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    • Lesson 2 Basic Functionality
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 51
    • Lesson 2: Basic Functionality REPRODUCIBLE The SolidWorks model is made up of: The SolidWorks Model ! Assemblies ! Drawings ! Parts 52 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Drawing Part Assembly Part Drawing SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 53
    • 54 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features ! Features are the building blocks of the part. ! Features are the shapes and SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware operations that construct the part. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Shape Features Base feature ! First feature in part. ! Created from a 2D sketch. ! Forms the work piece to Lesson 2: Basic Functionality which other features are added. 55
    • 56 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Examples of Shape Features Boss feature ! Adds material to part. ! Created from 2D sketch. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Boss features REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Shape Features Cut feature ! Removes material from part. ! Created from a 2D sketch. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Cut features 57
    • 58 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Examples of Shape Features Hole feature ! Removes material. ! Works like a more SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware intelligent cut feature. ! Corresponds Hole features to process REPRODUCIBLE such as counter-sink, thread, counter-bore.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Operation Features Fillet feature Fillet features ! Used to round off sharp edges. ! Can remove or add material. " Outside edge (convex fillet) Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Fillet features removes material. 59
    • Lesson 2: Basic Functionality REPRODUCIBLE Inside edge (concave fillet) adds material. " 60 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Examples of Operation Features Chamfer feature ! Similar to a fillet. ! Bevels an edge rather than rounding it. Chamfer feature Lesson 2: Basic Functionality ! Can remove or add material. 61
    • 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. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Applied directly to the work piece by selecting edges or faces. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create an Extruded Base Feature: 1. Select a sketch plane. 2. Sketch a 2D profile. 3. Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Sketch the 2D profile Extrude the sketch Resulting base feature 63
    • 64 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality To Create a Revolved Base Feature: 1. Select a sketch Centerline plane. 2. Sketch a 2D profile. 3. Sketch a SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware centerline. 4. Revolve the sketch around the centerline. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Terminology: Document Window Divided into two FeatureManager design tree panels: ! Left panel contains the FeatureManager® design tree. " Lists the structure of the part, assembly or Graphics Area drawing. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality ! Right panel contains the Graphics Area. " Location to display, create, and modify a part, assembly or drawing. 65
    • 66 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Terminology: User Interface Menu Bar Toolbars Drawing document window SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Part document window Status bar REPRODUCIBLE
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Terminology: PropertyManager Confirmation Corner PropertyManager Handle Preview SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 67
    • 68 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Terminology: Basic Geometry ! Axis - An implied Axis centerline that runs through every cylindrical Plane feature. ! Plane - A flat 2D SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware surface. Origin ! Origin - The point where the three default reference planes intersect. The REPRODUCIBLE coordinates of the origin are: (x = 0, y = 0, z = 0).
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Terminology: Basic Geometry ! Face – The surface or “skin” Vertex Edge of a part. Faces can be flat or curved. ! Edge – The boundary of a Edge face. Edges can Faces be straight or Lesson 2: Basic Functionality curved. ! Vertex – The corner where edges meet. 69
    • 70 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features and Commands Base feature ! The Base feature is the first feature that is created. ! The Base feature is the foundation of the part. ! The Base feature geometry for the box is an SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware extrusion. ! The extrusion is named Extrude1. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands Features used to build the box are: ! Extruded Base feature 1. Base Feature 2. Fillet Feature ! Fillet feature ! Shell feature ! Extruded Cut feature Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 3. Shell Feature 4. Cut Feature 71
    • 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. ! Extrude the sketch. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Extrusions are always perpendicular to the sketch plane. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands Fillet feature ! The fillet feature rounds the edges or faces of a part. ! Select the edges to be rounded. Selecting a face rounds all the Fillet edges of that face. ! Specify the fillet radius. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 73
    • 74 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Features and Commands Shell feature ! The shell feature removes material from the selected face. ! Using the shell feature creates a hollow box from a solid box. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Specify the wall thickness for the shell feature. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands To create the extruded cut feature for the box: 1. Sketch the 2D circular profile. 2. Extrude the 2D Sketch profile perpendicular to the sketch plane. 3. Enter Through All for the end Lesson 2: Basic Functionality condition. 4. The cut penetrates through the entire part. 75
