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Lesson 2

Basic Functionality

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What is SolidWorks?
! SolidWorks is design automation software. ! In SolidWorks, you sketch ideas and experiment with different designs to create 3D models. ! 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 is made up of:

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! Features are the shapes and operations that construct the part.54 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features ! Features are the building blocks of the part. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

! Created from a 2D sketch. ! Forms the work piece to which other features are added.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 55 REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Shape Features Base feature ! First feature in part. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality .

56 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Examples of Shape Features Boss feature ! Adds material to part. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Boss features REPRODUCIBLE . ! Created from 2D sketch.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 57 REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Shape Features Cut feature ! Removes material from part. ! Created from a 2D sketch. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Cut features .

counter-bore. thread. Hole features ! Corresponds to process such as counter-sink.58 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Examples of Shape Features Hole feature ! Removes material. ! Works like a more intelligent cut feature. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

Fillet features Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Fillet features .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 59 REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Operation Features Fillet feature ! Used to round off sharp edges. ! Can remove or add material. " Outside edge (convex fillet) removes material.

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! Can remove or add material. Chamfer feature Lesson 2: Basic Functionality .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 61 REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Operation Features Chamfer feature ! Similar to a fillet. ! Bevels an edge rather than rounding it.

62 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Sketched Features ! Shape features have sketches. ! Sketched features are built from 2D profiles. Operation Features ! Operation features do not have sketches. ! Applied directly to the work piece by selecting edges or faces. REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

Sketch a 2D profile. 3. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Sketch the 2D profile Extrude the sketch Resulting base feature . Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 63 REPRODUCIBLE To Create an Extruded Base Feature: 1. Select a sketch plane. 2.

Sketch a 2D profile. 2. Select a sketch plane.64 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality To Create a Revolved Base Feature: 1. Sketch a centerline. Revolve the sketch around the centerline. 4. 3. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Centerline REPRODUCIBLE .

assembly or drawing.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 65 REPRODUCIBLE Terminology: Document Window Divided into two panels: ! Left panel contains the FeatureManager® design tree. assembly or drawing. . Graphics Area FeatureManager design tree Lesson 2: Basic Functionality ! Right panel contains the Graphics Area. " Location to display. and modify a part. create. " Lists the structure of the part.

66 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Terminology: User Interface Menu Bar Toolbars SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Drawing document window Part document window Status bar REPRODUCIBLE .

REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Terminology: PropertyManager PropertyManager Confirmation Corner SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Preview Handle 67 .

68 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Terminology: Basic Geometry ! Axis . The coordinates of the origin are: (x = 0. z = 0). y = 0.A flat 2D surface. REPRODUCIBLE .An implied centerline that runs through every cylindrical feature. ! Plane .The point where the three default reference planes intersect. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Axis Plane Origin ! Origin .

Faces can be flat or curved. Edges can be straight or curved. ! Edge – The boundary of a face. ! Vertex Vertex Edge Edge Faces Lesson 2: Basic Functionality – The corner where edges meet. .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 69 REPRODUCIBLE Terminology: Basic Geometry ! Face – The surface or “skin” of a part.

! The extrusion is named Extrude1.70 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features and Commands Base feature ! The Base feature is the first feature that is created. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! The Base feature geometry for the box is an extrusion. ! The Base feature is the foundation of the part.

Cut Feature . Shell Feature 4.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 71 REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands Features used to build the box are: ! Extruded Base feature ! Fillet feature ! Shell feature ! Extruded Cut feature 1. Fillet Feature Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 3. Base Feature 2.

! Extrude the sketch. ! Extrusions are always perpendicular to the sketch plane. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .72 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features and Commands To create the extruded base feature for the box: ! Sketch a rectangular profile on a 2D plane.

! Select the edges to be rounded. Fillet Lesson 2: Basic Functionality . Selecting a face rounds all the edges of that face.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 73 REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands Fillet feature ! The fillet feature rounds the edges or faces of a part. ! Specify the fillet radius.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .74 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features and Commands Shell feature ! The shell feature removes material from the selected face. ! Specify the wall thickness for the shell feature. ! Using the shell feature creates a hollow box from a solid box.

Extrude the 2D Sketch profile perpendicular to the sketch plane.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 75 REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands To create the extruded cut feature for the box: 1. 3. 2. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality . Enter Through All for the end condition. Sketch the 2D circular profile. 4. The cut penetrates through the entire part.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! Geometric relationships are the rules that control the behavior of sketch geometry. ! Dimensions change the size and shape of the part. ! Geometric relationships help capture design intent. ! Mathematical relationships between dimensions can be controlled by equations.76 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Dimensions and Geometric Relationships ! Specify dimensions and geometric relationships between features and sketches.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 77 REPRODUCIBLE Dimensions ! Base depth = 50 mm ! Boss depth = 25 mm Mathematical relationship: ! Boss depth = Base depth ÷ 2 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality .

78 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Geometric Relationships Vertical Horizontal Parallel Intersection SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Tangent REPRODUCIBLE Concentric Perpendicular .

