left 180 degree Tangent Arc. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . 158) Drag the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the Graphics window. Copyrighted Material from the Trim 147) Click a position to the left of the left vertical line of the rectangle. 149) Click Tangent Arc 150) Click the top right endpoint of the top horizontal line. from the Sketch toolbar. 153) Click the top left endpoint of the top horizontal line. 156) Right-click Select Copyrighted Material in the Graphics 157) Click a position in the upper left corner of the Graphics window. 155) Click the bottom left endpoint to complete the arc. window. 145) Click a point to the right of the right vertical line of the rectangle. Select Geometry.

184) Click Save Activity: FLATBAR Part-Extruded Cut Feature Insert a new sketch for the Extruded-Cut. 182) Click OK from the Extrude PropertyManager. from the Control Area. Extrude the sketch to create the first feature. PAGE 1 . 185) Click the front face of the Extrude1 feature for the Sketch plane.35] in the Modify dialog box. The black from the Control Area.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 175) Click the right arc of the FLATBAR.250 [6. Copyrighted Material . 179) Click Features 180) Click Extruded Boss/Base Features toolbar.30 . Copyrighted Material from the Fit the model to the Graphics window. 187) Click Front view The process of placing the mouse pointer over an existing arc to locate its center point is call “wake up”. Display the Front view. Save the FLATBAR part. 176) Click a position diagonally to the right in the Graphics window. 177) Enter .060 [1. 183) Press the f key. 186) Click Sketch Copyrighted Material . 181) Enter . 178) Click the Green Check mark sketch is fully defined. Copyrighted Material .5] for Depth.

202) Click Save Copyrighted Material . 192) Click Smart Dimension 193) Click the circumference of the circle. 201) Click OK from the Cut-Extrude PropertyManager. 195) Enter . Do not click. 194) Click a position diagonally above and to the left of the circle in the Graphics window. 198) Click Features Area. Copyrighted Material from the Control from the 200) Select Through All for Direction1 End Condition. 190) Click the center point of the arc. The center point of the slot arc is displayed.83] in the Modify box. PAGE 1 . Save the FLATBAR part.190 [4. Insert an Extruded Cut feature. 199) Click Extruded Cut Features toolbar.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Center point of the arc Linkage Assembly Wake up the center point. Add a dimension.31 . 191) Click a position to the right of the center point to Copyrighted Material from the Sketch toolbar. 196) Click the Green Check mark 197) Click Isometric view Copyrighted Material . . create the circle. . 188) Click Circle 189) Place the mouse pointer on the left arc.

Instances are the number of occurrences of a feature. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Activity: FLATBAR Part-Linear Pattern Feature Create a Linear Pattern.70] for Spacing.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 The Cut-Extrude1 feature is displayed in the FeatureManager. 209) Expand FLATBAR. Copyrighted Material button if required. Save the FLATBAR part. . 207) The Direction arrow points to the right. Edge<1> is displayed in the Pattern Direction box for Direction1.32 . Click the Reverse Direction 208) Click the Features to Pattern box. 204) Click the top edge of the Extrude1 feature for Direction1. PAGE 1 . The blue Cut-Extrude1 feature is selected. 206) Enter 9 for Number of Instances. 212) Click Save Copyrighted Material from the Linear Pattern PropertyManager. 203) Click Linear Pattern Features toolbar. The FLATBAR part is complete. 210) Click Cut-Extrude1 from the FeatureManager.5 [12. 211) Click OK The LPattern1 feature is listed in the FeatureManager. 205) Enter 0. icon indicates that the Select Features by clicking their icon in the FeatureManager or selecting geometry in the Graphics window.

Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Mate Types Mates reflect the physical behavior of a component in an assembly. conical. or spherical face). The components in the LINKAGE assembly utilize Standard Mate types. Standard and Advanced Mates: The Mate Property Manager displays Standard Mate Types and Advanced Mate Types. Parallel: positions the selected geometry so they lie in the same direction and remain a constant distance apart. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Show popup dialog box. Concentric: positions the selected geometry so that they share the same center point. Undo and OK are displayed in the Pop-up toolbar. and planes so they share the same infinite line. There are two Mate Alignment options. Angle: positions the selected geometry at a specified angle between them. displays the Pop-up toolbar during the Mate options. The Standard Mate Types. Copyrighted Material The Mate. Positions two vertices so they touch. Coincident: positions selected faces. Review the Standard and Advanced Mates types. Distance: positions the selected geometry at a specified distance between them. The Aligned option positions the components so that the normal vectors from the selected faces point in the same direction. Aligned/Anti-Aligned. The Anti-Aligned option positions the components so that the normal vectors from the selected faces point in opposite directions. edges. The Standard Mate Types are: Standard Mate Types: Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Perpendicular: positions the selected geometry at 90º. Tangent: positions the selected items in a tangent mate (at least one selection must be a cylindrical.34 . Components are assembled with various Mate Types.