    • 76 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Dimensions and Geometric Relationships ! Specify dimensions and geometric relationships between features and sketches. ! Dimensions change the size and shape of the part. ! Mathematical relationships between dimensions SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware can be controlled by equations. ! Geometric relationships are the rules that control the behavior of sketch geometry. REPRODUCIBLE ! Geometric relationships help capture design intent.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Dimensions ! Base depth = 50 mm ! Boss depth = 25 mm Mathematical relationship: Lesson 2: Basic Functionality ! Boss depth = Base depth ÷ 2 77
    • 78 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Geometric Relationships Vertical Horizontal Parallel Intersection SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Tangent REPRODUCIBLE Concentric Perpendicular
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Start SolidWorks 1. Click the Start button on Windows task bar. 2. Click Programs. 3. Click the SolidWorks folder. 4. Click the SolidWorks application. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 79
    • Lesson 2: Basic Functionality REPRODUCIBLE The SolidWorks Window 80 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating New Files Using Templates 1. Click New on the Standard toolbar 2. Select a document template: " Part Tutorial Tab " Assembly " Drawing Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 81
    • 82 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Document Templates ! Document Templates control the units, grid, text, and other settings for the model. ! The Tutorial document templates are required to complete the exercises in the Online Tutorials. ! The templates are located in the Tutorial tab on the SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware New SolidWorks Document dialog box. ! Document properties are saved in templates. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Document Properties ! Accessed through the Tools, Options menu. Control settings like: ! Units: English (inches) or Metric (millimeters) ! Grid/Snap Settings ! Colors, Material Properties and Image Quality Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 83
    • 84 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality System Options ! Accessed through the Tools, Options menu. ! Allow you to customize your work environment. System options control: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! File locations ! Performance ! Spin box increments REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Multiple Views of a Document ! Drag the horizontal and vertical split con- trols to view 4 panes. ! Set the view and display options. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 85
    • 86 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Creating a 2D Sketch: Sketch Tool 1. Select a sketch plane. The default sketch plane is Sketch Origin Front. Rectangle Tool SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2. Click Sketch on the Sketch toolbar. 3. Click Rectangle on the Sketch Tools toolbar. REPRODUCIBLE 4. Move the pointer to the Sketch Origin.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating a 2D Sketch: Sketch Tool 5. Click the left mouse button. 6. Drag the pointer up Sketch Origin and to the right. Rectangle Tool 7. Click the left mouse button again. Lesson 2: Basic Functionality 87
    • 88 Lesson 2: Basic Functionality Adding Dimensions ! Dimensions specify the size of the model. To create a dimension: Text Location 1. Click Dimension on the Sketch Relations toolbar. 2D Geometry SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2. Click the 2D geometry. 3. Click the text location. REPRODUCIBLE 4. Enter the dimension value.
    • Lesson 3 The 40-minute Running Start
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Features and Commands Base Feature ! The first feature that is created. ! The foundation of the part. ! The base feature geometry for the box is an extrusion. ! The extrusion is named Extrude1. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! Tip: Keep the base feature simple. 105
    • 106 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start To Create an Extruded Base Feature: 1. Select a sketch plane. 2. Sketch a 2D profile. 3. Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Sketch the 2D profile Extrude the sketch Resulting base feature
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Features Used to Build Tutor1 3. Cut Extrude 5. Shell 2. Boss Extrude 4. Fillets 1. Base Extrude SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 107
    • 108 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Extruded Boss Feature ! Adds material to the part. ! Requires a sketch. Extruded Cut Feature ! Removes material from the part. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Requires a sketch. Fillet Feature ! Rounds the edges or faces of a part to a specified REPRODUCIBLE radius.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Shell Feature ! Removes material from the selected face. ! Creates a hollow block from a solid block. ! Very useful for thin-walled, plastic parts. Shell Feature Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! You are required to specify a wall thickness when using the shell feature. 109
    • 110 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start View Control Magnify or reduce the view of a model in the graphics area. Zoom to Fit – displays the part so that it fills the current window. Zoom to Area – zooms in on a portion of the view SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware that you select by dragging a bounding box. Zoom In/Out – drag the pointer upward to zoom in. Drag the pointer downward to zoom out. REPRODUCIBLE Zoom to Selection – the view zooms so that the selected object fills the window.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Display Modes Illustrate the part in various display modes. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Wireframe Hidden Lines Visible Hidden Lines Shaded Removed 111
    • Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start REPRODUCIBLE Right View Bottom View Front View Top View Left View Standard Views Isometric View Back View 112 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE View Orientation Changes the view display to correspond to one of the standard view orientations. Front Top Right Left Bottom Back Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Isometric Normal To (selected plane or planar face) 113
    • Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start REPRODUCIBLE 114 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE View Orientation The views most commonly used to describe a part are: ! Top View ! Front View Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! Right View ! Isometric View 115