Click the SolidWorks folder. Click the SolidWorks application. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality . Click the Start button 2. on Windows task bar. Click Programs. 3. 4.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 79 REPRODUCIBLE To Start SolidWorks 1.

Lesson 2: Basic Functionality REPRODUCIBLE 80 The SolidWorks Window SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

Select a document template: " " " Part Assembly Drawing Tutorial Tab on the Standard toolbar Lesson 2: Basic Functionality . Click New 2.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 81 REPRODUCIBLE Creating New Files Using Templates 1.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! Document properties are saved in templates. grid. ! The templates are located in the Tutorial tab on the New SolidWorks Document dialog box.82 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Document Templates ! Document Templates control the units. and other settings for the model. text. ! The Tutorial document templates are required to complete the exercises in the Online Tutorials.

Control settings like: ! Units: English (inches) or Metric (millimeters) ! Grid/Snap Settings ! Colors. Options menu. Material Properties and Image Quality Lesson 2: Basic Functionality .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 83 REPRODUCIBLE Document Properties ! Accessed through the Tools.

84 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality System Options ! Accessed through the Tools. ! Allow you to customize your work environment. Options menu. System options control: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! File locations ! Performance ! Spin box increments REPRODUCIBLE .

! Set the view and display options.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 85 REPRODUCIBLE Multiple Views of a Document ! Drag the horizontal and vertical split controls to view 4 panes. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality .

The default sketch plane is Front. Click Sketch on the Sketch toolbar. Select a sketch plane.86 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Creating a 2D Sketch: Sketch Tool 1. 3. Move the pointer to the Sketch Origin. Click Rectangle on the Sketch Tools toolbar. . REPRODUCIBLE 4. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Sketch Origin Rectangle Tool 2.

Drag the pointer up and to the right. Click the left mouse button. Click the left mouse button again. 7.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 87 REPRODUCIBLE Creating a 2D Sketch: Sketch Tool 5. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Sketch Origin Rectangle Tool . 6.

. Click the 2D geometry. 3. 2. Click the text location. Text Location 2D Geometry SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 4.88 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Adding Dimensions ! Dimensions specify the size of the model. Enter the dimension value. To create a dimension: 1. Click Dimension on the Sketch Relations toolbar.

Lesson 3 The 40-minute Running Start .

Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start . ! Tip: Keep the base feature simple. ! The extrusion is named Extrude1. ! The foundation of the part.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 105 Features and Commands Base Feature ! The first feature that is created. ! The base feature geometry for the box is an extrusion.

Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Sketch the 2D profile Extrude the sketch Resulting base feature .106 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start To Create an Extruded Base Feature: 1. 2. Select a sketch plane. Sketch a 2D profile. 3.

Cut Extrude 2. Fillets 107 5.REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Features Used to Build Tutor1 3. Shell . Base Extrude 4. Boss Extrude SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 1.

REPRODUCIBLE . Extruded Cut Feature ! Removes material from the part.108 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Extruded Boss Feature ! Adds material to the part. ! Requires a sketch. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Requires a sketch. Fillet Feature ! Rounds the edges or faces of a part to a specified radius.

Shell Feature Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! You are required to specify a wall thickness when using the shell feature. ! Creates a hollow block from a solid block. ! Very useful for thin-walled. plastic parts. .REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 109 Shell Feature ! Removes material from the selected face.

Drag the pointer downward to zoom out. Zoom to Fit – displays the part so that it fills the current window. Zoom In/Out – drag the pointer upward to zoom in.110 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start View Control Magnify or reduce the view of a model in the graphics area. . SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Zoom to Selection – the view zooms so that the selected object fills the window. Zoom to Area – zooms in on a portion of the view that you select by dragging a bounding box.

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 111 Display Modes Illustrate the part in various display modes. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Wireframe Hidden Lines Visible Hidden Lines Removed Shaded .

Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start REPRODUCIBLE Right View Standard Views Isometric View 112 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Back View Left View Bottom View Front View Top View .

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 113 View Orientation Changes the view display to correspond to one of the standard view orientations. Front Right Bottom Isometric Top Left Back Normal To (selected plane or planar face) Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start .

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REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 115 View Orientation The views most commonly used to describe a part are: ! Top View ! Front View ! Right View ! Isometric View Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start .

116 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Default Planes ! Front. Top. and Right Correspond to the standard principle drawing views: ! Front = Front or Back view ! Top = Top or Bottom view SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE ! Right = Right or Left view .

width. and depth equally foreshortened. and depth. ! Pictorial rather than orthographic. .REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 117 Isometric View Displays the part with height. width. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! Easier to visualize than orthographic views. ! Shows all three dimensions – height.

118 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Section View ! Displays the internal structure of a model. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Section Plane REPRODUCIBLE . ! Requires a section cutting plane.

. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! Over defined " " Contains conflicting dimensions or relations. Over defined sketch entities are red (by default). Fully defined sketch entities are black (by default). Under defined sketch entities are blue (by default).REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 119 The Status of a Sketch ! Under defined " " Additional dimensions or relations are required. ! Fully defined " " No additional dimensions or relationships are required. or both.

! Geometric relations help capture design intent. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .120 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Geometric Relations ! Geometric relations are the rules that control the behavior of sketch geometry. ! Example: The sketched circle is concentric with the circular edge of the extruded boss feature. selected entities have the same center point. ! In a concentric relation.

Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start . ! SolidWorks treats circles as 360° arcs.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 121 Geometric Relations ! The SolidWorks default name for circular geometry is an Arc#.

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Lesson 4 Assembly Basics .

Fillet .REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Features Used to Build Tutor2 1. Base Extrude SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 3. Shell 147 4. Cut Extrude 2.

148 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Sketch for Cut Feature ! Sketch is composed of two curves. Intelligent – if the solid body changes shape. the sketch updates. Accurate – sketch entities are “cloned” directly from existing geometry. " " Convert Entities creates the outside curve. ! Rather than drawing the outlines by hand. Automatically. they are “copied” from existing geometry. REPRODUCIBLE . Offset Entities creates the inside curve. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! This technique is: " " " Fast and easy– select the face and click the tool.

.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 149 Convert Entities ! Copies one or more curves into the active sketch by projecting them onto the sketch plane. ! Curves can be: " " Edges of faces Entities in other sketches ! Easy and fast " " Select the face or curve. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Click the tool.

4. Click Convert Entities the Sketch toolbar. In this case. 2. on Sketch Plane SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .150 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics To Create the Outside Curve: 1. 3. Select the face or curves you want to convert. select the face. Open a new sketch. Select the sketch plane.

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 151 Creating the Outside Curve: 5. 6. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics . Sketch is fully defined – no dimensions needed. Outside edges of face are copied into the active sketch.

Click Offset Entities on the Sketch toolbar. 2. The PropertyManager opens. Select one of the converted entities.152 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics To Create the Inside Curve: 1. 4. Enter the distance value of 2mm. 3. The Select chain option causes the offset to go all the way around the contour. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

This indicates on which side the offset will be created. An small arrow points toward the cursor. If you move you cursor to the other side of the line .REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 153 Creating the Inside Curve: 5. the arrow changes direction. . Move the cursor so it is inside the contour. The system generates a preview of the resulting offset. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 7. Click the left mouse button to create the offset. 6.

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8. The resulting sketch is fully defined. 9. There is only one dimension. It controls the offset distance.

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Tutor Assembly
The Tutor assembly is comprised of two parts:
! Tutor1 (created in Lesson 2) ! Tutor2 (created in this lesson)

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! An assembly contains two or more parts. ! In an assembly, parts are referred to as components. ! Mates are relationships that align and fit components together in an assembly. ! Components and their assembly are directly related through file linking. ! Changes in the components affect the assembly. ! Changes in the assembly affect the components.

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To create the Tutor assembly:
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Drag and drop the part icons into the assembly document. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .Lesson 4: Assembly Basics REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Tutor assembly: 158 5.

! Tutor1 is added to the FeatureManager design tree with the symbol (f). ! If you want to move a fixed component. . ! A fixed component cannot move.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 159 Assembly Basics ! The first component placed into an assembly is fixed. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics ! The symbol (f) indicates a fixed component. you must Float (unfix) it first.

160 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Assembly Basics ! Tutor2 is added to the FeatureManager design tree with the symbol (-). ! Tutor2 is free to move and rotate. ! The symbol (-) indicates an underdefined component. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 161 Manipulating Components Move Component – translates (moves) the selected component according to its available degrees of freedom. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics .

162 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Manipulating Components Rotate Component – rotates the selected component according to its available degrees of freedom. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

and Z axes. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics . and Z axes.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 163 Degrees of Freedom: There are Six ! They describe how an object is free to move. ! Translation (movement) along X. Y. ! Rotation around X. Y.

! The Tutor assembly requires three mates to fully define it. Tutor1 Tutor2 Edges SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .164 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Mate Relationships ! Mates relationships align and fit together components in an assembly. The three mates are: ! Coincident between the top back edge of Tutor1 and the edge of the lip on Tutor2.

Lesson 4: Assembly Basics . ! Third Mate: Coincident mate between the top face of Tutor1 and the top face of Tutor2.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 165 Mate Relationships ! Second Mate: Coincident mate between the right face of Tutor1 and the right face of Tutor2.

Rotation around the edge. ! The remaining degrees of freedom are: " " Movement along the edge.166 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Mates and Degrees of Freedom ! The first mate removes all but two degrees of freedom. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 167 Mates and Degrees of Freedom ! The second mate removes one more degree of freedom. ! The remaining degree of freedom is: " Rotation around the edge. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics .

168 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Mates and Degrees of Freedom ! The third mate removes last degree of freedom. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! The assembly is fully defined. ! No remaining degrees of freedom.

! Create the switchplatefastener assembly. ! Create the fastener. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics .REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 169 Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! The switchplate requires two fasteners.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Faces . The three mates are: ! First Mate: Concentric mate between the cylindrical face of the fastener and the cylindrical face of the switchplate.170 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! The switchplate-fastener assembly requires three mates to be fully defined.

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 171 Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Second Mate: Coincident mate between the flat circular back face of the fastener and the flat front face of the switchplate. Faces Lesson 4: Assembly Basics .