Copyrighted Material SolidWorks Help Topics list the rules governing Mate Type valid geometry. minimum value and maximum value. Gear: Positions two components to rotate relative to one another about selected axes. Specific combinations of geometry create valid Mates. The axis of rotation includes: cylindrical and conical faces.35 . and/or splines in a closed loop. two rolling cylinders. arcs. or point to a series of tangent extruded Cam faces. Gear components are not required for a Gear Mate. axes. Limit: Defines a range of motion for a Distance Mate or Angle Mate. Specify a starting value. A Symmetric Mate does not create a Mirrored Component.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Advanced Mates: The Advanced Mate Types are: Copyrighted Material Advanced Mate Types: Symmetric: Positions two selected entities to be symmetric about a plane or planar face. Cam: A cam-follower mate is a type of tangent or coincident mate. It positions a cylinder. The Cam profile is comprised of tangent lines. SolidWorks Help Topics also display Standard Mates by Entity. Example. plane. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . and linear edges. The valid geometry selection between components in a Coincident Mate is displayed in the Coincident Mate Combinations Table.

215) Double-click Assembly. 216) Click View. New from the Main menu. 219) Double-click the AIRCYLINDER assembly. Save the AIRCYLINDER assembly to the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder. Save all sub-assemblies and part references to the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Example: Utilize a Concentric Mate between the AXLE cylindrical face and the FLATBAR Extruded Cut (Hole). 217) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager. The AIRCYLINDER assembly is displayed in the Graphics window. Utilize a Coincident Mate between the SHAFTCOLLAR back face and the FLATBAR front flat face. The AIRCYLINDER assembly appears in the Graphics window. 221) Click File. 218) Select the CD Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . check Origins from the Main menu. Click the Select All button to check all components contained in the AIRCYLINDER assembly. Activity: AIRCYLINDER Assembly-Open and Save As option Open the AIRCYLINDER assembly.36 pneumatic components folder. 214) Click File. The LINKAGE assembly requires the AIRCYLINDER assembly. Click the References button. Click the Browse button from the Edit Referenced File Locations. . The AIRCYLINDER assembly is located on the SolidWorks Tutorial Multimedia CD in the pneumatic components folder. The Insert Component Copyrighted Material PropertyManager is displayed. Save As from the Main menu. Copy the AIRCYLINDER assembly with the Save As command. 222) Select SW-TUTORIAL-2006 for Save in folder. 220) Click the Origin to fix the AIRCYLINDER assembly in the Graphics window.

Copyrighted Material 224) Click OK from the Edit Referenced File Locations dialog box. Assemble the AXLE to the holes in the RodClevis. The AIRCYLINDER is the first component in the LINKAGE assembly and is fixed (f) to the LINKAGE assembly Origin. The (f) symbol is placed in front of the AIRCYLINDER name in the FeatureManager. 230) Click Isometric view Copyrighted Material . 226) Click Save. 227) Click the Plus assembly. Display the Isometric view. 228) Click RodClevis<1> from the FeatureManager.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly 223) Select the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder. Click YES. uncheck Origins from the Main menu. 229) Click View. Hide the Origins. Click OK from the Browse for Folder dialog box. 225) Enter LINKAGE for File name. Note: The RodClevis is displayed in green in the Graphics window. Display the RodClevis.37 . PAGE 1 . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material icon to expand the AIRCYLINDER The AIRCYLINDER assembly and its references are copied to the SWTUTORIAL-2006 folder.