    • 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 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware view ! Top = Top or Bottom view REPRODUCIBLE ! Right = Right or Left view
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Isometric View Displays the part with height, width, and depth equally foreshortened. ! Pictorial rather than orthographic. ! Shows all three dimensions – height, width, and depth. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! Easier to visualize than orthographic views. 117
    • 118 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Section View ! Displays the internal structure of a model. ! Requires a section cutting plane. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Section Plane REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE The Status of a Sketch ! Under defined " Additional dimensions or relations are required. " Under defined sketch entities are blue (by default). ! Fully defined " No additional dimensions or relationships are required. " Fully defined sketch entities are black (by default). Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start ! Over defined " Contains conflicting dimensions or relations, or both. " Over defined sketch entities are red (by default). 119
    • 120 Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start Geometric Relations ! Geometric relations are the rules that control the behavior of sketch geometry. ! Geometric relations help capture design intent. ! Example: The sketched circle is concentric with the circular edge SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware of the extruded boss feature. ! In a concentric relation, selected entities have the same center point. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Geometric Relations ! The SolidWorks default name for circular geometry is an Arc#. ! SolidWorks treats circles as 360° arcs. Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start 121
    • Lesson 3: The 40-Minute Running Start REPRODUCIBLE 122 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • Lesson 4 Assembly Basics
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Features Used to Build Tutor2 4. Cut Extrude 2. Fillet 1. Base Extrude 3. Shell SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 147
    • 148 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Sketch for Cut Feature ! Sketch is composed of two curves. " Convert Entities creates the outside curve. " Offset Entities creates the inside curve. ! Rather than drawing the outlines by hand, they are “copied” from existing geometry. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! This technique is: " Fast and easy– select the face and click the tool. " Accurate – sketch entities are “cloned” directly from existing geometry. REPRODUCIBLE " Intelligent – if the solid body changes shape, the sketch updates. Automatically.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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. 149
    • 150 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics To Create the Outside Curve: 1. Select the sketch plane. 2. Open a new sketch. Sketch Plane 3. Select the face or curves you want to convert. In this case, select the face. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 4. Click Convert Entities on the Sketch toolbar. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Outside Curve: 5. Outside edges of face are copied into the active sketch. 6. Sketch is fully defined – no dimensions needed. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 151
    • 152 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics To Create the Inside Curve: 1. Click Offset Entities on the Sketch toolbar. The PropertyManager opens. 2. Enter the distance value of 2mm. 3. Select one of the converted SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware entities. 4. The Select chain option causes the offset to go all the way around the contour. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Inside Curve: 5. The system generates a preview of the resulting offset. 6. An small arrow points toward the cursor. If you move you cursor to the other side of the line , the arrow changes direction. This indicates on which side the offset will be created. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 7. Move the cursor so it is inside the contour. Click the left mouse button to create the offset. 153
    • 154 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Creating the Inside Curve: 8. The resulting sketch is fully defined. 9. There is only one dimension. It controls the offset distance. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Tutor Assembly The Tutor assem- bly is comprised of two parts: ! Tutor1 (created in Lesson 2) ! Tutor2 (created in this lesson) Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 155
    • 156 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Assembly Basics ! 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. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Components and their assembly are directly related through file linking. ! Changes in the components affect the assembly. REPRODUCIBLE ! Changes in the assembly affect the components.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To create the Tutor assembly: 1. Open a new assembly document template. 2. Open Tutor1. 3. Open Tutor2. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 4. Arrange the windows. 157
    • Lesson 4: Assembly Basics REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Tutor assembly: icons into the drop the part document. assembly 5. Drag and 158 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Assembly Basics ! The first component placed into an assembly is fixed. ! A fixed component cannot move. ! If you want to move a fixed component, you must Float (unfix) it first. ! Tutor1 is added to the FeatureManager design tree with the symbol (f). Lesson 4: Assembly Basics ! The symbol (f) indicates a fixed component. 159
    • 160 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Assembly Basics ! Tutor2 is added to the FeatureManager design tree with the symbol (-). ! The symbol (-) indicates an underdefined component. ! Tutor2 is free to move and rotate. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Manipulating Components Move Component – translates (moves) the selected component according to its available degrees of freedom. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 161
    • 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