172 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Third Mate: Parallel mate between the flat cut face of the fastener and the flat top face of the switchplate. ! The switchplatefastener assembly is fully defined. Faces SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Faces . The three mates are: ! First Mate: Coincident between the inside bottom face of the storagebox and the bottom face of the cdcase.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 173 Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! The cdcase-storagebox assembly requires three mates to be fully defined.

174 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Second Mate: Coincident mate between the inside back face of the storagebox and the back face of the cdcase. Faces Inside back face SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

! Good job! Now. ! Distance = 1cm.REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 175 Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Third Mate: Distance mate between the inside left face of the storagebox and the left face of the cdcase. would you like to do this 24 more times? ! No! Faces Lesson 4: Assembly Basics .

! This eliminates the work of adding and mating each cdcase individually. ! The Seed Component in this example is the cdcase.176 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Local Component Pattern ! A local component pattern is a pattern of components in an assembly. ! The local component pattern copies the Seed Component. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 177 To Create a Local Component Pattern: 1. Click Arrange in straight lines. 4. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics . 3. Click Define your own pattern. Click Insert. Click Next. Component Pattern. 2.

Select the cdcase as the Seed Component.178 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Creating a Local Component Pattern: 5. Click Finish. 7. 6. Spacing = 1cm 8. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . Select the front edge of the storage box for Along Edge/ Dim. Instances = 25 9.

REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 179 More to Explore: The Hole Wizard What determines the size of the hole? ! The size of the fastener ! The desired amount of clearance Lesson 4: Assembly Basics " " " Normal Close Loose .

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Lesson 6 Drawing Basics .

! Other information – Notes communicate nongraphic information about manufacturing processes such as drill.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 229 REPRODUCIBLE Engineering Drawings Drawings communicate three things about the objects they represent: ! Shape – Views communicate the shape of an object. ! Size – Dimensions communicate the size of an object. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . grind. ream. bore. paint. heat treat. remove burrs. and so forth. plate.

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" " Sometimes you can use fewer. sometimes more are needed. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . However.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 231 REPRODUCIBLE General Drawing Rules – Views ! The general characteristics of an object will determine what views are required to describe its shape. ! Most objects can be described using three properly selected views.

! The Right side view is necessary to show the characteristic shape. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .232 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Drawing Views Why do we need three views? ! The Front and Top views of both parts are identical.

Lesson 6: Drawing Basics .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 233 REPRODUCIBLE Drawing Views: When Three is not Enough ! Three standard views do not fully describe the shape of the cut-out in the angled face.

Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Drawing Views: When Three is too Many 234 ! The Right side view is unnecessary. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 235 REPRODUCIBLE Dimensions There are two kinds of dimensions: ! Size dimensions – how big is the feature? ! Location dimensions – where is the feature? Size Dimensions Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Location Dimensions .

and all other dimensions in the outline view.236 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics General Drawing Rules – Dimensions ! For flat pieces. give the thickness dimensions in the edge view. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

! Use diameter dimensions for circles. ! Use radial dimensions for arcs. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 237 REPRODUCIBLE General Drawing Rules – Dimensions ! Dimension features in the view where they can be seen true size and shape.

Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE General Drawing Rules – Dimensions ! Omit unnecessary dimensions. 238 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware This Not This .

! Allow space between individual dimensions. ! The size and style of leader line. and arrows should be consistent throughout the drawing. ! Neatness counts! Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . ! Display only the number of decimal places required for manufacturing precision.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 239 REPRODUCIBLE Dimension Guidelines – Appearance ! Place dimensions away from the profile lines. ! A gap must exist between the profile lines and the extension lines. text.

Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE 240 Drawing Appearance – Not Good SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

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Landscape or Portrait ! Sheet Format " " " Borders Title block Data forms and tables such as bill of materials or revision history REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .242 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics What is a Drawing Template? ! A Drawing Template is the foundation for drawing information. A drawing template specifies: ! Sheet (paper) size ! Orientation .

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 243 REPRODUCIBLE Drawing Templates Choices in SolidWorks ! Standard SolidWorks drawing template ! Tutorial drawing template ! Custom template ! No template Lesson 6: Drawing Basics .

244 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics To Create a New Drawing Using a Document Template: 1. Click New 2. Drawing Icon Tutorial Tab SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware on the Standard toolbar Preview REPRODUCIBLE . Doubleclick the drawing icon. Click the Tutorial tab. 3.

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Edit Sheet Format There are two modes in the drawing: ! Edit Sheet " " " " " SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware This is the mode you use to make detailed drawings Used 99+% of the time Add or modify views Add or modify dimensions Add or modify text notes ! Edit Sheet Format " " " " Change the title block size and text headings Change the border Incorporate a company logo Add standard text that appears on every drawing REPRODUCIBLE .246 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Edit Sheet vs.

! Each company can have a unique version of a title block. ! Typical title block information includes: Company name Part number Part name Drawing number Revision number Sheet number Material & Finish Tolerance Drawing scale Sheet size Revision block Drawn By/Checked By Lesson 6: Drawing Basics .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 247 REPRODUCIBLE Title Block ! Contains vital part and/or assembly information.