Move the AXLE component. 238) Click Mate 237) Click Zoom to Area 239) Click the inside left hole face of the RodClevis. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material on the RodClevis and 233) Select All Files from the Files of type list. 241) Click the Green Check mark . The faces are displayed in the Mate Selections box. 231) Click Insert Component from the Assemblies toolbar. Insert a Concentric Mate. 235) Click a position to the left of the AIRCYLINDER assembly. 236) Click and drag a position in front of the RODCLEVIS. Enlarge the view. The Copyrighted Material from the Assembly toolbar. 234) Double-click AXLE from the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder. The AXLE is positioned concentric to the RodClevis hole. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .38 . 240) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. Concentric Mate type is selected by default.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Insert the AXLE part. 232) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager. The cursor displays the Face feedback symbol. the AXLE.

Utilize the UNDO button to begin the Mate command again. Click the Plus AIRCYLINDER assembly Expand the AXLE. 246) Right-click Clear Selections inside the pink Mate Selections box. The Mate Pop-up toolbar is displayed after selecting the two cylindrical faces. Click Clear Selections to remove all geometry from the Items Selected text box. . Do not position the mouse pointer near the edge of the face.39 . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Current Mate Flip Mate Alignment Undo Green Check Mark: Add/Finish Position the mouse pointer in the middle of the face to select the entire face. Display the Top view. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . The Mate Pop-up toolbar minimizes the time required to create a Standard Mate. icon in front of the AXLE part . icon in front of the LINKAGE assembly icon in front of the . 244) Click the Plus Copyrighted Material . 242) Click and drag the AXLE left to right.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Move the AXLE. perform one of the following actions: • • • Click the face or edge again to remove it from the Items Selected text box. 243) Click Top view Expand the LINKAGE assembly in the Graphics window. Right-click in the Graphics window. 245) Click the Plus Clear all sections from the Mate Selections box. If the wrong face or edge is selected. The AXLE translates in and out of the RodClevis holes.

247) Click the Front Plane of the AIRCYLINDER assembly from the FeatureManager. . 254) Click Insert Component 255) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material . 253) Click Save Activity: LINKAGE Assembly-Insert FLATBAR Part Insert the FLATBAR part.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Insert a Coincident Mate. 248) Click the Front Plane of the AXLE part from the FeatureManager. 251) Click Isometric view Display the Mates. PAGE 1 .40 . Display the Isometric view. Copyrighted Material in the 250) Click OK from the Mate PropertyManager. the Mate numbers will be in a different order. Save the LINKAGE assembly. Copyrighted Material from the Assemblies toolbar. The AXLE is centered in the RodClevis. 252) Click the Plus sign of the Mates in the FeatureManager. Note: If you delete a Mate and then recreate it. The Coincident Mate type is selected by default. The AIRCYLINDER Front Plane and the AXLE Front Plane are Coincident. Display the Mates in the FeatureManager to check that the components and the Mate Types correspond to the design intent. 249) Click the Green Check mark Mate pop-up box.

258) Click a position behind the left hole of the AXLE. Place the Component. 259) Click Zoom to Area on the AXLE and the left side of the FLATBAR to enlarge the view. Insert a Concentric Mate. 263) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Assembly toolbar. The FLATBAR translates and rotates along the AXLE.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly 256) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder. 268) Press the left arrow key 5 times to rotate the model. Move the FLATBAR. 264) Click the Green Check mark Fit the model to the Graphics window. The faces are displayed in the Mate Settings box. Copyrighted Material . 257) Double-click FLATBAR. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . The Concentric Mate type is selected by default. 262) Click the inside left hole face of the FLATBAR. 267) Click the front face of the FLATBAR. 266) Click and drag the FLATBAR. 269) Click the back face of the RodClevis.41 . 260) Click Mate 261) Right-click Clear Selections inside the pink Mate Selections box. Enlarge the view. 265) Press the f key. Insert a Coincident Mate.

Copyrighted Material . 272) Click Isometric view Insert the second FLATBAR. Copyrighted Material from the 276) Double-click FLATBAR. 281) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. Enlarge the view. 273) Click Insert Component Assemblies toolbar. . 277) Click a position to the left of the AIRCYLINDER. Copyrighted Material from the Assembly 280) Click the left inside hole face of the second FLATBAR. 274) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager. Insert a Concentric Mate. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . from the Mate PropertyManager. Press the f key to fit the model to the Graphics window. The faces are displayed in the Mate Selections box. 278) Click Zoom to Area on the second FLATBAR and the AXLE.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 270) Click the Green Check mark 271) Click OK Display the Isometric view.42 . 275) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW- TUTORIAL-2006 folder. 279) Click Mate toolbar. The Concentric Mate type is selected by default. 282) Click the Green Check mark from the Mate pop-up box to create the Concentric Mate.