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Degrees of Freedom: There are Six ! They describe how an object is free to move. ! Translation (movement) along X, Y, and Z axes. ! Rotation around Lesson 4: Assembly Basics X, Y, and Z axes. 163
    • 164 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Mate Relationships ! Mates relationships align and fit together components in an assembly. ! The Tutor assembly requires three mates to fully define it. The three mates are: ! Coincident between the top Edges SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware back edge of Tutor1 and the edge of the lip on Tutor2. Tutor1 REPRODUCIBLE Tutor2
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Mate Relationships ! Second Mate: Coincident mate between the right face of Tutor1 and the right face of Tutor2. ! Third Mate: Coincident mate between the top face of Tutor1 and the top face of Tutor2. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 165
    • 166 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Mates and Degrees of Freedom ! The first mate removes all but two degrees of freedom. ! The remaining degrees of SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware freedom are: " Movement along the edge. " Rotation around REPRODUCIBLE the edge.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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 167
    • 168 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Mates and Degrees of Freedom ! The third mate removes last degree of freedom. ! No remaining degrees of freedom. ! The assembly is fully defined. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! The switchplate requires two fasteners. ! Create the fastener. ! Create the switchplate- fastener assembly. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 169
    • 170 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! The switchplate-fastener assembly requires three mates to be fully defined. The three mates are: ! First Mate: Concentric SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware mate between the cylindrical face of the fastener and the cylindrical face of the REPRODUCIBLE switchplate. Faces
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Second Mate: Coincident Faces mate between the flat circular back face of the fastener and the flat front face of the switchplate. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 171
    • 172 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Third Mate: Parallel mate between the flat Faces cut face of the fastener and the flat top face of the SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware switchplate. ! The switchplate- fastener assembly is REPRODUCIBLE fully defined.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! The cdcase-storagebox assembly requires three mates to be fully defined. The three mates are: ! First Mate: Coincident between the inside bottom face of the storagebox and the bottom face of the cdcase. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Faces 173
    • 174 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Additional Mate Relationships for Exercises and Projects ! Second Mate: Coincident mate between the inside Inside back face back face of the storagebox and the back face of the cdcase. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Faces REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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. ! Distance = 1cm. Faces ! Good job! Now, would you like to do this 24 more times? Lesson 4: Assembly Basics ! No! 175
    • 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 ! The Seed Component in this example is the cdcase. ! This eliminates the work of adding and mating REPRODUCIBLE each cdcase individually.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create a Local Component Pattern: 1. Click Insert, Component Pattern. 2. Click Define your own pattern. 3. Click Arrange in straight lines. Lesson 4: Assembly Basics 4. Click Next. 177
    • 178 Lesson 4: Assembly Basics Creating a Local Component Pattern: 5. Select the cdcase as the Seed Component. 6. Select the front edge of the storage box for Along Edge/ SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Dim. 7. Spacing = 1cm 8. Instances = 25 REPRODUCIBLE 9. Click Finish.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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 179
    • Lesson 4: Assembly Basics REPRODUCIBLE 180 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • Lesson 6 Drawing Basics
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 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. ! Other information – Notes communicate non- Lesson 6: Drawing Basics graphic information about manufacturing processes such as drill, ream, bore, paint, plate, grind, heat treat, remove burrs, and so forth. 229
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Sample Engineering Drawing 230 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 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. " Sometimes you can use fewer. " However, sometimes more are needed. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 231
    • 232 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Drawing Views Why do we need three views? ! The Front and Top views of both parts are identical. ! The Right side view is SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware necessary to show the characteristic shape. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 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 233
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Drawing Views: When Three is too ! The Right side view is unnecessary. Many 234 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Dimensions There are two kinds of dimensions: ! Size dimensions – how big is the feature? Size Dimensions ! Location dimensions – where is the feature? Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Location Dimensions 235
    • 236 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics General Drawing Rules – Dimensions ! For flat pieces, give the thickness dimensions in the edge view, and all other dimensions in the outline view. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE General Drawing Rules – Dimensions ! Dimension features in the view where they can be seen true size and shape. ! Use diameter dimensions for circles. ! Use radial dimensions for arcs. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 237
