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# Laboratory III Rapid Practical III

1. Before the parts can be converted into STL format and printed, a few dimensions of the certain
parts will have to be adjusted so they can fit with each other during the assembly. To do that, the
drawing will have to be repaired in SolidWorks software
2. First, Open the Solidworks = Base Plate.SLDPRT
3. Evaluate the mass properties = Evaluate> Mass Properties
4. Add and Edit the Material Properties of PLA

4.1 Edit Material > Custom Material > Plastic > Right Click > New Material
4.3 Save>Apply
Elastic Modulus = 3500000000 N/m^2
Poisson's Ratio = 0.36 N/A
Shear Modulus = 2400000000 N/m^2
Mass Density = 1300 kg/m^3
Tensile Strength = 50000000 N/m^2
Thermal Conductivity = 0.13 W/(m·K)
Specific Heat = 1800 J/(kg·K)

## 5. Evaluate the mass properties

6. Select ‘edit sketch’ to reduce the mass of base plate.

## 7. Sketch a rectangle and give its dimension

8. Linear sketch pattern

## - X-axis (reverse) > 22.5 mm > 180 deg

- Y-axis (reverse) > 25 mm > 90 deg
- Entities to pattern : select 4 lines in the new rectangle
- ok
9. Evaluate the mass properties after editing material and edit sketch

## 10.1 Open ‘Shaft Holder’ part soldiworks model

10.2 Evaluate the current mass properties

## 10.3 Edit material to PLA

10.4 Evaluate the mass properties after edit the material
10.5 Highlight upper hole features and click linear pattern

## 10.6.1 Direction 1 (reverse direction) > Select Face 1

10.6.2 Distance for direction 1 > 15 mm
10.6.3 Quantity > 4
10.6.4 ok
10.7 Evaluate the mass properties after editing

10.8 Save

## 11.1 Open ‘Shaft Holder’ part Solidworks model

12. Cam editing to reach 9 mm

## - Material editing > PLA

- Move all entities
- Draw a circle

## - Choose arc 12 and arc 5. Place a tangent relation

- Change the dimension

## R15 > R12

R23 > R25
R28 > R29
18 mm > 9.54 mm
R7 > R6.23
- Make new construction circle and add tangent relation with R9.54 arc

- Edit R7 to R6.23
- Check gap between both construction circle must be 9 mm

- ok
- Edit extruded cut hole feature from blind to trough all
- Save and rebuild