Activity: LINKAGE Assembly-Insert SHAFT-COLLAR Part Insert the first SHAFT-COLLAR. PAGE 1 . 284) Click the back face of the second FLATBAR. 291) Click Parallel 292) Click the Green Check mark to create the Parallel Mate. 283) Press the left arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the model.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert a Coincident Mate. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material . . 294) Click Isometric view Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Assemblies toolbar. 293) Click OK from the Mate PropertyManager. 286) Click the front face of the RodClevis. 287) Click the Green Check mark Create a Parallel Mate. . Both FLATBAR parts move together.43 Move the two FLATBAR parts. 289) Click the top narrow face of the first FLATBAR. 285) Press the right arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the model and view the front face of the RodClevis. The Coincident Mate type is selected by default. 288) Press the Shift-z keys to Zoom in on the model. 290) Click the top narrow face of the second FLATBAR. . 295) Click and drag the second FLATBAR. 296) Click Insert Component 297) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager. The faces are displayed in the Mate Selections box.

306) Click the Green Check mark to create the Concentric Mate. 303) Click Mate 304) Click the inside hole face of the SHAFT-COLLAR. 309) Press the left arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the model to view the back face of the first FLATBAR. Enlarge the view. 311) Click the Green Check mark Copyrighted Material to create the Coincident Mate. 301) Click Zoom to Area . 300) Click a position to the right of the AXLE. 312) Click OK Display the Isometric view. Zoom-in on the SHAFT-COLLAR and the AXLE to enlarge the view.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 298) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW- TUTORIAL-2006 folder. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Assembly toolbar. Save the LINKAGE assembly. The Concentric Mate type is selected by default. 299) Double-click SHAFT-COLLAR. 310) Click the back face of the first FLATBAR. 313) Click Isometric view Copyrighted Material from the Mate PropertyManager.44 . PAGE 1 . 308) Click the front face of the SHAFT-COLLAR. . 305) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. 307) Press the Shift-z keys to Zoom in on the model. Insert a Coincident Mate. . 302) Click Save Insert a Concentric Mate.

322) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. Zoom-in on the second SHAFTCOLLAR and the AXLE to enlarge the view. Enlarge the view. 328) Click the back face of the second SHAFT- COLLAR. Copyrighted Material from the Assembly toolbar. 318) Click a position near the AXLE. 327) Press the left arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the model to view the back face of the second SHAFT-COLLAR. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material to from the Mate PropertyManager. 319) Click Zoom to Area . 317) Double-click SHAFT-COLLAR. 323) Click the Green Check mark to create the Concentric Mate. Insert a Concentric Mate. 329) Click OK . PAGE 1 . Insert a Coincident Mate.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert the second SHAFT-COLLAR 314) Click Insert Component 315) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager. 324) Press the f key to fit the model to the Graphics window. 316) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder. The Concentric Mate type is selected by default. 320) Click Mate 321) Click the inside hole face of the second SHAFT- COLLAR.45 326) Click the front face of the second FLATBAR. 325) Use the Shift-z keys to Zoom in on the front face of the second FLATBAR. Copyrighted Material from the Assemblies toolbar. Click the Green Check mark create the Coincident Mate.

333) Click View. The Simulation Toolbar contains four simulation tools: Linear Motor. 337) Click OK from the Rotary Motor PropertyManager. . SolidWorks Animator from the Main toolbar if required. Rotary Motor. 335) Click the FLATBAR front face. Activity: LINKAGE Assembly-Physical Simulation Insert a Rotary Motor Physical Simulation Tool. Simulation from the Main menu. A red Rotary Motor icon is displayed. springs and gravity on an assembly. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . file requires the SW Animator application. 334) Click Rotary Motor Copyrighted Material from the Simulation toolbar.47 336) Position the Velocity Slide bar in the middle of the Rotary Motor PropertyManager. Select Tools. Toolbars. The red Direction arrow points counterclockwise. Add-Ins. Note: Recording the simulation to an avi. The Physical Simulation tools are combined with Mates and Physical Dynamics to translate and rotate components in an assembly. Spring and Gravity.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Physical Simulation Tools The Physical Simulation tools represent the effects of motors.

