SolidWorks 2006 Tutorial

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

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Project 1

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

Create three parts: o AXLE.

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Develop new parts. •

Establish a SolidWorks session.

o SHAFT-COLLAR. o FLATBAR. •

Develop an assembly:

o LINKAGE assembly.

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

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

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Notes:

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Set units and dimensioning standards.3 Download an assembly into SolidWorks. Keyboard shortcuts and Document Properties. System options. Copyrighted Material On the completion of this project. Insert Coincident. Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern. Use the following SolidWorks Features: o Extruded Base. Create a part. Concentric and Parallel Mates. you will be able to: • • • • • • • • • • Establish a SolidWorks session. Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern. Add and modify dimensions. . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . System feedback. Add Geometric Relations.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Project 1 – LINKAGE Assembly Project Objective Provide a basic understanding of the SolidWorks User Interface: Menus. Create three individual parts: • • • AXLE. Obtain the knowledge of the following SolidWorks features: Extruded Base. Create an assembly using existing parts. Copyrighted Material SHAFT-COLLAR. FLATBAR. Generate a sketch. Toolbars. Create an assembly using the three created parts and a downloaded sub-assembly: • LINKAGE assembly.

assemblies and drawings. FLATBAR. The AIRCYLINDER assembly is also available to download from the World Wide Web. SolidWorks is a 3D solid modeling CAD program. .4 AIRCYLINDER assembly Combine the created parts and the downloaded AIRCYLINDER assembly to create the LINKAGE assembly. Copyrighted Material AXLE SHAFTCOLLAR FLATBAR SHAFT-COLLAR. Download the AIRCYLINDER assembly from the enclosed CD. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material LINKAGE assembly PAGE 1 . SolidWorks provides design software to create 3D models and 2D drawings.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Project Overview SolidWorks is a design automation software package used to produce and model parts. Create three parts in this project: • • • AXLE.

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

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

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

Click Start Click All Programs

Click the SolidWorks 2006

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

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

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SolidWorks Resources

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

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

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

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to Expand or Collapse the Task

Utilize the left/right arrows Pane options.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Advance Mode

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

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

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

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

Select Mid Plane for Direction 1 End Condition.188 [4.375 [34. Enter . The diameter of the circle is . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Enter 1. Extrude the sketch to create the first feature. 29) 30) 31) Click OK from the Extrude PropertyManager.78] in the Modify dialog box. If your sketch is not correct. The circular sketch is centered at the Origin. press the f key. To fit your sketch to the Graphics window. . 23) Click the circumference of the circle. 27) Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. select UNDO .13 Fit the model to the Graphics window. The dimension indicates the diameter of the circle.93] for Depth.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Add a dimension. The Extrude PropertyManager is displayed. The cursor displays the diameter feedback symbol. 22) Click Smart Dimension toolbar.188 inches. Copyrighted Material from the Sketch 25) 26) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify pop-up box. 32) Press the f key. 24) Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window. Click Features 28) Click Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar.

The sketch plane is the Front Plane.76].188 [4. Extrude features require the following: • • • Sketch Plane. The FeatureManager lists the features. Depth. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material . Activity: AXLE Part-Save Save the part.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 The Extrude PropertyManager displays the parameters utilized to define the feature. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .93]. 35) 36) Click Create New Folder Enter SW-TUTORIAL-2006 for the file folder name. planes and other geometry that construct the part.375 [34. The Depth is 1. Click the Save button. 34) Double-click the MYDOCUMENTS file folder. The Depth defines the distance. 38) 39) 40) Organize parts into file folders. 37) Double-click the SW-TUTORIAL2006 file folder. 33) Click File. SW-TUTORIAL2006 is the Save in file folder name. Sketch. The Sketch is a circle with the diameter of . Save all documents in the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 file folder. The file folder for this project is named: SWTUTORIAL-2006.14 . Save As from the Main toolbar. Enter AXLE for the File name. The Mid Plane End Condition in the Direction 1 box extrudes the sketch equally on both sides of the sketch plane. Extrude features add material. Enter AXLE ROD for the Description. The Extrude1 feature name is displayed in the FeatureManager.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Note: Three decimal places are displayed. The black sketch is fully defined. Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin.4375 rounds to . Click OK from the Extrude PropertyManager. Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window. The cursor displays the diameter feedback symbol. 85) Select Mid Plane for Direction1 End Condition. Click Circle from the Sketch toolbar.4375 [11. from the Features 81) 82) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify popup box.11] in the Modify dialog box. 77) Click the Origin . Enter . 79) Click Smart Dimension from the Sketch toolbar. The diameter value . The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol.35] for Depth.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature. 80) Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material from the Control Area.250 [6.21 . Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . 83) 84) Click Features Click Extruded Boss/Base toolbar. 75) Click the Front Plane from the FeatureManager for the Sketch plane. Click the circumference of the circle. Click a position to create the circle. 76) Click Sketch Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. 86) Enter . Extrude the sketch to create the first feature. 78) Add a dimension.438.