248 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics To Edit the Title Block: 1. and select Edit Sheet Format from the shortcut menu. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . Right-click in the graphics area.

Zoom in on the title block. 249 .REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Title Block: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2.

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1. Double-click the note that says <COMPANY NAME>. The PropertyManager appears. 2. Enter your school name in the text insertion box.
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Editing the Title Block:
3. Set the text justification to Center Align . 4. Clear the Use document’s font check box and then click the Font button to change the size and style of the text font. 5. Click OK to apply the changes and close the PropertyManager.

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Customizing the Part Name
! The name of the part or assembly shown on the drawing changes with every new drawing. ! 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 or assembly that is shown on the drawing. ! This can be done.

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Note. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2. REPRODUCIBLE . Annotations. The PropertyManager appears. Click the Link to Property button . or click Insert.254 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 1. Click Note on the Annotation toolbar.

Click OK to add the property.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 255 REPRODUCIBLE Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 3. and click Current document. 4. Choose SW-File Name from the list of properties. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics .

or font. In the PropertyManager. Click OK to apply the changes and close the PropertyManager.256 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 5. set any other text properties such as justification. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . 6.

Currently the title block shows the text of the property. Results.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 257 REPRODUCIBLE Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 7. when the first view is added to the drawing. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . However. that text will change to become the file name of the referenced part or assembly.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2. This is the mode you must be in when you make drawings. REPRODUCIBLE . and select Edit Sheet from the shortcut menu. Right-click in the graphics area.258 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Switching to Edit Sheet Mode: 1.

! ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 259 REPRODUCIBLE Detailing Options Dimensioning Standards ! Dimensioning standards determine things such as arrowhead style and dimension text position. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics ! ISO is widely used in European countries. . ! The Tutorial drawing template uses the ISO standard.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! Customize the drawing template to use the ANSI standard. ! Other standards include BSI (British Standards Institution) and DIN (Deutsche Industries-Normen). ! ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute.260 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Detailing Options Dimensioning Standards ! ANSI is widely used in the United States.

Click Tools. Options. Click OK. 4.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 261 REPRODUCIBLE Detailing Options Setting the dimensioning standard: 1. Click Detailing. 5. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . Select ANSI from the Dimensioning standard list. 2. Click the Document Properties tab 3.

262 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Detailing Options Setting text fonts: 1. REPRODUCIBLE . 4. Options. Click Annotations Font. 2. Select the annotation type from the list. Click Tools. Click the Document Properties tab SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 3.

The Choose Font dialog box opens. Make the desired changes and click OK.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 263 REPRODUCIBLE Detailing Options Setting text fonts continued: 5. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . 6.

From the Save as type: list. Save As. Click to create a new folder.. 3.. click Drawing Templates.264 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Saving a Custom Drawing Template: 1. Click File. 2. The system automatically jumps to the directory where the templates are installed. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

Browse to the Custom folder. 5. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Drawing templates have the suffix *. 6. 7. Click Save. Name the new folder Custom.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 265 REPRODUCIBLE Saving a Custom Drawing Template: 4. Enter ANSI-MMSIZEA for the file name.drwdot .

2. or section views. 4. views and/or notes if required. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 5. Add views: usually three standard views plus any specialized views such as detail.266 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Creating a Drawing – General Procedure 1. auxiliary. Add additional sheets. Insert the dimensions and arrange the dimensions on the drawing. . Open a new drawing of the desired size. Open the part or assembly you wish to detail. 3.

3. Drawing View 2 Drawing View 3 Drawing View 1 2. Click the graphics area of the part The drawing window reappears with the three views of the selected part.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 267 REPRODUCIBLE To Create Three Standard Views: 1. Click Standard 3 View . Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . Select Tutor1 from the Window menu.

! Drawing views 2 and 3 are aligned with view 1. ! Drawing View 2 can only be dragged up or down. ! Drag Drawing View1 (Front). click the view boundary. The view boundary is displayed in green. ! Drawing View 3 can only be dragged left or right. Drawing View 2 (Top) and Drawing View 3 (Right) move.268 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Working with Drawing Views ! To select a view. staying aligned to Drawing View1. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

" " Hidden Lines Visible is usually used in orthographic views. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . Tangent Edges Removed from the shortcut menu.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 269 REPRODUCIBLE Working with Drawing Views ! Hidden line representation. " " Right-click inside the view border. ! Tangent edge display. Hidden Lines Removed is usually used in isometric views. Select Tangent Edge.

270 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Dimensioning Drawings ! The dimensions used to create the part can be imported into the drawing. . ! Dimensions can be added manually using the Dimension tool . REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! You cannot change the values of manually inserted dimensions. Associativity ! Changing the values of imported dimensions will change the part.

Click Model Items on the Annotation toolbar. Click the Import items into all views check box. Model Items. . Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 4. Click OK. 3. Click the Dimensions check box.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 271 REPRODUCIBLE To Import Dimensions into the Drawing: 1. 2. or click Insert.

Click the dot to flip the arrows in or out. ! Flipping the arrows: " " " Click the dimension text. press and hold the Shift key while you drag it. Drag the dimension to the desired location. A green dot appears on the dimension arrows.272 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Manipulating Dimensions ! Moving dimensions: " " " Click the dimension text. To move a dimension into a different view. and then press the Delete key. REPRODUCIBLE . ! Deleting dimensions: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware " Click the dimension text.