340) Click Replay Simulation Copyrighted Material . 338) Click Calculate Simulation 339) Click OK to the warning message. “Model started in colliding position”. The FLATBAR rotates in a counterclockwise direction. The simulation continues and ignores the collisions. 341) Click Play Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Linear Assembly Physical Simulation Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Simulation toolbar.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Record the Simulation.48 . from the from the Animation Controller.

select end conditions and or options. Add Dimensions and Relations. • • • • Steps to create an Extruded Cut: Select the Sketch plane. Extends a sketch segment unit it is coincident with another entity. . Select the Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar. The Extruded is the first feature in a part.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Status of a Sketch: Three states are utilized in this Project: • • • Fully Defined: Has complete information. Over Defined: Has duplicate dimensions. Millimeter dimensioning and decimal inch dimensioning are the two types of common units specified for engineering parts and drawings. (Blue). Cuts begin as a 2D sketch and remove materials by extrusions. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Trim Entities: Deletes selected sketched geometry. Steps to create an Extruded Base/Boss: • • • • • Select the Sketch plane. Sketch the profile. Units: Used in the measurement of physical quantities. An Extruded Boss occurs after the first feature. (Black). Sketch the profile. Under Defined: There is inadequate definition of the sketch. Toolbars: The toolbar menus provide shortcuts enabling you to quickly access the most frequently used commands. Copyrighted Material Add Dimensions and Relations. Project Features Copyrighted Material Extruded Base/Boss: Use to add material by extrusions. Enter Depth. (Red). This is the opposite of the boss.52 Extruded Cut: Use to remove material from a solid.

Where: • • • a) Determine the radius of the AXLE in mm. Enter Distance between pattern instances. Enter Direction of the pattern. economics and history to calculate additional information about a project. science. h is the height. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . A Linear Patten requires the number of instances and the spacing between instances. r is the radius. Enter Number of pattern instances in each direction. Linear Pattern: A Linear Pattern repeats features or geometry in an array. Engineers and designers utilize mathematics. b) Determine the height of the AXLE in mm.53 . V = π r2 h. Enter Depth. Answers to questions are written in an engineering journal. Select Linear Pattern from the Feature toolbar. Optional: Pattern instances to skip.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly • • Select Extruded Cut from the Features toolbar. select end conditions and or options. 1. c) Calculate the Volume of the AXLE in mm3. Steps to create a Linear Pattern: • • • • • • Copyrighted Material Select the features to repeat. Volume of a cylinder is provided by the formula. Engineering Journal Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material V is volume.

a) Determine the mass of the AXLE in grams if the AXLE is manufactured from hardened steel. Where: • • • ρ is density. Density of a material is provided by the formula: ρ = m/V. Utilize the table above to determine the following questions: How many 1-3/8 inch AXLES can be cut from each steel rod? Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .007842 g/mm3.54 Twenty AXLE parts are required for a new assembly.00 \$24. The density of hardened steel is . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Harden Steel Rod (ø 3/16): Part Number: 23-123-1 23-123-2 23-123-3 Length: Cost: 1 ft 2 ft 3ft \$10. m is mass. What length of Harden Steel Rod should be purchased? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ .00 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 3. The material supplier catalog lists Harden Steel Rod in foot lengths.00 \$18.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 2. V is volume.

Air is a gas. the pressure. Robert Hooke (1635-1703). Along with his student. English scientist. V. • • P1 / P2 = V2 / V1 Copyrighted Material P1 x V1 = P2 x V2 Copyrighted Material Illustration of Boyle’s Law Courtesy of SMC Corporation of America The pressure in a closed container is doubled.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly 4.55 __________________________________________________________ . __________________________________________________________ Copyrighted Material __________________________________________________________ Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Boyle developed the air pump. natural philosopher and a founder of modern chemistry. P of a given mass of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume. How will the volume of air inside the container be modified? Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was an Irish born. Boyle utilized experiments and the scientific method to test his theories. Boyle’s Law states that with constant temperature. Research other contributions made by Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke that are utilized today.