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

101) Click Features 102) Click Extruded Cut Features toolbar. 109) Click the Green Check mark box. Copyrighted Material from the Modify pop-up The Extrude1 and Cut-Extrude1 features are modified.70]. 110) Double-click the .500 [6.500 [12.250 [6. The Extruded Cut feature is named Cut-Extrude1. Click the from the Modify pop-up box.23 .35] Depth dimension. The Extrude1 dimensions are displayed.35] Copyrighted Material Depth dimension. 106) Double-click the . PAGE 1 .35] in the Modify dialog box. 112) Click Rebuild Green Check mark 113) Click OK Copyrighted Material from the Modify pop-up box. 104) Click OK Copyrighted Material from the Control Area. Return to the original dimensions. 105) Click Trimetric view.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Insert an Extruded Cut feature.250 [6. from the Dimension PropertyManager. The Extrude Depth dimensions are displayed in blue. Double-click the outside face of the SHAFT-COLLAR. The Through All End Condition removes material from the Front Plane through the Extrude1 geometry. 108) Click Rebuild from the Modify pop-up box. 103) Select Through All for Direction1 End Condition. Activity: SHAFT-COLLAR-Modify Dimensions and Edit Color Modify the dimensions. Sketch dimensions are displayed in black. 111) Enter . 107) Enter . from the from the Cut-Extrude PropertyManager.

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

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

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

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

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

Copyrighted Material from the Add Relations box. 167) Click the bottom horizontal line. Hold the Ctrl key down. 172) Click a position above the top horizontal line in the Graphics window. 164) Click Midpoint from the Add Relations box. 174) Click the Green Check mark box. 173) Enter 4. 159) Click Centerline 160) Sketch a horizontal centerline from the left arc center Copyrighted Material from the Sketch toolbar. Add an Equal relation. Release the Ctrl key. 168) Click Equal 169) Click OK Add a dimension.000 [101. Release the Ctrl key. Position the Origin at the Midpoint of the centerline.60] in the Modify box. The Origin and the Centerline are listed in the Selected Entities box.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Maintain the slot sketch symmetric about the Origin. Utilize Add Relations.29 . A relation is a geometric constraint between sketch geometry. from the Properties PropertyManager. 161) Right-click Select Add a Midpoint relation. Sketch a centerline. 162) Click the Origin 163) Click the Centerline. 166) Click the top horizontal line. . . 165) Click OK Copyrighted Material . point to the right arc center point. Hold the Ctrl key down. from the Properties PropertyManager. 170) Click Smart Dimension 171) Click the horizontal centerline. Copyrighted Material in the Modify pop-up PAGE 1 .

