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Lesson 1:

Basic Functionality
SolidWorks 2001 Teacher Guide

What is SolidWorks?
 SolidWorks is design automation software.

 In SolidWorks, you sketch ideas and experiment


with different designs to create 3D models.
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 SolidWorks is used by students, designers,


engineers and other professionals to produce
simple and complex parts, assemblies and
drawings.

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The SolidWorks Model
The SolidWorks model is made up of:
 Parts

 Assemblies
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 Drawings
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Drawing
Part

Assembly
Part

Drawing
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Features
 Features are
the building
blocks of the
part.
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 Features are
the shapes and
operations that
construct the
part.
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Examples of Shape Features


Base feature
 First feature in
part.
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 Created from a
2D sketch.

 Forms the
work piece to

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which other
features are
added.
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Examples of Shape Features
Boss feature
 Adds material
to part.
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 Created from
2D sketch.

 Must be
attached to the Boss features
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rest of the part.


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Examples of Shape Features


Cut feature
 Removes
material from
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part.

 Created from a
2D sketch.

 Must be Cut features

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attached to the
rest of the part.
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Examples of Shape Features
Hole feature
 Removes
material from
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part.
 Works like a
more
intelligent cut
feature. Hole features
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 Usually
corresponds to manufacturing process such as
counter-sink, thread, counter-bore.
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Examples of Operation Features


Fillet feature
Fillet features

 Used to round
off sharp
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edges.

 Can remove or
add material.
 Outside edge
Fillet features
(convex fillet)

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removes material.
 Inside edge (concave fillet) adds material.
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Examples of Operation Features
Chamfer
feature
 Similar to a
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fillet.

 Bevels an edge
rather than
rounding it.
Chamfer feature
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 Can remove or
add material.
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Sketched Features
 Shape features have sketches.

 Sketched features are built from 2D profiles.

Operation Features
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 Operation features do not have sketches.

 Applied directly to the work piece by selecting


edges or faces.

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To Create an Extruded Base Feature:
1. Select a sketch plane.

2. Sketch a 2D profile.

3. Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane.


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Sketch the 2D profile Extrude the sketch Resulting base feature


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To Create a Revolved Base Feature:


1. Select a sketch Centerline
plane.

2. Sketch a 2D
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profile.

3. Sketch a
centerline.

4. Revolve the

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sketch around
the centerline.
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Terminology: Document Window
Divided into two FeatureManager design tree
panels:
 Left panel contains
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the FeatureManager®
design tree.
 Lists the structure of the
part, assembly or Graphics Area
drawing.
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 Right panel contains the Graphics Area.


 Location to display, create, and modify a part, assembly or
drawing.
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Terminology: User Interface


Menu Bar
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Toolbars Drawing
document
window

Part
document
window

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Status bar
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Terminology: PropertyManager
PropertyManager
Confirmation Corner
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Preview
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Handle
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Terminology: Basic Geometry


 Axis - An implied Axis

centerline that
runs through
every cylindrical Plane
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feature.
 Plane - A flat 2D
surface. Origin

 Origin - The
point where the

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three default reference planes intersect. The
coordinates of the origin are:
(x = 0, y = 0, z = 0).
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Terminology: Basic Geometry
 Face – The
surface or “skin” Vertex Edge
of a part. Faces
can be flat or
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curved.
 Edge – The
boundary of a Edge

face. Edges can Faces

be straight or
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curved.
 Vertex – The corner where edges meet.
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Features and Commands


Base feature
 The Base feature is the first feature that is created.

 The Base feature is the foundation of the part.


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 The Base feature geometry for the box is an


extrusion.

 The extrusion is named Base-Extrude.

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Features and Commands
Features used to
build the box are:
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 Extruded Base feature


1. Base Feature 2. Fillet Feature
 Fillet feature

 Shell feature

 Extruded Cut feature


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3. Shell Feature 4. Cut Feature


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Features and Commands


To create the extruded base
feature for the box:
 Sketch a rectangular profile on a
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2D plane.

 Extrude the sketch.

 Extrusions are always perpendicular to the sketch


plane.

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Features and Commands
Fillet feature
 The fillet feature rounds the
edges or faces of a part.
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 Select the edges to be rounded.


Selecting a face rounds all the
Fillet
edges of that face.

 Specify the fillet radius.


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Features and Commands


Shell feature
 The shell feature removes
material from the selected face.
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 Using the shell feature creates a


hollow box from a solid box.

 Specify the wall thickness for the


shell feature.

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Features and Commands
To create the extruded cut
feature for the box:
1. Sketch the 2D circular profile.
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2. Extrude the 2D Sketch profile


perpendicular to the sketch
plane.
3. Enter Through All for the end
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condition.
4. The cut penetrates through the
entire part.
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Dimensions and Geometric


Relationships
 Specify dimensions and geometric relationships
between features and sketches.
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 Dimensions change the size and shape of the part.

 Mathematical relationships between dimensions


can be controlled by equations.

 Geometric relationships are the rules that control

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the behavior of sketch geometry.

 Geometric relationships help capture design intent.


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Dimensions
 Base-Extrude
depth = 50 mm

 Boss-Extrude
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depth = 25 mm

Mathematical relationship:
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 Boss-Extrude depth = Base-Extrude depth ÷ 2


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Geometric Relationships

Vertical
Horizontal
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Parallel

Intersection

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Tangent

Concentric Perpendicular
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To Start SolidWorks:
1. Click the Start button on Windows task bar.

2. Click Programs.

3. Click the SolidWorks 2001 folder.


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4. Click the SolidWorks 2001


application.
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The SolidWorks Window
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To Create a New File Using a
Document Template:
1. Click New on the Standard toolbar
2. Select a
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document
template:
 Part
Tutorial Tab
 Assembly
 Drawing
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Document Templates
 Document Templates control the units, grid, text,
and other settings for the model.

 The Tutorial document templates are required to


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complete the exercises in the SolidWorks 2001


Getting Started book.

 The templates are located in the Tutorial tab on the


New SolidWorks Document dialog box.

 Document properties are saved in templates.

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Document
Properties
 Accessed through
the Tools, Options
menu.
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Document properties
control many settings,
including:
 Units: English (inches) or Metric (millimeters)
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 Grid/Snap Settings
 Colors, Material Properties and Image Quality
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System Options
 Accessed through
the Tools, Options
menu.
 Allow you to
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customize your work


environment.
System options control:
 File locations

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 Performance
 Spin box increments
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Multiple Views of a Document
 Drag the
horizontal
and vertical
split con-
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trols to view
4 panes.

 Set the view


and display
options.
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Creating a 2D
Sketch: Sketch Tool

1. Select a sketch
plane. The default
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sketch plane is
Plane1. Sketch Origin
Rectangle Tool
2. Click Sketch
on the Sketch
toolbar.