! Set hidden line removal and tangent edge display. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . ! Arrange the dimensions by dragging them.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 273 REPRODUCIBLE Finish the Drawing ! Position the views.

! Open the assembly. ! Open the part. Rebuild.274 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Associativity ! Changing a dimension on the drawing changes the model " " " SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Double-click the dimension text. The assembly also reflects the new value. REPRODUCIBLE . Enter a new value. The part reflects the new value.

! Add an Isometric view of the assembly. ! The first drawing sheet contains Tutor1. ! Add 3 standard views.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 275 REPRODUCIBLE Multi-sheet Drawings Drawings can contain more than one sheet. ! Use the B-size landscape (11” x 17”) drawing Sheet Format. ! The second drawing sheet contains the Tutor assembly. The Isometric view is a named view. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics .

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SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 277 REPRODUCIBLE Named Views ! A named view shows the part or assembly in a specific orientation. User-defined view orientations that were created in the part or assembly. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . Top or Isometric view. The current view in a part or assembly. ! Examples of named views are: " " " Standard Views such as Front.

Doing so will create a named view of that specific part.278 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics To Insert a Named View: 1. or click Insert. Important: Do not click directly on one of the parts in the assembly. Click Named View View. REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware . Click inside the border of an existing view. Drawing 2. Named View. .

from the list. Select the desired view. Place the view in the desired location on the drawing. Isometric.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 279 REPRODUCIBLE Inserting a Named View: 3. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics . A list of named views appears in the PropertyManager. in this case. 4.

Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE 280 Isometric View Added to Drawing SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 4. 5. Click . Detail. 2. Position the view on drawing. .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 281 REPRODUCIBLE Specialized Views Detail View – used to show enlarged view of something. 1. or click Insert. Sketch a circle in the “source” view. Drawing View. 3. Import dimensions or drag them into view. Edit the label to change scale.

Sketch line in the “source” view. REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware . 4.282 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Specialized Views Section View – used to show internal aspects of object. Double-click section line to reverse arrows. Section view is automatically crosshatched. Click . 1. 3. 2. 5. Section. or click Insert Drawing View. Position the view on drawing.

Lesson 9 Revolve and Sweep Features .

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 383 REPRODUCIBLE Revolve Feature Overview ! A Revolve feature is created by rotating a 2D profile sketch around a centerline. ! The profile sketch must contain the centerline. ! The profile sketch cannot cross the centerline. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Good Good No Good .

Sketch a centerline. Select a sketch plane. It cannot be in a separate sketch. " SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Centerline The centerline must be in the sketch with the profile.384 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Create a Revolve Feature: 1. Sketch a 2D profile. 3. The profile must not cross the centerline. " REPRODUCIBLE . 2.

Specify the angle of rotation and click OK. 5. which is right 99+% of the time.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 385 REPRODUCIBLE Creating a Revolve Feature: 4. " The default angle is 360°. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features . Click Revolved Boss/Base .

The sketch is revolved around the centerline creating the feature.Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features REPRODUCIBLE Creating a Revolve Feature: 386 6. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

4. Click 3 Pt Arc on the Sketch Tools toolbar. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features . 2.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 387 REPRODUCIBLE Sketching Arcs – 3 Point Arc ! A 3 Point Arc creates an arc through three points – the start. end and midpoint. 3. To Create a 3 Point Arc: 1. Point to the arc start location and click the left mouse button. Move the pointer to the arc to the end location. Click the left mouse button again.

388 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Creating a 3 Point Arc: 5. Click the left mouse button a third time. concave). 6. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . Drag the arc midpoint to establish the radius and direction (convex vs.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 389 REPRODUCIBLE Sketching Arcs – Tangent Arc ! The Tangent Arc tool creates an arc that has a smooth transition to an existing sketch entity. ! Start point of the arc must connect to an existing sketch entity. ! Saves the work of sketching an arc and then manually adding a geometric relation to make it tangent. Not tangent Tangent Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Not tangent .

Drag to create the arc. and click the left mouse button. Point to the arc start location. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Arc is tangent to existing line 3.390 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Create a Tangent Arc: 1. Arc is tangent to existing arc REPRODUCIBLE 4. " The arc angle and radius values are displayed on the pointer when creating arcs. Click Tangent Arc on the Sketch Tools toolbar. . Click the left mouse button. 2.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 391 REPRODUCIBLE Pointer Feedback ! As you sketch. the pointer provides feedback and information about alignment to sketch entities and model geometry. Horizontal Vertical Parallel Perpendicular Tangent Midpoint Intersection End or Vertex On Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features .

" " Orange inference lines capture and add a geometric relation such as Tangent. but do not actually capture and add a geometric relation. ! This alignment information is called inferencing. . showing alignment with other geometry.392 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Inferencing ! Dotted lines appear when you sketch. REPRODUCIBLE Blue lines show alignment and serve as an aid to sketching. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Orange Blue ! Inference lines are two different colors: orange and blue.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 393 REPRODUCIBLE Ellipse Sketch Tool ! Used to create the sweep section for the handle of the candlestick. labeled A at the right. ! An Ellipse has two axes: " " Major axis. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features . Minor axis labeled B at the right. ! Sketching an ellipse is a twostep operation. similar to sketching a 3 Point Arc.