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE General Drawing Rules – Dimensions Not This ! Omit unnecessary dimensions. This 238 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Dimension Guidelines – Appearance ! Place dimensions away from the profile lines. ! Allow space between individual dimensions. ! A gap must exist between the profile lines and the extension lines. ! The size and style of leader line, text, and arrows should be consistent throughout the drawing. ! Display only the number of decimal places required for manufacturing precision. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics ! Neatness counts! 239
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Drawing Appearance – Not Good 240 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Drawing Appearance – Much Better SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 241
    • 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 - Landscape or Portrait SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Sheet Format " Borders " Title block REPRODUCIBLE " Data forms and tables such as bill of materials or revision history
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Drawing Templates Choices in SolidWorks ! Standard SolidWorks drawing template ! Tutorial drawing template ! Custom template ! No template Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 243
    • 244 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics To Create a New Drawing Using a Document Template: 1. Click New on the Standard toolbar 2. Click the Tutorial tab. Drawing Icon SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 3. Double- Tutorial Tab click the drawing icon. Preview REPRODUCIBLE
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Sample Drawing Template SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 245
    • 246 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Edit Sheet vs. Edit Sheet Format There are two modes in the drawing: ! Edit Sheet " This is the mode you use to make detailed drawings " Used 99+% of the time " Add or modify views " Add or modify dimensions " SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Add or modify text notes ! Edit Sheet Format " Change the title block size and text headings " Change the border REPRODUCIBLE " Incorporate a company logo " Add standard text that appears on every drawing
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Title Block ! Contains vital part and/or assembly information. ! Each company can have a unique version of a title block. ! Typical title block information includes: Company name Material & Finish Part number Tolerance Part name Drawing scale Drawing number Sheet size Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Revision number Revision block Sheet number Drawn By/Checked By 247
    • 248 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics To Edit the Title Block: 1. Right-click in the graphics area, and select Edit Sheet Format from the shortcut SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware menu. REPRODUCIBLE
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Title Block: 2. Zoom in on the title block. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 249
    • 250 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Title Block: 1. Double-click the note that says <COMPANY NAME>. The PropertyManager appears. 2. Enter your school name in the text insertion box. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 251
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Editing the Title Block: centered in the 6. Position the note so it is space. 252 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Customizing the Part Name Advanced Topic ! 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 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics or assembly that is shown on the drawing. ! This can be done. 253
    • 254 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 1. Click Note on the Annotation toolbar, or click Insert, Annotations, Note. The PropertyManager appears. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2. Click the Link to Property button . REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 3. Choose SW-File Name from the list of properties, and click Current document. 4. Click OK to add the property. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 255
    • 256 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 5. In the PropertyManager, set any other text properties such as justification, or font. 6. Click OK to apply the changes and SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware close the PropertyManager. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Editing the Part Name: Advanced Topic 7. Results. Currently the title block shows the text of the property. However, when the first view is added to the drawing, that text will change to become the file name of the referenced part or Lesson 6: Drawing Basics assembly. 257
    • 258 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Switching to Edit Sheet Mode: 1. Right-click in the graphics area, and select Edit Sheet from the shortcut menu. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 2. This is the mode you must be in when you make drawings. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Detailing Options Dimensioning Standards ! Dimensioning standards determine things such as arrowhead style and dimension text position. ! The Tutorial drawing template uses the ISO standard. ! ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics ! ISO is widely used in European countries. 259
    • 260 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Detailing Options Dimensioning Standards ! ANSI is widely used in the United States. ! ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Other standards include BSI (British Standards Institution) and DIN (Deutsche Industries-Normen). ! Customize the drawing template to use the ANSI REPRODUCIBLE standard.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Detailing Options Setting the dimensioning standard: 1. Click Tools, Options. 2. Click the Document Properties tab 3. Click Detailing. 4. Select ANSI from the Dimensioning Lesson 6: Drawing Basics standard list. 5. Click OK. 261
    • 262 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Detailing Options Setting text fonts: 1. Click Tools, Options. 2. Click the Document Properties tab SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 3. Click Annotations Font. 4. Select the annotation type REPRODUCIBLE from the list.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Detailing Options Setting text fonts continued: 5. The Choose Font dialog box opens. 6. Make the desired changes and click OK. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 263
    • 264 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Saving a Custom Drawing Template: 1. Click File, Save As... 2. From the Save as type: list, click Drawing Templates. The system automati- cally jumps to the SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware directory where the templates are installed. 3. Click to create a new folder. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Saving a Custom Drawing Template: 4. Name the new folder Custom. 5. Browse to the Custom folder. 6. Enter ANSI-MM- SIZEA for the file name. 7. Click Save. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Drawing templates have the suffix *.drwdot 265
    • 266 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Creating a Drawing – General Procedure 1. Open the part or assembly you wish to detail. 2. Open a new drawing of the desired size. 3. Add views: usually three standard views plus any specialized views such as detail, auxiliary, or SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware section views. 4. Insert the dimensions and arrange the dimensions on the drawing. REPRODUCIBLE 5. Add additional sheets, views and/or notes if required.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create Three Standard Views: 1. Click Standard 3 Drawing View 2 View . Drawing View 3 2. Select Tutor1 from the Window Drawing View 1 menu. 3. Click the graphics area of the part The drawing window Lesson 6: Drawing Basics reappears with the three views of the selected part. 267
    • 268 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Working with Drawing Views ! To select a view, click the view boundary. The view boundary is displayed in green. ! Drawing views 2 and 3 are aligned with view 1. ! Drag Drawing View1 (Front). Drawing View 2 (Top) and Drawing View 3 (Right) move, staying aligned SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware to Drawing View1. ! Drawing View 3 can only be dragged left or right. ! Drawing View 2 can only be dragged up or down. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Working with Drawing Views ! Hidden line representation. " Hidden Lines Visible is usually used in orthographic views. " Hidden Lines Removed is usually used in isometric views. ! Tangent edge display. " Right-click inside the view border. " Select Tangent Edge, Tangent Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Edges Removed from the shortcut menu. 269
    • 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 . Associativity SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Changing the values of imported dimensions will change the part. REPRODUCIBLE ! You cannot change the values of manually inserted dimensions.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Import Dimensions into the Drawing: 1. Click Model Items on the Annotation toolbar, or click Insert, Model Items. 2. Click the Dimensions check box. 3. Click the Import items into all views check box. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 4. Click OK. 271
    • 272 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Manipulating Dimensions ! Moving dimensions: " Click the dimension text. " Drag the dimension to the desired location. " To move a dimension into a different view, press and hold the Shift key while you drag it. ! Deleting dimensions: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware " Click the dimension text, and then press the Delete key. ! Flipping the arrows: " Click the dimension text. " A green dot appears on the dimension REPRODUCIBLE arrows. " Click the dot to flip the arrows in or out.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Finish the Drawing ! Position the views. ! Arrange the dimensions by dragging them. ! Set hidden line removal and tangent Lesson 6: Drawing Basics edge display. 273
    • 274 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Associativity ! Changing a dimension on the drawing changes the model " Double-click the dimension text. " Enter a new value. " Rebuild. ! Open the part. The part reflects SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware the new value. ! Open the assembly. The assembly also reflects the new REPRODUCIBLE value.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Multi-sheet Drawings Drawings can contain more than one sheet. ! The first drawing sheet contains Tutor1. ! The second drawing sheet contains the Tutor assembly. ! Use the B-size landscape (11” x 17”) drawing Sheet Format. ! Add 3 standard views. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics ! Add an Isometric view of the assembly. The Isometric view is a named view. 275
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Three View Drawing of Assembly 276 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Named Views ! A named view shows the part or assembly in a specific orientation. ! Examples of named views are: " Standard Views such as Front, Top or Isometric view. " User-defined view orientations that were created in the part or assembly. " The current view in a part or assembly. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 277
    • 278 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics To Insert a Named View: 1. Click Named View , or click Insert, Drawing View, Named View. 2. Click inside the border of an existing view. Important: Do not click directly on one of the parts in the assembly. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Doing so will create a named view of that specific part. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Inserting a Named View: 3. A list of named views appears in the PropertyManager. Select the desired view, in this case, Isometric, from the list. 4. Place the view in the desired location on the drawing. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 279
    • Lesson 6: Drawing Basics REPRODUCIBLE Isometric View Added to Drawing 280 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Specialized Views Detail View – used to show enlarged view of something. 1. Click , or click Insert, Drawing View, Detail. 2. Sketch a circle in the “source” view. 3. Position the view on drawing. Lesson 6: Drawing Basics 4. Edit the label to change scale. 5. Import dimensions or drag them into view. 281
    • 282 Lesson 6: Drawing Basics Specialized Views Section View – used to show internal aspects of object. 1. Click , or click Insert Drawing View, Section. 2. Sketch line in the “source” SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware view. 3. Position the view on drawing. 4. Section view is automatically crosshatched. REPRODUCIBLE 5. Double-click section line to reverse arrows.