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3. Click Rectangle on the Sketch Tools toolbar.

4. Move the pointer to the Sketch Origin.


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Creating a 2D
Sketch: Sketch Tool

5. Click the left


mouse button.
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6. Drag the pointer


Sketch Origin
up and to the Rectangle Tool
right.

7. Click the left


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mouse button
again.
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Adding Dimensions
 Dimensions specify the size of the model.

To create a dimension: Text Location


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1. Click Dimension on
the Sketch Relations
toolbar. 2D Geometry

2. Click the 2D geometry.

3. Click the text location.

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4. Enter the dimension
value.
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The 40-Minute Running
Start
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Features and Commands


Base Feature
 The first feature that is created.
 The foundation of the part.
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 The workpiece to which everything else is


attached.
 The base feature geometry for the box is an

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extrusion.
 The extrusion is named Base-Extrude.
 Tip: Keep the base feature simple.
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To Create an Extruded Base Feature:
1. Select a sketch plane.

2. Sketch a 2D profile.

3. Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane.


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Sketch the 2D profile Extrude the sketch Resulting base feature


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Features Used to Build Tutor1


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1. Base Extrude 2. Boss Extrude 3. Cut Extrude

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4. Fillets 5. Shell
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Extruded Boss Feature
 Adds material to the part.
 Requires a sketch.

Extruded Cut Feature


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 Removes material from the part.


 Requires a sketch.

Fillet Feature
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 Rounds the edges or faces of a part to a specified


radius.
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Shell Feature
 Removes material from the
selected face.

 Creates a hollow block from


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a solid block.

 Very useful for thin-walled,


plastic parts.
Shell Feature

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 You are required to specify a
wall thickness when using the shell feature.
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View Control
Magnify or reduce the view of a model in the
graphics area.
Zoom to Fit – displays the part so that it fills the
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current window.
Zoom to Area – zooms in on a portion of the view
that you select by dragging a bounding box.
Zoom In/Out – drag the pointer upward to zoom
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in. Drag the pointer downward to zoom out.


Zoom to Selection – the view zooms so that the
selected object fills the window.
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Display Modes
Illustrate the part in various display modes.
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Wireframe Hidden in Gray Hidden Lines Shaded
Removed
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Standard Views
Isometric
View
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Top View

Back View Left View Front View Right View


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Bottom View
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View Orientation
Changes the view display to correspond to
one of the standard view orientations.
Front Top
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Right Left

Bottom Back

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Isometric Normal To (selected
plane or planar face)
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View Orientation
The views most
commonly used
to describe a
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part are:
 Top View

 Front View

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 Right View

 Isometric View
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Default Planes
 Plane1, Plane2,
and Plane3

Correspond to the
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standard principle
drawing views:
 Plane1 = Front or
Back view
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 Plane2 = Top or Bottom view

 Plane3 = Right or Left view


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Isometric View
Displays the part with height, width, and
depth equally foreshortened.
 Pictorial rather than
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orthographic.

 Shows all three dimensions –


height, width, and depth.

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 Easier to visualize than
orthographic views.
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Section View
 Displays the internal structure
of a model.

 Requires a section cutting


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plane.

Section Plane
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The Status of a Sketch


 Under defined
 Additional dimensions or relations are
required.
 Under defined sketch entities are blue (by
default).
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 Fully defined
 No additional dimensions or relationships
are required.
 Fully defined sketch entities are black (by
default).

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 Over defined
 Contains conflicting dimensions or
relations, or both.
 Over defined sketch entities are red (by
default).
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Geometric Relations
 Geometric relations are the rules that control the
behavior of sketch geometry.

 Geometric relations help capture design intent.


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 Example: The sketched circle is


concentric with the circular edge
of the extruded boss feature.

 In a concentric relation, selected


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entities have the same center


point.
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Geometric Relations
 The SolidWorks default name for
circular geometry is an Arc#.

 SolidWorks treats circles as 360°


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arcs.

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Features Used to Build Tutor2


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1. Base Extrude 2. Fillet

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3. Shell 4. Cut Extrude
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Sketch for Cut Feature
 Sketch is composed of two curves.
 Convert Entities creates the outside curve.
 Offset Entities creates the inside curve.
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 Rather than drawing the outlines by hand, they are


“copied” from existing geometry.

 This technique is:


 Fast and easy– select the face and click the tool.
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 Accurate – sketch entities are “cloned” directly from existing


geometry.
 Intelligent – if the solid body changes shape, the sketch
updates. Automatically.
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Convert Entities
 Copies one or more curves into the active sketch
by projecting them onto the sketch plane.

 Curves can be:


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 Edges of faces
 Entities in other sketches

 Easy and fast


 Select the face or curve.


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Click the tool.
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To Create the Outside Curve:
1. Select the sketch plane.

2. Open a new sketch. Sketch Plane

3. Select the face or curves you


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want to convert. In this case,


select the face.

4. Click Convert Entities on


the Sketch toolbar.
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Creating the Outside Curve:


5. Outside edges of face are
copied into the active sketch.

6. Sketch is fully defined – no


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dimensions needed.

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To Create the Inside Curve:
1. Click Offset Entities on
the Sketch toolbar. The
PropertyManager opens.
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2. Select one of the converted


entities.

3. Move the cursor to the inside


of the converted entities.
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Creating the Inside Curve:


4. The system generates a preview
of the resulting offset. Because
the Chain option was selected,
the offset goes all the way around
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the contour.

5. Type the distance value. You can


do this by simply typing. The
pointer does not have to be inside the
PropertyManager.

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6. Press Enter. This updates the preview to reflect
the offset distance.
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Creating the Inside Curve:
7. Press Enter again (or click OK) to complete the
command.

8. The resulting sketch is fully defined.


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9. There is only one dimension. It


controls the offset distance.
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Tutor Assembly
The Tutor assem-
bly is comprised of
two parts:
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 Tutor1 (created in
Lesson 2)

 Tutor2 (created in
this lesson)

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Assembly Basics
 An assembly contains two or more parts.

 In an assembly, parts are referred to as


components.
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 Mates are relationships that align and fit


components together in an assembly.

 Components and their assembly are directly


related through file linking.
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 Changes in the components affect the assembly.

 Changes in the assembly affect the components.


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To create the Tutor assembly:


1. Open a new
assembly
document
template.
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2. Open
Tutor1.
3. Open
Tutor2.

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4. Tile the three
windows
horizontally.
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Creating the Tutor assembly:
5. Drag and
drop the part
icons into
the assembly
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document.
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Assembly Basics
 The first component placed into an
assembly is fixed.

 A fixed component cannot move.


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 If you want to move a fixed component,


you must Float (unfix) it first.

 Tutor1 is added to the FeatureManager design


tree with the symbol (f).