Sketch Entity. REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware . Click the left mouse button. " Tip: You can use Tools. Customize to add the Ellipse tool to the Sketch Tools toolbar. 4. Position the pointer at the center of the ellipse. Click the left mouse button a second time. and then move the pointer horizontally to define the major axis. 2. 3. Click Tools. Ellipse.394 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Sketch an Ellipse: 1.

Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 395 REPRODUCIBLE Sketching an Ellipse: 5. This completes sketching the ellipse. Click the left mouse button a third time. Move the pointer vertically to define the minor axis. 6.

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! Location of the center:
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! Length of the major axis. ! Length of the minor axis. ! Orientation of the major axis.
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! The major axis does not have to be horizontal. ! You can dimension half the major and/ or minor axis.
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Trimming Sketch Geometry
! The Trim tool segment. is used to delete a sketch

! The segment is deleted up to its intersection with 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 segment. 3. The segment that will be trimmed is highlighted in red. 4. Click the left mouse button to delete the segment.

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! The Sweep feature requires two sketches: " " Sweep Path Sweep Section Section Path SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .400 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Sweep Overview ! The Sweep feature is created by moving a 2D profile along a path. ! A Sweep feature is used to create the handle on the candlestick.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 401 REPRODUCIBLE Sweep Overview – Rules ! The sweep path is a set of sketched curves contained in a sketch. a curve. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features ! The section. or a set of model edges. path or the resulting solid cannot be self-intersecting. ! The start point of the path must lie on the plane of the sweep section. ! The sweep section must be a closed contour. .

Then make the section.402 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Sweep Overview – Tips ! Make the sweep path first. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! Create small cross sections away from other part geometry. ! Then move the sweep section into position by adding a Coincident or Pierce relation to the end of the sweep path.

Dimension as shown.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 403 REPRODUCIBLE To Create the Sweep Path: 1. Close the sketch. Open a sketch on the Front plane. 4. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features . Sketch the Sweep path using the Line and Tangent Arc sketch tools. 3. 2.

Add a Horizontal relation between the center of the ellipse and one end of the major axis. Sketch the Sweep section using the Ellipse sketch tool.404 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Create the Sweep Section: 1. 2. Horizontal SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . Open a sketch on the Right plane. 4. Dimension the major and minor axes of the ellipse. 3.

Add a Coincident relation between the center of the ellipse and the endpoint of the path. Coincident Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 405 REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Sweep Section: 5. Close the sketch. 6.

3. Select the Sweep path sketch. Click Sweep toolbar. on the Features 2. Select the Sweep section sketch. Click OK. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 4.406 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Sweep the Handle: 1. REPRODUCIBLE .

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REPRODUCIBLE " . Find other examples. ! Draft tapers the shape. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Draft is important in molded. cast. ! Same process as extruding a boss except it removes material instead of adding it. or forged parts.408 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Extruded Cut with Draft Angle ! Creates the opening for a candle in the top of the candlestick. " Example: Ice cube tray – without draft it would be very hard to get the ice cubes out of the tray.

Sketch a circular profile Concentric to the circular face. 3. Open a sketch on the top face of the candlestick. 2. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 409 REPRODUCIBLE To Create the Cut: 1. Dimension the circle.

410 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Creating the Cut: 4. End Conditions: " " " " SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware on the Features toolbar. Click Extruded Cut 5. Click OK. REPRODUCIBLE . Type = Blind Depth = 25mm Draft = On Angle = 15° 6.

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412 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Fillet Feature ! Fillets are used to smooth the edges of the candlestick. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Click to turn on Selection Filter toolbar. when filter is REPRODUCIBLE ! Use the Edge selection filter ! Pointer changes appearance active. . Selection Filters ! Help in selecting the correct geometry. .

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414 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Best Practice – Keep it Simple ! Do not use a sweep feature when a revolve or extrude will work. the revolve feature: " " Is mathematically less complex Is easier to sketch – one sketch vs. ! Sweeping a circle along a circular path appears to give the same result as a revolve feature. two Sweep Revolve SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . ! However.

Lesson 10 Loft Features .

or cut. To Create a Simple Loft Feature: 1. Create the planes required for the profile sketches Each sketch should be on a different plane. ! A Loft feature can be a base.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 429 REPRODUCIBLE Loft Feature Overview ! Blends multiple profiles together. Lesson 10: Loft Features . boss.

4. Sketch the remaining profiles on their corresponding planes. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . Sketch a profile on the first plane.430 Lesson 10: Loft Features Creating a Simple Loft Feature: 2. 3. Click Loft on the Features toolbar.

Preview curve Lesson 10: Loft Features . Select each profile. Examine the preview curve.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 431 REPRODUCIBLE Creating a Simple Loft Feature: 5. 7. Click OK . 6.