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

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

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

LINKAGE Assembly Copyrighted Material Review the FLATBAR Part. The Extruded Cut feature was named Cut-Extrude1. The Midpoint relation maintained the slot profile symmetric about the Origin.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Close all documents. FLATBAR part. Keywords: Rectangle. SolidWorks Help topics. 213) Click Windows. An assembly inserted into another assembly is called a sub-assembly. The LINKAGE assembly consists of the following components: • • • • AXLE part. The Through All End Condition option created the CutExtrude1 feature from the Front plane. Linear and radial dimensions were added to define the overall size of the sketch. Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern are available in Online Help. The 2D sketch utilized the Rectangle and Tangent Arc Sketch tools to create the slot profile. AIRCYLINDER sub-assembly. Copyrighted Material SHAFT-COLLAR part. Copyrighted Material An assembly is a document that contains two or more parts. Close All from the Main menu. The Sketch Plane was the Front Plane. Mates are geometric relationships that align and fit components in an assembly. The name of the feature was Extrude1. equally spaced along the length of the FLATBAR Part. Trim Entities. Features. Extrude1 utilized the Blind End Condition. Additional details on Rectangle. Linear Pattern. Establishing the correct component relationship in an assembly requires forethought on component interaction. You created a Centerline between the two arc center points. Extruded Boss. The Linear Pattern created an array of 9 holes. The FLATBAR utilized an Extruded Base feature. Select Help. Mates remove degrees of freedom from a component. A part or sub-assembly inserted into an assembly is called a component. Extruded Base.33 . Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Extruded. Trim. The Extruded Cut feature removed material to create the hole.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The AIRCYLINDER assembly was fixed to the Origin. The AIRCYLINDER assembly was obtained from the CD in the book and copied to the SW-TUTORIAL-2006 folder. . The AXLE part was the second component inserted into the LINKAGE assembly. Review the LINKAGE Assembly. 331) Press the f key. A Parallel Mate was added between the two FLATBARs. The FLATBAR part was the third component inserted into the LINKAGE assembly.46 . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Two SHAFT-COLLAR parts were inserted into the LINKAGE assembly. 330) Click Isometric view Fit the model to the Graphics window.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Display the Isometric view. The LINKAGE assembly is complete. The AIRCYLINDER sub-assembly was the first component inserted into the LINKAGE assembly. An assembly is a document that contains two or more parts. Each SHAFTCOLLAR required a Concentric Mate between the two cylindrical faces and a Coincident Mate between two flat faces. The FLATBAR required a Concentric Mate between two cylindrical faces and a Coincident Mate between two flat faces. 332) Click Save Copyrighted Material . The Concentric and Coincident Mates added geometric relationships between components in the LINKAGE assembly. The AXLE required a Concentric Mate between two cylindrical faces and a Coincident Mate between two Front Planes. You created the LINKAGE assembly. A second FLATBAR was inserted into the LINKAGE assembly. A part or sub-assembly inserted into an assembly is called a component. Save the LINKAGE assembly.

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

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

Close All from the Main menu. You utilized the Calculate option to play the simulation. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .49 . Keywords: Standard Mates.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Stop the Simulation. Utilize the Keyboard Short Cuts to save modeling time. Click Save . 343) Save the simulation in an AVI file to the SW- TUTORIAL-2006 folder. Design Methods in Assembly.AVI file.AVI file. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material . 342) Click Stop from the Animation Controller. Save the LINKAGE assembly. Physical Simulation. 344) Accept the default file name. You saved the simulation in an . 346) Click Close from the Animation Controller. SolidWorks Help topics. 345) Click OK from the Video Compression box. Review the Keyboard Short Cuts in the Appendix. Additional details on Assembly. 348) Click Save Exit SolidWorks. The LINKAGE assembly project is complete. Fit the assembly to the Graphics window. Note: SW Animator is required to save the simulation in an . The Rotary Motor Physical Simulation tool combined Mates and Physical Dynamics to rotate the FLATBAR components in the LINKAGE assembly. 349) Click Windows.AVI file. Mates and Simulation are available in Online Help. Note: SW Animator is required to save the simulation in an . Select Help. Note: This will take approximately 2 minutes. Mate PropertyManager. Copyrighted Material Review the Physical Simulation. Close the Simulation. The Rotary Motor was applied to the front face of the FLATBAR. Click Save. 347) Press the f key.

The Linear Pattern feature was utilized to create an array of holes in the FLATBAR part. You developed an understanding of the SolidWorks User Interface: Menus. When parts are inserted into an assembly. The Extruded Cut feature was utilized to create a hole in the SHAFT-COLLAR and FLATBAR parts. You created the LINKAGE assembly by inserting the AIRCYLINDER assembly. AXLE. SHAFTCOLLAR and FLATBAR parts. The Extruded Base feature added material to a part. Sketch and Depth. Document Properties. Mates are geometric relationships that align and fit components in an assembly. SHAFT-COLLAR and FLATBAR parts. downloaded the AIRCYLINDER assembly and created the LINKAGE assembly. Toolbars. they are called components. The Extruded Base feature required a Sketch plane.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Project Summary In this project you created three parts. The Rotary Motor Physical Simulation tool combined Mates and Physical Dynamics to rotate the FLATBAR components in the LINKAGE assembly. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Keyboard shortcuts.50 . Features are the building blocks of parts. Coincident and Parallel Mates were utilized to assemble the components. System feedback. The Extruded Base feature was utilized in the AXLE. Parts and Assemblies. Concentric. Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern. You obtained the knowledge of the following SolidWorks features: Extruded Base. The Extruded Cut feature removed material from the part.