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 The symbol (f) indicates a fixed component.
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Assembly Basics
 Tutor2 is added to the FeatureManager
design tree with the symbol (-).

 The symbol (-) indicates an


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underdefined component.

 Tutor2 is free to move and rotate.


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Manipulating
Components
Move Component – translates
(moves) the selected
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component according to its


available degrees of freedom.

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Manipulating
Components
Rotate Component – rotates the
selected component according
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to its available degrees of


freedom.
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Degrees of Freedom: There are Six


 They describe
how an object is
free to move.
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 Translation
(movement)
along X, Y, and Z
axes.

 Rotation around

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X, Y, and Z axes.
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Mate Relationships
 Mates relationships align and fit together
components in an assembly.

 The Tutor assembly requires three mates to fully


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define it. The three mates are:

 Coincident between the top Edges


back edge of Tutor1 and the
edge of the lip on Tutor2.
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Tutor1

Tutor2
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Mate Relationships
 Second Mate: Coincident mate
between the right face of Tutor1
and the right face of Tutor2.
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 Third Mate: Coincident mate


between the top face of Tutor1 and
the top face of Tutor2.

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Mates and Degrees of Freedom
 The first mate
removes all but
two degrees of
freedom.
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 The remaining
degrees of
freedom are:
 Movement along the
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edge.
 Rotation around the edge.
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Mates and Degrees of Freedom


 The second mate removes one
more degree of freedom.

 The remaining degree of


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freedom is:
 Rotation around the edge.

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Mates and Degrees of Freedom
 The third mate removes last
degree of freedom.

 No remaining degrees of
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freedom.

 The assembly is fully defined.


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Additional Mate Relationships for


Exercises and Projects
 The switchplate requires two
fasteners.
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 Create the fastener.

 Create the switchplate-


fastener assembly.

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Additional Mate Relationships for
Exercises and Projects
 The switchplate-fastener assembly
requires three mates to be fully defined. The three
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mates are:

 First Mate: Concentric


mate between the
cylindrical face of the
fastener and the
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cylindrical face of the


switchplate. Faces
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Additional Mate Relationships for


Exercises and Projects
 Second Mate: Coincident Faces
mate between the flat
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circular back face of the


fastener and the flat
front face of the
switchplate.

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Additional Mate Relationships for
Exercises and Projects
 Third Mate: Parallel
mate between the flat Faces
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cut face of the


fastener and the flat
top face of the
switchplate.
 The switchplate-
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fastener assembly is
fully defined.
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Additional Mate Relationships for


Exercises and Projects
 The cdcase-storagebox assembly requires
three mates to be fully defined. The three mates are:
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 First Mate: Coincident


between the inside bottom
face of the storagebox
and the bottom face of the
cdcase.

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Faces
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Additional Mate Relationships for
Exercises and Projects
 Second Mate: Coincident
mate between the inside Inside back face
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back face of the


storagebox and the back
face of the cdcase.

Faces
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Additional Mate Relationships for


Exercises and Projects
 Third Mate: Distance mate
between the inside left face of
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the storagebox and the left


face of the cdcase.

 Distance = 1cm.
Faces
 Good job! Now, would you like
to do this 24 more times?

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 No!
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Local Component Pattern
 A local component pattern
is a pattern of components
in an assembly.
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 The local component


pattern copies the Seed
Component.

 The Seed Component in this


example is the cdcase.
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 This eliminates the work of adding and mating


each cdcase individually.
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To Create a Local Component


Pattern:
1. Click Insert,
Component
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Pattern.

2. Click Define your


own pattern.

3. Click Arrange in
straight lines.

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4. Click Next.
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Creating a Local Component Pattern:
5. Select the cdcase
as the Seed
Component.
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6. Select the front


edge of the storage
box for Along Edge/
Dim.

7. Spacing = 1cm
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8. Instances = 25

9. Click Finish.
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More to Explore: The Hole Wizard


What determines
the size of the
hole?
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 The size of the


fastener

 The desired amount


of clearance

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 Normal
 Close
 Loose
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Lesson 4:
Drawing Basics
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Engineering Drawings
Drawings communicate three things about
the objects they represent:
 Shape – Views communicate the shape of an
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object.

 Size – Dimensions communicate the size of an


object.

 Other information – Notes communicate non-

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graphic information about manufacturing
processes such as drill, ream, bore, paint, plate,
grind, heat treat, remove burrs, etc.
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Sample Engineering Drawing
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General Drawing Rules – Views


 The general characteristics of an object will
determine what views are required to describe its
shape.
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 Most objects can be described using three


properly selected views.
 Sometimes you can use fewer.
 However, sometimes more are needed.

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Drawing Views
Why do we need three
views?
 The Front and Top views of
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both parts are identical.

 The Right side view is


necessary to show the
characteristic shape.
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Drawing Views: When Three is not


Enough
 Three standard views do not fully describe the
shape of the cut-out in the angled face.
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Drawing Views: When Three is too
Many
 The Right side view is unnecessary.
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Dimensions
There are two kinds of
dimensions:
 Size dimensions – how big is
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the feature? Size Dimensions

 Location dimensions – where


is the feature?

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Location Dimensions
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General Drawing Rules – Dimensions
 For flat pieces, give
the thickness
dimensions in the
edge view, and all
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other dimensions in
the outline view.
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General Drawing Rules – Dimensions


 Dimension
features in
the view
where they
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can be seen
true size and
shape.

 Use diameter dimensions for circles.

 Use radial dimensions for arcs.

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General Drawing Rules – Dimensions
 Omit unnecessary dimensions.
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Dimension Guidelines – Appearance


 Place dimensions away from the profile lines.

 Allow space between individual dimensions.

 A gap must exist between the profile lines and the


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extension lines.

 The size and style of leader line, text, and arrows


should be consistent throughout the drawing.

 Display only the number of decimal places

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required for manufacturing precision.
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What is a Drawing Template?
 A Drawing Template is the foundation for drawing
information.

A drawing template specifies:


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 Sheet (paper) size

 Orientation - Landscape or Portrait

 Sheet Format
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 Borders
 Title block
 Data forms and tables such as bill of materials or revision
history
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Drawing Templates Choices in


SolidWorks
 Standard SolidWorks drawing template

 Tutorial drawing template


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 Custom template

 No template

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To Create a New Drawing Using a
Document Template:
1. Click New on the Standard toolbar
2. Click the
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Tutorial
tab.
Drawing Icon
3. Double-
Tutorial Tab
click the
drawing
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icon. Preview
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Sample Drawing Template
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Edit Sheet vs. Edit Sheet Format
There are two modes in the drawing:
 Edit Sheet
 This is the mode you use to make detailed drawings
 Used 99+% of the time
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 Add or modify views


 Add or modify dimensions
 Add or modify text notes

 Edit Sheet Format


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 Change the title block size and text headings


 Change the border
 Incorporate a company logo
 Add standard text that appears on every drawing
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Title Block
 Contains vital part and/or assembly information.