432 Lesson 10: Loft Features Additional Information About Lofts: ! Neatness counts! " " " Select the profiles in order. ! Review the curve in order to address adjustments. The vertex closest to the selection point is used. ! A preview curve connecting the profiles is displayed. Click corresponding points on each profile. REPRODUCIBLE SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

Lesson 10: Loft Features .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 433 REPRODUCIBLE Neatness Counts! Unexpected results occur when you don’t pick corresponding points on each profile.

434 Lesson 10: Loft Features Neatness Counts! Rebuild errors can occur if you select the profiles in the wrong order. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .

Hold down Ctrl and drag the Front plane in the direction you want the offset to go. Click OK . 2. Lesson 10: Loft Features . 3.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 435 REPRODUCIBLE To Create an Offset Plane: 1. The Plane PropertyManager appears. Enter 25mm for Distance. 4. Note: Ctrl-drag is a common Windows technique for copying objects.

Lesson 10: Loft Features REPRODUCIBLE 436 Creating an Offset Plane – Results SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware .

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 437 REPRODUCIBLE Setting up the Planes Additional offset planes are required. ! Plane3 is offset 40mm from Plane2. ! Verify the positions of the planes. ! Plane2 is offset 25mm from Plane1. Lesson 10: Loft Features . " " Click View. Double-click the planes to see their offset dimensions. Planes.

Open a sketch on the Front plane. ! Each profile is on a separate plane. REPRODUCIBLE . Exit the sketch. Sketch a square. To Create the First Profile: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 1.438 Lesson 10: Loft Features Sketch the Profiles ! The Loft feature is created with 4 profiles. 3. 2.

Sketch a centerline from corner to corner. 3. Sketch a rectangle. 2. Add an Equal relation to one horizontal and one vertical line. 5. Lesson 10: Loft Features . Relate the centerline to the origin with a Midpoint relation. 4. This keeps the rectangle centered. This makes the rectangle a square.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 439 REPRODUCIBLE Best Practice There is a better way to sketch a centered square: 1. Dimension one side of the square.

Sketch a circle and dimension it.440 Lesson 10: Loft Features Sketch the Remaining Profiles: 1. 4. Open sketch on Plane2. 5. Sketch a circle whose circumference is coincident with the corners of the square. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 6. . 2. 3. Open a sketch on Plane1. Exit the sketch. Exit the sketch.

2. Copy or click Copy on the Standard toolbar. Paste or click Paste on the Standard toolbar . 4. Select Sketch3 in the FeatureManager design tree or graphics area. . Click Edit. Click Edit. Select Plane3 in the FeatureManager design tree or graphics area.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 441 REPRODUCIBLE To Copy a Sketch: 1. Sketch4. 3. Sketch4 Lesson 10: Loft Features A new sketch. is created on Plane3.

Do not copy it. ! Therefore. Sketch4 is underdefined. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! To fully define Sketch4. move it to the correct plane using Edit Sketch Plane. ! For example. add a Coradial relation between the copied circle and the original. REPRODUCIBLE . the geometric relations locating the center and defining the circumference were deleted.442 Lesson 10: Loft Features More About Copying Sketches ! External relations are deleted. when you copied Sketch3. ! If you sketch a profile on the wrong plane.

Select a different plane. Right-click the sketch in the FeatureManager design tree. Click OK . 3. Lesson 10: Loft Features 4.SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 443 REPRODUCIBLE To Move a Sketch to a Different Plane: 1. 2. . Select Edit Sketch Plane from the shortcut menu.

Click Loft SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware on the Features toolbar. REPRODUCIBLE .444 Lesson 10: Loft Features Loft Feature The Loft feature blends the 4 profiles to create the handle of the chisel. 1.

Click on each sketch in the same relative location – the right side. 3. Preview curve Lesson 10: Loft Features .SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 445 REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Loft Feature: 2. Select each profile. The preview curve shows how the profiles will be connected when the loft feature is created. Examine the preview curve.

SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE . The Up/Down arrows are used to rearrange the order of the profiles. The sketches are listed in the Profiles box.446 Lesson 10: Loft Features Creating the Loft Feature: 4.

447 . Click OK .REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 10: Loft Features Creating the Loft Feature: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 5.

Select the square face.448 Lesson 10: Loft Features A Second Loft Feature Creates the Bit of the Chisel: ! The second Loft feature is composed of two profiles: Sketch5 and Sketch6. REPRODUCIBLE . 2. Exit the sketch. To Create Sketch5: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 1. . 3. Open a sketch. Click Convert Entities 4.

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To Create the Second Loft Feature:
1. Click Loft on the Features toolbar. 2. Select Sketch5 in the lower right corner of the square. 3. Select Sketch6 in the lower right corner of the rectangle. 4. Examine the preview curve. 5. Click OK.

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SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 453 REPRODUCIBLE Tips and Tricks Remember best practices: ! Only two dimensions are required for the narrow rectangle. ! Use a centerline and a Midpoint relation to center the rectangle. Lesson 10: Loft Features . ! This technique eliminates two dimensions and it captures the design intent.

! Loft can use the face as a profile. ! Select the face near the corner.454 Lesson 10: Loft Features Tips and Tricks ! You do not need Sketch5 (the sketch with the converted edges of the square face). SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE .