IP6L6: CAD LABORATORY
Hours/Week: 3 I A Marks: 25 Exam Hours: 3 Exam Marks: 100
1. Writing Computer programs in C language for 2D and 3D Transformations, scaling and rotating of lines, plane figures and simple geometric solids 2. Creation of drawings of simple machine parts using graphic packages 3. Modeling of metal cutting process 4. Finite element modeling of 3D and 3D simple model and shape optimization 5. Introduction to thermal fluid flow 2D problems 6. Structural and thermal analysis of single point cutting tool 7. Geometric modeling of machine tool elements (without stress analysis). Practicing descritization and connectivity process
and drawings display the same model in different documents. Sketch
on the menu bar. not just 2D drawings. or click Insert. you create 3D parts. The Sketch Tools and Sketch Relations toolbars are displayed. in this part. “Editing Sketch” appears in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. holes) and operations (fillets. shells. the boss is always half as high as the base. of I&P Engg. click the Sketch Manager design tree). cuts. lofted. A sketch is a 2D profile or cross section. PESCE. assemblies. For example. and so on) that you combine to build parts. while preserving your design intent. Creating new drawing To open a 2D sketch. assemblies. or swept along a path to create features. SolidWorks 2000 is a dimension-driven system.CAD Laboratory
Introduction to Solid works
With SolidWorks 2000. Mandya
. Notice that: • • • • A sketch origin appears in the center of the graphics area. You can use these 3D parts to create 2D drawings and 3D assemblies.
Sketch1 appears in the Feature Manager design tree. and drawings. Sketches can be extruded. Features from sketches. Any changes you make to the model in one document are propagated to the other documents containing the model. This opens a sketch on Plane1 (one of the three default planes listed in the Feature
button on the Sketch toolbar. You can specify dimensions and geometric relationships between elements. Parts. Features are the shapes (bosses. A SolidWorks 3D model consists of parts. revolved. chamfers.
Parts from features. Changing dimensions changes the size and shape of the part..
Click the Select button on the Sketch toolbar. Because you began sketching at the origin. of I&P Engg. Move the pointer to the sketch origin. Rectangle.) The other two sides (and three vertices) are blue.. Notice that the two sides of the rectangle that touch the origin are black. 2. Click Rectangle on the Sketch Tools toolbar. As you drag. notice that the pointer displays the dimensions of the rectangle. PESCE. or click Tools.
Sketching the Rectangle
The first feature in the part is a box extruded from a sketched rectangular profile.CAD Laboratory
The status bar shows the position of the pointer. This indicates that they are free to move. or sketch tool. Drag the pointer to create a rectangle. Release the mouse button to complete the rectangle. 3. the vertex of these two sides is automatically related to the origin.
Dept. and hold down the left mouse button. 1. in relation to the sketch origin. (The vertex is not free to move. or rightclick in the graphics area and click Select on the shortcut menu. Mandya
. Sketch Entity. You begin by sketching the rectangle.
. or both. and drag the side or the drag handle at the vertex to resize the rectangle.
When we add dimension to the part. all the entities are black. For more information. Any SolidWorks sketch is in one of three states–each state is indicated by a different color: ⇒ In a fully defined sketch. Mandya
. In a fully defined sketch.
Dept. additional dimensions or relations are needed to completely specify the geometry. the state of the sketch displayed in the status bar. an object has conflicting dimensions or relations. An external reference is a dependency on geometry that exists in another document. the positions of all the entities are fully described by dimensions or relations. ⇒ In an under defined sketch. ⇒ In an over defined sketch. In this state. An under defined sketch entity is blue. Different views of a model
Symbols and Conventions
The Feature Manager design tree gives you information about any parts or features with external references. or both. of I&P Engg. PESCE. you can drag under defined sketch entities to modify the sketch. Click one of the blue sides. see “Derived Parts” and “Assemblies. An over defined sketch entity is red. Working with Parts within an Assembly” in the SolidWorks 2000 Online User’s Guide.CAD Laboratory
If an external reference cannot be found. unless they are fully defined (no symbol). of I&P Engg. • A (+) if they are over defined • A (–) if they are under defined • A (?) if the sketch could not be solved
Dept.. such as sketches. Mandya
. Sketches in the Feature Manager design tree are preceded by one of the following symbols. The name of any feature with external references is also followed by –>. Click the to expand the item and display its contents. the feature name and the part name are Followed by ->? The Feature Manager design tree uses the following conventions: A symbol to the left of an item’s icon indicates that it contains associated items.CAD Laboratory
If a part contains any features with external references (one document dependent on another for its solution). the part name at the top of the tree list is followed by –>. PESCE.
then rotate the component. Temporary Axes (for axes defined implicitly by the software. Origins to show the origin of the assembly. Drag bracket into the Assemb1y window. then move the component. click the component’s name in the FeatureManager design tree. or click one of the component’s faces.sldprt window.) Click the part name Ex: bracket. watch for the pointer shown here. at the top of the FeatureManager design tree in the bracket. and drop it on the assembly origin in the graphics area. Mandya
. or sketched line. click View.. and rotate the component.)
Dept. This pointer indicates an inference to the assembly origin. Then click Rotate Component Around Axis.CAD Laboratory
Assembly of the parts Assembly in Solid works consists of the following steps Bringing parts into an assembly ⇒ Using these assembly mating relations: o Coincident o Concentric o Parallel o Tangent ⇒ Using automatic mating ⇒ Testing mating relations ⇒ Exploding and collapsing the assembly
Universal joint Open a new assembly from menu tab and click View. Axes (for user-defined axes) or View. of I&P Engg. click the component’s name in the FeatureManager design tree. Tile Vertically or Tile Horizontally. When you place a component this way. linear edge. (Click Window. Tile the windows so that you can see both the part window and the assembly window. As you drag. and the planes of the part and the assembly are aligned. the component origin is located coincident with the assembly origin. Click Move Component. Both the Move Component and Rotate Component Around Centerpoint tools remain active so that you can move other non-fixed components in succession. Hold down Ctrl and click both the component and an axis. Click Rotate Component Around Centerpoint. If the axes are not currently displayed. or click one of the component’s faces. PESCE.
The boss of the first part and the face of second part are now concentrically mated. Select). and drag the part.CAD Laboratory
Mating the assembly The following steps are to be followed to mate the assembly Click Mate or Insert. Select these faces
Dept.. Mate again. When you return to select mode (either by clicking Select or Tools. the Assembly Mating dialog box closes. Hold down Ctrl as you select the items. click Move Component. click Preview to check the mate. To test the mate. Mate. PESCE. The Assembly Mating dialog box stays open and on top of the other windows as you continue to add mates. Note: You can also select the items to mate before opening the Assembly Mating dialog box. The Assembly Mating dialog box appears. of I&P Engg. Click the face and boss of the first part and second parts Select Concentric. (ex: the yoke may spin as it moves.) Click Mate or Insert. Mandya
. You can only drag up and down. following the axis of the concentric mate. and click Apply.