 Each company can have a unique version of a title


block.
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 Typical title block information includes:


Company name Material & Finish
Part number Tolerance
Part name Drawing scale
Drawing number Sheet size

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Revision number Revision block
Sheet number Drawn By/Checked By
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To Edit the Title Block:
1. Right-click in
the graphics
area, and
select Edit
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Sheet Format
from the
shortcut
menu.
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Editing the Title Block:
2. Zoom in on the
title block.
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Editing the Title Block:
3. Right-click the note that
says <COMPANY
NAME>, and select
Properties from the
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shortcut menu.
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Editing the Title Block:


4. Enter your school name
in the Note text area of
the dialog box.
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5. Set the text justification


to Center.
6. Select the Font button
to change the size and
style of the text font.

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7. Click OK.
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Editing the Title Block:
8. Position the
note so it is
centered in the
space.
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Tip: If you do not want


to change the
properties of the text
(its font, size, etc.),
only what it says,
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simply double-click the


text in the title block and edit it.
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Customizing the Part Name


Advanced Topic
 The name of the part or assembly shown on the
drawing changes with every new drawing.
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 It is not very efficient to have to edit the sheet


format and the title block each time you make a
new drawing.
 It would be nice if the title block would
automatically be filled in with the name of the part

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or assembly that is shown on the drawing.
 This can be done.
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Editing the Part Name:
Advanced Topic
1. Click Note on the
Annotation toolbar, or
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click Insert,
Annotations, Note.
2. Click the Link to
Property button .
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Editing the Part Name:


Advanced Topic
3. Choose SW-File Name
from the list of
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properties, and click


External model
reference.

4. Click OK to add the property.

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Editing the Part Name:
Advanced Topic
5. On the Properties
dialog, set any other
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text properties such as


justification, or font.
6. Click OK to apply the
changes and close the
dialog.
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Editing the Part Name:


Advanced Topic
7. Results.
Currently the title block
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shows the text of the


property. However, when
the first view is added to
the drawing, that text
will change to become
the file name of the referenced part or assembly.

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Switching to Edit Sheet Mode:
1. Right-click in
the graphics
area, and select
Edit Sheet from
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the shortcut
menu.
2. This is the
mode you must
be in when you
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make drawings.
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Detailing Options
Dimensioning Standards
 Dimensioning standards determine things such as
arrowhead style and dimension text position.
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 The Tutorial drawing template uses the


ISO standard.

 ISO stands for International


Organization for Standardization.

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 ISO is widely used in European
countries.
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Detailing Options
Dimensioning Standards
 ANSI is widely used in the United
States.
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 ANSI stands for American National


Standards Institute.

 Other standards include BSI (British Standards


Institution) and DIN (Deutsche Industries-Normen).
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 Customize the drawing template to use the ANSI


standard.
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Detailing Options
Setting the dimensioning standard:
1. Click Tools,
Options.
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2. Click the Document


Properties tab

3. Click Detailing.

4. Select ANSI from

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the Dimensioning
standard list.
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Detailing Options
Setting the dimension font:
1. Click Tools,
Options.
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2. Click the
Document
Properties tab

3. Click Dimensions.
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4. Click the Font button.

5. Make the desired changes and click OK.


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Saving a Custom Drawing Template:


1. Click File, Save As...

2. From the Save as type:


list, click Drawing
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Template.
The system automati-
cally jumps to the
directory where the
templates are
installed.

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3. Click to create a new folder.
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Saving a Custom Drawing Template:
4. Name the new folder
Custom.
5. Browse to the
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Custom folder.
6. Enter ANSI-MM-
SIZEA for the file
name.
7. Click Save.
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Drawing templates have the suffix *.drwdot


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Creating a Drawing – General


Procedure
1. Open the part or assembly you wish to detail.
2. Open a new drawing of the desired size.
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3. Add views. Usually three standard views plus any


specialized views such as detail, auxiliary, or
section views.
4. Insert the dimensions and arrange the dimensions
on the drawing.

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5. Add additional sheets, views and/or notes if
required.
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To Create Three Standard Views:
1. Click Standard 3
Drawing View 2
Views .
Drawing View 3
2. Select Tutor1
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from the Window Drawing View 1

menu.

3. Click the graphics


area of the part
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The drawing window


reappears with the three views of the selected
part.
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Working with Drawing Views


 To select a view, click the view boundary. The view
boundary is displayed in green.

 Drawing views 2 and 3 are aligned with view 1.


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 Drag Drawing View1 (Front). Drawing View 2 (Top)


and Drawing View 3 (Right) move, staying aligned
to Drawing View1.

 Drawing View 3 can only be dragged left or right.

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 Drawing View 2 can only be dragged up or down.
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Working with Drawing Views
 Hidden line representation.
 Hidden in Gray is usually used in
orthographic views.
 Hidden Lines Removed is usually
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used in isometric views.

 Tangent edge display.


 Right-click inside the view border.
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 Select Tangent Edges, Tangent


Edges Removed from the shortcut
menu.
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Dimensioning Drawings
 The dimensions used to create the part can be
imported into the drawing.

 Dimensions can be added manually using the


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Dimension tool .

Associativity
 Changing the values of imported dimensions will
change the part.

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 You cannot change the values of manually
inserted dimensions.
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To Import Dimensions
into the Drawing:
1. Click Model Items on the
Annotation toolbar, or click
Insert, Model Items.
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2. Click the Dimensions check


box.

3. Click the Import items into all


views check box.
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4. Click OK.
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Manipulating Dimensions
 Moving dimensions:
 Click the dimension text.
 Drag the dimension to the desired location.
 To move a dimension into a different view, press and hold the
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Shift key while you drag it.

 Deleting dimensions:
 Click the dimension text, and then press the Delete key.

 Flipping the arrows:


 Click the dimension text.


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A green dot appears on the dimension
arrows.
 Click the dot to flip the arrows in or out.
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Finish the Drawing
 Position the
views.

 Arrange the
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dimensions by
dragging them.

 Set hidden line


removal and
tangent edge
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display.
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Associativity
 Changing a dimension on the
drawing changes the model
 Double-click the dimension text.
 Enter a new value.
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 Rebuild.

 Open the part. The part reflects


the new value.

 Open the assembly. The


assembly also reflects the new

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value.
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Multi-sheet Drawings
Drawings can contain more than one sheet.
 The first drawing sheet contains Tutor1.

 The second drawing sheet contains the Tutor


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assembly.

 Use the B-size landscape (11” x 17”) drawing


Sheet Format.
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 Add 3 standard views.