JIS. The reference plane for this project is the Front Plane. Components are mated together. axis. Features: Features are geometry building blocks. circles. choose a plane. Features are created from sketched profiles or from edges and faces of existing geometry. The filename extension for a SolidWorks part file name is . Sketch: The name to describe a 2D profile is called a sketch. Relation: A relation is a geometric constraint between sketch entities or between a sketch entity and a plane. Mates: A Mate is a geometric relationship between components in an assembly. and other assemblies (sub-assemblies).SLDASM. Left mouse button is utilized to select geometry. When a part is inserted into an assembly it is called a component.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Project Terminology Utilize Online Help for additional information about the terms utilized in this project. Cursor Feedback: Feedback is provided by a symbol attached to the cursor arrow indicating your selection. Plane: To create a sketch. Component: A part or sub-assembly within an assembly. arcs. Planes are flat and infinite. As the cursor floats across the model. or vertex. polygons and ellipses. Features add or remove material. BSI. feedback is provided in the form of symbols. rectangles.51 . GOST and GB. Menus: Menus provide access to the commands that the SolidWorks software offers. Part: A part is a single 3D object made up of features. Right-mouse button is utilized to invoke commands. Dimension: A value indicating the size of feature geometry. Mouse Buttons: The left and right mouse buttons have distinct meanings in SolidWorks. riding next to the cursor. They are represented on the screen with visible edges. DIN. The Dimensioning standard options are: ANSI. Utilize Add Relations to manually connect related geometry. Assembly: An assembly is a document in which parts. 2D Sketches are created on flat faces and planes within the model. Copyrighted Material Dimensioning Standard: A set of drawing and detailing options developed by national and international organizations. edge. ISO. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . features. Typical geometry types are lines.SLDPRT. The filename extension for a SolidWorks assembly file name is .

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

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

Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 2.54 Twenty AXLE parts are required for a new assembly. m is mass.00 _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 3. Utilize the table above to determine the following questions: How many 1-3/8 inch AXLES can be cut from each steel rod? Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . a) Determine the mass of the AXLE in grams if the AXLE is manufactured from hardened steel.00 $18. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Harden Steel Rod (ø 3/16): Part Number: 23-123-1 23-123-2 23-123-3 Length: Cost: 1 ft 2 ft 3ft $10. The density of hardened steel is .007842 g/mm3. V is volume. Density of a material is provided by the formula: ρ = m/V. What length of Harden Steel Rod should be purchased? _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ . The material supplier catalog lists Harden Steel Rod in foot lengths. Where: • • • ρ is density.00 $24.

natural philosopher and a founder of modern chemistry. English scientist. Along with his student. Boyle developed the air pump. Robert Hooke (1635-1703). P of a given mass of a gas is inversely proportional to its volume. the pressure. __________________________________________________________ Copyrighted Material __________________________________________________________ Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .55 __________________________________________________________ . • • P1 / P2 = V2 / V1 Copyrighted Material P1 x V1 = P2 x V2 Copyrighted Material Illustration of Boyle’s Law Courtesy of SMC Corporation of America The pressure in a closed container is doubled. How will the volume of air inside the container be modified? Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was an Irish born. Boyle utilized experiments and the scientific method to test his theories. Air is a gas. Research other contributions made by Robert Boyle and Robert Hooke that are utilized today. V.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly 4. Boyle’s Law states that with constant temperature.

Describe the procedure to begin a new sketch. 3. Identify how you incorporated design intent into the parts and assembly. 12. 14. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Define a relation. Copyrighted Material 18.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Questions 1. each component has_______# degrees of freedom? Name them. In an assembly. red indicates a sketch is ___________ defined. The sketch color. Copyrighted Material 15. The sketch color. 6. Describe the procedure to “wake up” a centerpoint. Provide an example. black indicates a sketch is ___________ defined. 9. 4. 13.56 . A fixed component cannot move in an assembly. Review the Design Intent section in the Introduction. blue indicates a sketch is ___________ defined. Describe the differences between an Extruded-Base feature and an Extruded-Cut feature. Describe a part. Explain the steps required to change part unit dimensions from inches to millimeters. 7. Identify the three default reference planes. 11. 2. What are Mates and why are they important in assembling components? 16. 8. The sketch color. True or False. Copyrighted Material 5. 17. Explain the steps in starting a SolidWorks session. 10. Describe an assembly or sub-assembly. What is the Base feature? Provide an example. What is a Linear Pattern? Provide an example.