black indicates a sketch is ___________ defined. 14. True or False. Explain the steps required to change part unit dimensions from inches to millimeters. 12. In an assembly.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Questions 1. Copyrighted Material 18. 7. Describe a part. 13. 8. each component has_______# degrees of freedom? Name them. 4. Identify how you incorporated design intent into the parts and assembly. Copyrighted Material 5. What is a Linear Pattern? Provide an example. Copyrighted Material 15. Describe the procedure to begin a new sketch. Describe an assembly or sub-assembly. 6. A fixed component cannot move in an assembly. red indicates a sketch is ___________ defined. What are Mates and why are they important in assembling components? 16. Provide an example. Explain the steps in starting a SolidWorks session. The sketch color. Identify the three default reference planes. 17. 10. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .56 . 9. 3. Define a relation. The sketch color. Review the Design Intent section in the Introduction. Describe the procedure to “wake up” a centerpoint. 2. The sketch color. blue indicates a sketch is ___________ defined. 11. Describe the differences between an Extruded-Base feature and an Extruded-Cut feature. What is the Base feature? Provide an example.

SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Exercises Exercise 1. Utilize a Linear Pattern for the five holes.5mm] Stainless Steel.500in on center. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material FLATBAR-3HOLE Exercise 1.5mm] Stainless Steel. Radius is . The FLATBAR–5HOLE part is manufactured from 0. • • Utilize the Front Plane for the Sketch Plane.190in. Use the following information: Holes are .060in [1. Create the FLATBAR-3HOLE part.1: FLATBAR-3HOLE. Copyrighted Material FLATBAR-5HOLE • • • Hole diameter is . Utilize a Linear Pattern for the three holes.250in.060in [1. • • • Utilize the Front Plane for the Sketch Plane.2: FLATBAR-5HOLE. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . The FLATBAR–3HOLE part is manufactured from 0.57 . Calculate the required dimensions for the FLATBAR5HOLE part. Create the FLATBAR-5HOLE part.

• • • Insert a Coincident Mate.59 • • • Insert the first FLATBAR-3HOLE part.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert a Coincident Mate. Insert a Concentric Mate. • • Insert the first SHAFT-COLLAR part. Insert a Coincident Mate. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Insert the second AXLE part. Insert a Concentric Mate. Note: The 2 FLATBAR-3HOLE parts move together. . • Insert a Parallel Mate between the 2 FLATBAR-3HOLE parts. Insert a Concentric Mate. Perform the same procedure for the second FLATBAR-3HOLE part.

Perform the same tasks to insert the other three required SHAFT-COLLAR parts. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Exercise 1.3b: LINKAGE-2 Assembly Simulation.60 . Record the Simulation. Play the Simulation. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Use the LINKAGE-2 assembly created in the previous exercise for the simulation • • • Apply a Rotary Motor to the front FLATBAR3HOLE.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 • • Insert a Coincident Mate.

Insert a Concentric Mate. Insert a Concentric Mate. Insert the second AXLE part. Create the ROCKER assembly. above the top plane. Insert the first AXLE part.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Exercise 1. The FLATBAR-3HOLE parts are linked together with the FLATBAR-5HOLE. Insert the second FLATBAR-3HOLE part. Insert a Coincident Mate. and 2 FLATBAR-3HOLE parts. Insert a Coincident Mate.61 The three parts rotate clockwise and counterclockwise. Insert a Concentric Mate. Create a ROCKER assembly. The FLATBAR-5HOLE is fixed to the Origin of the ROCKER assembly. Insert a Concentric Mate. • Insert the first FLATBAR-5HOLE part. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . • • • • • • • • • • • • Insert a Coincident Mate. 2 FLATBAR5HOLE parts. . Insert the first FLATBAR-3HOLE part.4a: ROCKER Assembly. The ROCKER assembly consists of 2 AXLE parts. Insert a Coincident Mate.

Insert a Concentric Mate. • • • • Apply a Rotary Motor to the left FLATBAR3HOLE in a counterclockwise direction.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 • • • Insert the second FLATBAR-5HOLE part. Note: The end holes of the second FLATBAR5HOLE are concentric with the end holes of the FLATBAR-3HOLE parts.4b: ROCKER Assemby Physical Simulation. Copyrighted Material ROCKER Assembly Physical Simulation Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Insert a Coincident Mate. Select Reciprocating Replay Select Play. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material . The Reciprocating Replay continuously plays the simulation from the beginning to the end and then from the end to the beginning. Exercise 1. Record the simulation. Create the ROCKER Physical Simulation.62 .