 Add an Isometric view of the assembly. The


Isometric view is a named view.
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Named Views
 A named view shows the part or assembly in a
specific orientation.

 Examples of named views are:


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 Standard Views such as Front, Top or Isometric view.


 User-defined view orientations that were created in the part or
assembly.
 The current view in a part or assembly.
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To Insert a Named View:


1. Click Named View , or click Insert, Drawing
View, Named View.

2. Click inside the border of an existing


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view.
Important: Do not click directly on
one of the parts in the assembly.
Doing so will create a named view of
that specific part.

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Inserting a Named View:
3. A list of named views appears in
the PropertyManager.
Select the desired view, in this
case, Isometric, from the list.
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4. Place the view in the desired


location on the drawing.
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Specialized Views
Detail View – used to show
enlarged view of something.

1. Click , or click Insert,


Drawing View, Detail.
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2. Sketch a circle in the


“source” view.
3. Position the view on
drawing.
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4. Edit the label to change scale.


5. Import dimensions or drag them into view.
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Specialized Views
Section View – used to show internal
aspects of object.

1. Click , or click Insert


Drawing View, Section.
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2. Sketch line in the “source”


view.

3. Position the view on drawing.

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4. Section view is automatically crosshatched.

5. Double-click section line to reverse arrows.


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Families of Parts
 Many times parts
come in a variety
of sizes.
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 This is called a
family of parts.

 It is not efficient to
build each version
individually.

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 Design Tables
simplify making families of parts.
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Design Table Overview
 Design Tables are used to create different
configurations of a part.

 What is a Configuration?
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 A configuration is a way to create a family of similar parts


within one file.
 Each configuration represents one version of the part.

 Design Tables automatically change the


dimensions and features of an existing part to
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create multiple configurations. The configurations


control the size and shape of a part.
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Design Table Overview


 Design Tables can Center hole suppressed
control the state of
a feature.
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 The state of a
feature can be
suppressed or
unsuppressed (also
called resolved). A suppressed feature is not
rebuilt or displayed.

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 Design Tables requires Microsoft Excel
application.
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Design Tables Require:
Dimension and/or Feature names
or special keywords
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Configuration names Values

Tip: Rename features and dimensions before


creating a design table.
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Rename Features and Dimensions


 Feature and Dimension names used in a Design
Table should be renamed to better describe their
function.
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 Which is easier to understand?


 D1@Cut-Extrude1
 Width@Oval_Slot

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To Rename a Feature:
1. Click-pause-click on Base-
Extrude in the FeatureManager
design tree (do not double-click).
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Tip: Instead of the click-pause-click


technique, you can select the feature, and
then press the function key F2.

2. The feature name is highlighted in


blue, ready to be edited.
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3. Type the new name, Box, and press Enter.


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Rename the Other Features Used in


the Design Table
 Rename Boss-Extrude1 to Knob.

 Rename Cut-Extrude1 to
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Hole_in_knob.
 Rename Fillet1 to
Outside_corners.

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To Display Feature Dimensions:
 Right-click the
Annotations
folder, and
select Show
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Feature
Dimensions
from the
shortcut
menu.
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To Hide All the Feature


Dimensions for a
Selected Feature:
 Right-click the feature in the
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FeatureManager design tree,


and select Hide All Dimensions
from the shortcut menu.

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To Hide Individual Dimensions:
 Right-click the
dimension, and
select Hide from
the shortcut
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menu.
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To Display Dimension Names:


1. Click Tools,
Options.

2. Click General
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on the System
Options tab.

3. Click Show
dimension
names.

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4. Click OK.
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To Rename a Dimension:
1. Display the dimension.
 Either double-click the
feature to display its
dimensions.
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 Or, right-click the


Annotations folder, and
select Show Feature
Dimensions.

2. Right-click the 70mm


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diameter dimension,
and select Properties
from the shortcut
menu.
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Renaming Dimensions:
3. In the Dimension Properties
dialog box, select the text in
the Name box and type in a
new name, knob_dia.
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knob_dia@Sketch2 is
automatically displayed in the
Full Name box.

4. Click OK.

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Rename these Dimensions:
 Height of the box to
box_height.
 Width of the box to
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box_width.
 Diameter of the hole
in the knob to
hole_dia.
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 Radius of outside
corners to
fillet_radius.
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Design Intent
 The depth of the Knob
should always be equal to
the depth of the Box (the
base feature).
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 The Knob should always


be centered on the Box.

 Dimensions alone are not


always the best way to
capture design intent.

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Linking Values
 The Link Values command relates dimensions to
each other through shared variable names.

 If the value of one linked dimension is modified,


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then all of the linked dimensions are modified.

 Link Values is excellent for making feature


dimensions equal to each other.

 This is an important tool for capturing design


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intent.
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Examples of Uses for Link Values


 The thickness
of the square
and the two
tabs is always
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equal.

 The width of
both slots is
always equal.

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Link the Depth of the Box to the
Depth of the Knob:
1. Display the
dimensions.
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2. Right-click on
the depth
dimension for
the Box, and
select Link
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Values from the


shortcut menu.
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Linking the Box to the Knob:


3. Type Depth in the
Name text box and
then click OK.
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4. Right-click on the
depth dimension for the
Knob, and select Link
Values from the shortcut
menu.

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Linking the Box to the Knob:
5. Select Depth
from the list, and
click OK.
6. Both dimensions
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have the same name and value.


7. Rebuild the part to
update the geometry.
Tip: Use the CTRL key to select
several dimensions at the same
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time and link them in one step.


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Geometric Relations
Relate geometry through physical
relationships such as:
 Concentric
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 Coradial

 Midpoint

 Equal

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 Collinear

 Coincident
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Examples of Geometric Relations
 The Sketch Fillet tool
automatically creates
one radial dimension
and 3 Equal relations.
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 Changing the dimension


changes all 4 fillets.

 This technique is better


than having 4 radial
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dimensions.
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Examples of Geometric Relations


 Two features.

 Making the circle


for the boss
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Coradial with the


edge of the base
ensures that the
boss will always be
the correct size
regardless of how Or

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the base changes.
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To Center the Knob on the Box:
1. Right-click the Knob
feature, and select Edit
Sketch from the
shortcut menu.
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Centering the Knob on the Box:


2. Delete the linear
dimensions.

3. Notice the circle is blue,


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indicating it is under
defined.

4. Drag the circle to one side.


Without dimensions to
locate it, it is free to move.

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5. Click , and sketch a
diagonal Centerline.
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Centering the Knob on the Box:
6. Click Add Relations .