5mm] Stainless Steel. Calculate the required dimensions for the FLATBAR5HOLE part.060in [1. Copyrighted Material FLATBAR-5HOLE • • • Hole diameter is . Create the FLATBAR-3HOLE part.060in [1. Utilize a Linear Pattern for the three holes. Radius is .2: FLATBAR-5HOLE. • • Utilize the Front Plane for the Sketch Plane.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Exercises Exercise 1.250in.190in. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Use the following information: Holes are . Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material FLATBAR-3HOLE Exercise 1. The FLATBAR–5HOLE part is manufactured from 0. Utilize a Linear Pattern for the five holes.500in on center. • • • Utilize the Front Plane for the Sketch Plane. Create the FLATBAR-5HOLE part.5mm] Stainless Steel.1: FLATBAR-3HOLE. The FLATBAR–3HOLE part is manufactured from 0.57 .

SHAFT COLLAR parts and 2. Check the Save as Copy check box. Copyrighted Material • • Insert the first AXLE part. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Enter LINKAGE-2 for file name. The FLATBAR-3HOLE part was created in Exercise 1. Select File.3a: LINKAGE-2 Assembly. Insert a Concentric Mate.58 . FLATBAR-3HOLE parts to create the LINKAGE-2 assembly. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . 4. AXLE parts.1. Create the LINKAGE-2 assembly. Save As from the Main menu. Utilize 2. LINKAGE-2 ASSEMBLY for Description.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Exercise 1. • • • • Open the LINKAGE assembly.

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

Use the LINKAGE-2 assembly created in the previous exercise for the simulation • • • Apply a Rotary Motor to the front FLATBAR3HOLE. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Exercise 1.60 . Play the Simulation. Perform the same tasks to insert the other three required SHAFT-COLLAR parts. Record the Simulation.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 • • Insert a Coincident Mate. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 .3b: LINKAGE-2 Assembly Simulation.

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

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

The FLATBAR-5HOLE part is Link3. The FLATBAR-3HOLE parts are Link2 and Link4.63 .SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly In mechanical design. Copyrighted Material Link2 Link3 Link1 Link4 Link2 and Link4 are called the Cranks. the ROCKER assembly is classified as a mechanism. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . The AXLE part is Link1. Link1 is called the Frame. Link3 is called the Coupler. A Four-Bar Linkage is a common mechanism comprised of four links.

Through the World Wide Web (www.64 . The resin melts and accumulates into the front of the screw. review the injection molded manufacturing process. The injection molding process is as follows: Copyrighted Material Plastic Resin Plate A Plate B Hopper An operator pours the plastic resin in the form of small dry pellets.) PAGE 1 . Copyrighted Material Injection Molded Process (Courtesy of Lee Plastics. The screw pushes the pellets forward into a heated chamber. At high pressure.Linkage Assembly SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 The Injection Molded Process Lee Plastics of Sterling.com). into a hopper. (Plates A & B). Plates A and B are the machined plates that you will design in this project. The mold opens. Inc. to the gate and into a closed mold. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material Screw Gate The plastic fills the part cavities through a narrow channel called a gate. (along the parting line) and an ejection pin pushes the plastic part out of the mold into a slide. MA is a precision injection molding company. The hopper feeds a large auger screw. the screw pushes the molten plastic through a nozzle.leeplastics. The plastic cools and forms a solid in the mold cavity.

Engineers and designers work with mold makers to produce plastic parts. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material The models obtained from these web sites are for educational purposes only. • Utilize the World Wide Web and review the web sites mikejwilson. CSWP Learn modeling techniques from others.com.com and zxys. Model information is utilized to create plastic molds for products from toys to toothbrushes.SolidWorks Tutorial 2006 Linkage Assembly Exercise 1. create your own designs. Model Courtesy of Mike J.65 .5: Industry Application Engineers and designers develop a variety of products utilizing SolidWorks. Today’s automobiles utilize over 50% plastic components. A common manufacturing procedure for plastic parts is named the Injection Molding Process. Scooby Doo® is a registered trademark of Hanna-Barbera Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 . Cost reduction drives plastic part production. Wilson.

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