7. Select the centerline and the


point at the center of the circle.
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 Note: If the centerline is still


highlighted when the Add Geometric
Relations dialog box opens, the line
will automatically appear in the
Selected Entities list and you do not
have to select it again.
 If you select the wrong entity, right-
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click in the graphics area, and select


Clear Selections.
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Centering the Knob on the Box:


8. Click Midpoint, and then
click Apply and Close.

9. The circle will now stay


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centered on the Box


feature.

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Centering the Knob on the Box:
10. Click Rebuild to exit
the sketch and rebuild
the part.
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To Insert a New Design Table:


1. Position the part in the lower right hand corner of
the graphics area

2. Click Tools, Options.


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3. On the System Options tab, under the heading


General, make sure the option Edit design tables
in a separate window is not selected

4. Click OK.

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5. Click Insert, New Design Table.
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Inserting a New Design Table:


 An Excel worksheet is displayed in the part
document window.
 Excel toolbars replace the SolidWorks toolbars.
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 By default, the first configuration is named First


Instance. You can (and should) change this to
something more meaningful.

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Review of a Design Table’s Format:

Dimension and/or Feature names


or special keywords go in this row.
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Values go here.
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Configuration names
go in this column.
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Inserting a New Design Table:


1. Double-click the box_width dimension.
The full dimension name is
inserted into cell B2. The
dimension value is inserted
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into cell B3.


The next cell, C2, is
automatically selected.

2. Double-click the
box_height

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dimension.
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Inserting a New Design Table:
3. Repeat this process for knob_dia, hole_dia,
fillet_radius, and Depth.
 Note: Since the depth dimensions of the Knob and the Box are
linked together, you only need one of them in the design table.
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Excel tip: Dimension names tend to be very long. Use the Excel
command Format Cells, and click Wrap Text on the Alignment tab.
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Inserting a New Design Table:


1. Enter new configuration names in column A:
 Replace First Instance with blk1.
 Fill cells A4 through A6 with blk2, blk3, and blk4.
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2. Fill in the dimension values as shown below.

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To Close the Excel Worksheet:
1. Click in the graphics area outside the worksheet.

2. The system builds


the configurations.
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3. Click OK.
The Design Table is
embedded and
stored in the part document.
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4. Save the part document.


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To View Part Configurations:


1. Click the Configuration-
Manager tab at the
bottom of the Feature-
Manager window.
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The list of configurations


is displayed.

2. Double-click each
configuration.

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Viewing Part Configurations:
3. The part is automatically rebuilt using the
dimension values from the design table.
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Lesson 6:
Revolve and Sweep
Features
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Revolve Feature Overview


 A Revolve feature is created by rotating a 2D
profile sketch around a centerline.

 The profile sketch must contain the centerline.


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 The profile sketch cannot cross the centerline.

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Good Good No Good
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To Create a Revolve Feature:
1. Select a sketch plane. Centerline

2. Sketch a 2D profile.

3. Sketch a centerline.
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 The centerline must be in the sketch


with the profile. It cannot be in a
separate sketch.
 The profile must not cross the
centerline.
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Creating a Revolve Feature:


4. Click Revolved Boss/Base .

5. Specify the angle of rotation and


click OK.
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 The default angle is 360°, which is right


99+% of the time.

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Creating a Revolve Feature:
6. The sketch is revolved around
the centerline creating the
feature.
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Sketching Arcs – 3 Point Arc


 A 3 Point Arc creates an arc through three points –
the start, end and midpoint.

To Create a 3 Point Arc:


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1. Click 3 Pt Arc on the Sketch Tools toolbar.


2. Point to the arc start location and
click the left mouse button.

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3. Move the pointer to the arc to the end
location.
4. Click the left mouse button again.
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Creating a 3 Point Arc:
5. Drag the arc midpoint to
establish the radius and
direction (convex vs.
concave).
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6. Click the left mouse button a


third time.
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Sketching Arcs – Tangent Arc


 The Tangent Arc tool creates
an arc that has a smooth Not tangent
transition to an existing sketch
entity.
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 Saves the work of sketching an Tangent


arc and then manually adding
a geometric relation to make it
tangent.

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Not tangent
 Start point of the arc must
connect to an existing sketch
entity.
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To Create a Tangent Arc:
1. Click Tangent Arc on the Arc is tangent
Sketch Tools toolbar. to existing line

2. Point to the arc start


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location, and click the left


mouse button.

3. Drag to create the arc. Arc is tangent


to existing arc
 The arc angle and radius values
are displayed on the pointer
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when creating arcs.

4. Click the left mouse button.


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Pointer Feedback
 As you sketch, the pointer provides feedback and
information about alignment to sketch entities and
model geometry.
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Horizontal Midpoint

Vertical Intersection

Parallel End or Vertex

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Perpendicular On

Tangent
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Inferencing
 Dotted lines appear when you
sketch, showing alignment Orange

with other geometry.


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 This alignment information is


called inferencing. Blue

 Inference lines are two different colors: orange


and blue.
 Orange inference lines capture and add a geometric relation
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such as Tangent.
 Blue lines show alignment and serve as an aid to sketching,
but do not actually capture and add a geometric relation.
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Ellipse Sketch Tool


 Used to create the sweep section for the handle of
the candlestick.

 An Ellipse has two axes:


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 Major axis, labeled A at the right.


 Minor axis labeled B at the right.

 Sketching an ellipse is a two-


step operation, similar to sketching a 3 Point Arc.

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To Sketch an Ellipse:
1. Click Tools, Sketch Entity, Ellipse.
 Tip: You can use Tools, Customize to add the Ellipse tool
to the Sketch Tools toolbar.
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2. Position the pointer at the center of the ellipse.

3. Click the left mouse


button, and then move the
pointer horizontally to
define the major axis.
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4. Click the left mouse button


a second time.
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Sketching an Ellipse:
5. Move the pointer vertically to
define the minor axis.
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6. Click the left mouse button a


third time. This completes
sketching the ellipse.

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Fully Defining an Ellipse
Requires 4 pieces of information:
 Location of the center:
 Either dimension the center or locate
it with a geometric relation such as
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Coincident.
 Length of the major axis.
 Length of the minor axis.
 Orientation of the major axis.
 Even though the ellipse at the right is
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dimensioned, and its center is


located coincident to the origin, it is
free to rotate until the orientation of
the major axis is defined.
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More About Ellipses


 The major axis does not have to be
horizontal.
 You can dimension half the major and/
or minor axis.
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 It is like dimensioning the radius of a circle


instead of the diameter.

 You do not have to use a


geometric relation to orient the

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major axis.
 A dimension works fine.
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Trimming Sketch Geometry
 The Trim tool is used to delete a sketch
segment.

 The segment is deleted up to its intersection with


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another sketch entity.

 The entire sketch segment is deleted if it does not


intersect any other sketch entity.
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To Trim a Sketch Entity:


1. Click Trim on the
Sketch Tools toolbar.
2. Position the pointer
over the sketch
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segment.
3. The segment that will
be trimmed is high-

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lighted in red.
4. Click the left mouse
button to delete the
segment.
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Sweep Overview
 The Sweep feature is created Section
by moving a 2D profile along
a path.
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 A Sweep feature is used to


Path
create the handle on the
candlestick.

 The Sweep feature requires


two sketches:
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 Sweep Path
 Sweep Section
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Sweep Overview – Rules


 The sweep path is a set of sketched curves
contained in a sketch, a curve, or a set of model
edges.
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 The sweep section must be a closed contour.

 The start point of the path must lie on the plane of


the sweep section.

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 The section, path or the resulting solid cannot be
self-intersecting.
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Sweep Overview – Tips
 Make the sweep path first. Then make the section.

 Create small cross sections away from other part


geometry.
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 Then move the sweep section into position by


adding a Coincident or Pierce relation to the end
of the sweep path.
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To Create the Sweep Path:


1. Open a sketch on
Plane1 (Front).
2. Sketch the Sweep
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path using the Line


and Tangent Arc
sketch tools.

3. Dimension as

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shown.

4. Close the sketch.


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To Create the Sweep Section:
1. Open a sketch on Plane3 (Right).

2. Sketch the Sweep section using


the Ellipse sketch tool.
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3. Add a Horizontal relation between


the center of the ellipse and one
end of the major axis.
Horizontal
4. Dimension the major and minor
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axes of the ellipse.


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Creating the Sweep Section:


5. Add a Coincident relation
between the center of the
ellipse and the endpoint Coincident
of the path.
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6. Close the sketch.

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To Sweep the Handle:
1. Click Sweep on the Features
toolbar.

2. Select the Sweep path sketch.


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3. Select the Sweep section sketch.

4. Click OK.
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Sweeping the Handle – Results
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Extruded Cut with Draft Angle
 Creates the opening for a candle in the top of the
candlestick.
 Same process as extruding a boss except it
removes material instead of adding it.
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 Draft tapers the shape.


 Draft is important in molded,
cast, or forged parts.
 Example: Ice cube tray – without
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draft it would be very hard to get


the ice cubes out of the tray.
 Find other examples.
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To Create the Cut:


1. Open a sketch on the top face of the
candlestick.
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2. Sketch a circular profile


Concentric to the circular face.

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3. Dimension the circle.
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Creating the Cut:
4. Click Extruded Cut on the Features toolbar.

5. End Conditions:
 Type = Blind
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 Depth = 25mm
 Draft = On
 Angle = 15°

6. Click OK.
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Fillet Feature
 Fillets are used to smooth the edges of the
candlestick.

Selection Filters
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 Help in selecting the correct geometry.

 Click to turn on Selection Filter toolbar.

 Use the Edge selection filter .


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 Pointer changes appearance when filter is


active.
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Filleting the Edges – Results

Fillets
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Best Practice – Keep it Simple
 Do not use a sweep feature
when a revolve or extrude will
work.
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 Sweeping a circle along a


circular path appears to give the Revolve

same result as a revolve feature.

 However, the revolve feature:



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Is mathematically less complex


 Is easier to sketch – one sketch vs. two Sweep
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Loft Features
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Loft Feature Overview


 Blends multiple profiles together.

 A Loft feature can be a base, boss, or cut.

To Create a Simple Loft Feature:


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1. Create the planes required for


the profile sketches
Each sketch should be on a
different plane.

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Creating a Simple Loft Feature:
2. Sketch a profile on
the first plane.
3. Sketch the remaining
profiles on their
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corresponding
planes.
4. Click Loft on the
Features toolbar.
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Creating a Simple Loft Feature:


5. Select each profile.

6. Examine the preview


curve.
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7. Click OK.

Preview curve

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Additional Information About Lofts:
 Neatness counts!
 Select the profiles in order.
 Click corresponding points on each profile.
 The vertex closest to the selection point is used.
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 A preview curve connecting


the profiles is displayed.

 Review the curve in order to


address adjustments.
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Neatness Counts!
Unexpected results occur when you don’t pick corresponding
points on each profile.
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Neatness Counts!
Rebuild errors can occur if you select the
profiles in the wrong order.
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To Create an Offset Plane:


1. Select Plane1.

2. Click on the Reference Geometry toolbar, or


click Insert, Reference Geometry, Plane.
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3. Click Offset for Step 1 of 2.
4. Click Next.
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Creating an Offset Plane:
5. Enter 25mm for
Distance.

6. Look at the preview


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on the screen to
verify that the offset
is going in the correct
direction.
If it is not, click Reverse direction.
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7. Click Finish.
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Setting up the Planes
Additional offset planes are required.

 Plane5 is offset 25mm


from Plane4.
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 Plane6 is offset 40mm


from Plane5.

 Verify the positions of the


planes.
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 Click View, Planes.


 Double-click the planes to see
their offset dimensions.
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Sketch the Profiles


 The Base-Loft feature is created with 4 profiles.

 Each profile is on a separate plane.

To Create the First


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Profile:
1. Open a sketch on Plane1.

2. Sketch a square.

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3. Exit the sketch.
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Best Practice
There is a better way to sketch a centered square:
1. Sketch a rectangle.
2. Sketch a centerline from
corner to corner.
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3. Relate the centerline to the


origin with a Midpoint
relation. This keeps the
rectangle centered.
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4. Add an Equal relation to one horizontal and one


vertical line. This makes the rectangle a square.
5. Dimension one side of the square.
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Sketch the Remaining Profiles:


1. Open a sketch on Plane4.

2. Sketch a circle and dimension it.

3. Exit the sketch.


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4. Open sketch on Plane5.

5. Sketch a circle whose


circumference is coincident with
the corners of the square.

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6. Exit the sketch.
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To Copy a Sketch:
1. Select Sketch3 in the FeatureManager design
tree or graphics area.

2. Click Copy on the Standard


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toolbar.

3. Select Plane6 in the


FeatureManager design tree or
graphics area.
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4. Click Paste . Sketch4

A new sketch, Sketch4, is created on Plane6.


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More About Copying Sketches


 External relations are deleted.
 For example, when you copied Sketch3, the
geometric relations locating the center and
defining the circumference were deleted.
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 Therefore, Sketch4 is underdefined.


 To fully define Sketch4, add a Coradial relation
between the copied circle and the original.
 If you sketch a profile on the wrong plane, move it

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to the correct plane using Edit Sketch Plane. Do
not copy it.
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To Move a Sketch to a Different
Plane:
1. Right-click the sketch in the
FeatureManager design tree.
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2. Select Edit Sketch Plane from the


shortcut menu.

3. Select a different plane.


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4. Click Apply.
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Base-Loft Feature
The Base-Loft feature blends the
4 profiles to create the handle of
the chisel.
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1. Click Loft on the Features toolbar.

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Creating the Base-Loft Feature:
2. Select each profile.
Click on each sketch in the
same relative location –
the right side.
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3. Examine the preview


curve.
The preview curve shows
how the profiles will be
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connected when the loft Preview curve


feature is created.
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Creating the Base-Loft Feature:


4. The sketches are listed in the Profiles
box.
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The Up/Down arrows are used to


rearrange the order of the profiles.

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Creating the Base-Loft Feature:
5. Click OK.
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A Second Loft Feature Creates the


Bit of the Chisel:
 The Boss-Loft Feature is composed of two
profiles: Sketch5 and Sketch6.
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To Create Sketch5:
1. Select the square face.

2. Open a sketch.

3. Click Convert Entities .

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4. Exit the sketch.
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To Create Sketch6:
1. Offset Plane7 behind
Plane1.
Press and hold Ctrl, and
drag Plane1 to create
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the new plane.

2. Double-click Plane7 to
display its offset
dimension.
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3. Double-click the dimension, change the value to


200mm, and click Rebuild .
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To Create Sketch6:
4. Open a sketch on Plane7.

5. Sketch a narrow rectangle.

6. Dimension the rectangle.


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7. Exit the sketch.

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To Create the Boss-Loft Feature:
1. Click Loft on the Features toolbar.
2. Select Sketch5 in
the lower right corner
of the square.
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Sketch6
3. Select Sketch6 in
the lower right corner
Preview
of the rectangle.
Sketch5
4. Examine the preview
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curve.
5. Click OK.
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Finished Chisel
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Tips and Tricks
Remember best practices:
 Only two dimensions are
required for the narrow
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rectangle.

 Use a centerline and a


Midpoint relation to center
the rectangle.
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 This technique eliminates two dimensions and it


captures the design intent.
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Tips and Tricks


 You do not need
Sketch5 (the
sketch with the
converted edges of
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the square face).

 Loft can use the face


as a profile.

 Select the face near


the corner.

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Lesson 8:
Visualization
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What is
PhotoWorks?
A software application that
creates realistic images from
SolidWorks models.
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PhotoWorks uses rendering


effects such as:

 Materials  Shadows

 Lights  Backgrounds

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Shaded Rendering
 The basis for images in
PhotoWorks.

 Shaded Rendering requires a


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material.

 The default material is Polished


Plastic.
To display the Shaded Rendering:
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 Click Render on the PhotoWorks toolbar.


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Materials
Materials specify the properties of a
model’s surface.
Properties are:
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 Color

 Texture

 Reflectance

 Transparency

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Materials
Categorized as:
 Procedural materials – defined by a series of
steps that determine:
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 Color
 Reflectance
 Displacement (roughness)

 Texture mapped materials – wraps a 2D image


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around the selected surface(s) of the model.


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Stock Procedural Material – Metal


To apply the Chrome material:

1. Click Materials on the PhotoWorks toolbar.

2. Double-click Stock Procedural.


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3. Click Metals.

4. Select Chrome.

5. Click Apply, Close.

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6. Click Render .
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Materials Editor – Chrome
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Stock Procedural Material – Brick


 The Primary color determines the brick color.

 The Secondary color determines the mortar color


between the bricks.
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 The Pattern scale modifies the size of the bricks.

To customize the properties for Brick:


1. Click Materials on the PhotoWorks toolbar.

2. Double-click Stock Procedural.

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3. Click Stones, and then click Brick.
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Customizing the Properties for Brick:
4. Click the Color tab.

5. Click Edit for the Primary color (bricks).

6. Select a color from the color palette, and click OK.


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7. Click Edit for the Secondary color (mortar).

8. Select a color from the color palette, and click OK.

9. Enter 0.5 in the Pattern scale box.


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10. Click Apply, and then click Close.

11. Click Render .


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Materials Editor – Brick
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Image Background
The portion of the graphics area not
covered by the model.
 Background styles vary in complexity and
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rendering speed.

 Background styles controlled by Scene Editor.

 Incorporate advanced rendering effects into a


PhotoWorks Scene.
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 Shadows
 Reflections
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Scene Editor – Clouds
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To Change the Background Style
to Clouds:
1. Click Scene on
the PhotoWorks
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toolbar.
2. Click the
Background tab.
3. Select Clouds from
the Style list.
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4. Enter 2 for Scale.


5. Click OK
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To Save the Image File


1. Click Options on the PhotoWorks toolbar.

2. Click the Image Output


tab.
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3. Click Render to file.


 The image file name is based
on the model name.
 The default file type is *.bmp.

4. Enter a file name and click


OK.

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5. Click Render .
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SolidWorks Animator Application
What is SolidWorks Animator?
 SolidWorks Animator animates and captures
motion of SolidWorks parts and assemblies.
REPRODUCIBLE

 SolidWorks Animator generates Windows-based


animations (*.avi files). The *.avi file uses a
Windows-based Media Player.

 SolidWorks Animator can be combined with


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PhotoWorks.
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Renderer Options
The Renderer affects the quality of the
saved image. There are two options:
 SolidWorks screen
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 PhotoWorks buffer

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Factors Affecting File Size
 Number of frames per second

 Renderer used
 PhotoWorks buffer creates a larger file than SolidWorks screen
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 If using PhotoWorks buffer:


 Materials
 Background
 Shadows
 Multiple-light sources
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 Video compression

 Key frames
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To Create an Exploded View:


1. Click Open on the Standard
toolbar, and open the assembly,
Tutor.
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2. Click Insert, Exploded


View...

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The Assembly Exploder
dialog box appears.
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Creating an Exploded View:
3. Click New on the Step
Editing toolbar to begin a
new explode step.
The dialog box expands to
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show selection lists for:


 Direction to explode along
 Components to explode
 Distance
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Creating an Exploded View:


4. Click the flat face on the front
of the Tutor1 component.
An arrow appears that is
perpendicular to the selected
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face and the name Face of


Tutor1<1> appears in the
Direction to explode along list.

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Creating an Exploded View:
5. Select the Tutor1
component.
The component name
appears in the Components
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to Explode list.

6. Set the Distance to 70mm


and click Apply on the
Step Editing toolbar.
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7. Since there is only one component to explode, this


completes making the exploded view. Click OK to
close the Assembly Exploder dialog box.
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Creating an Exploded View:


8. Results.
Note: Exploded views are
related to and stored in
configurations. You can
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only have one exploded


view per configuration.

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Collapsing an Exploded View:
 Right-click in the FeatureManager design tree, and
select Collapse from the shortcut menu.

To Explode an Existing Exploded


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View:
1. Switch to the ConfigurationManager.
2. Expand the configuration that contains the
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exploded view.
3. Right-click the exploded view, and select Explode
from the shortcut menu.