    • Lesson 9 Revolve and Sweep Features
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 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 383
    • 384 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Create a Revolve Feature: 1. Select a sketch plane. Centerline 2. Sketch a 2D profile. 3. Sketch a centerline. " The centerline must be in the sketch with the profile. It cannot be in a SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware separate sketch. " The profile must not cross the centerline. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating a Revolve Feature: 4. Click Revolved Boss/Base . 5. Specify the angle of rotation and click OK. " The default angle is 360°, which is right 99+% of the time. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features 385
    • Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features REPRODUCIBLE Creating a Revolve Feature: 6. The sketch is revolved around the centerline creating the feature. 386 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Sketching Arcs – 3 Point Arc ! A 3 Point Arc creates an arc through three points – the start, end and midpoint. To Create a 3 Point Arc: 1. Click 3 Pt Arc on the Sketch Tools toolbar. 2. Point to the arc start location and click the left mouse button. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features 3. Move the pointer to the arc to the end location. 4. Click the left mouse button again. 387
    • 388 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Creating a 3 Point Arc: 5. Drag the arc midpoint to establish the radius and direction (convex vs. concave). 6. Click the left mouse button a third time. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Sketching Arcs – Tangent Arc ! The Tangent Arc tool creates an arc that has a Not tangent smooth transition to an existing sketch entity. ! Saves the work of sketching an Tangent arc and then manually adding a geometric relation to make it tangent. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Not tangent ! Start point of the arc must connect to an existing sketch entity. 389
    • 390 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Create a Tangent Arc: 1. Click Tangent Arc on the Arc is tangent Sketch Tools toolbar. to existing line 2. Point to the arc start location, and click the left mouse button. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Arc is tangent 3. Drag to create the arc. to existing arc " The arc angle and radius values are displayed on the pointer when creating arcs. REPRODUCIBLE 4. Click the left mouse button.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Pointer Feedback ! As you sketch, the pointer provides feedback and information about alignment to sketch entities and model geometry. Horizontal Midpoint Vertical Intersection Parallel End or Vertex Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Perpendicular On Tangent 391
    • 392 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Inferencing ! Dotted lines appear when you sketch, showing alignment Orange with other geometry. ! This alignment information is Blue called inferencing. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Inference lines are two different colors: orange and blue. " Orange inference lines capture and add a geometric relation such as Tangent. REPRODUCIBLE " Blue lines show alignment and serve as an aid to sketching, but do not actually capture and add a geometric relation.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Ellipse Sketch Tool ! Used to create the sweep section for the handle of the candlestick. ! An Ellipse has two axes: " Major axis, labeled A at the right. " Minor axis labeled B at the right. ! Sketching an ellipse is a two- step operation, similar to sketching a 3 Point Arc. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features 393
    • 394 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Sketch an Ellipse: 1. Click Tools, Sketch Entity, Ellipse. " Tip: You can use Tools, Customize to add the Ellipse tool to the Sketch Tools toolbar. 2. Position the pointer at the center of the ellipse. 3. Click the left mouse SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware button, and then move the pointer horizontally to define the major axis. 4. Click the left mouse button REPRODUCIBLE a second time.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Sketching an Ellipse: 5. Move the pointer vertically to define the minor axis. 6. Click the left mouse button a third time. This completes sketching the ellipse. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features 395
    • 396 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Fully Defining an Ellipse Requires 4 pieces of information: ! Location of the center: " Either dimension the center or locate it with a geometric relation such as Coincident. ! Length of the major axis. ! Length of the minor axis. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Orientation of the major axis. " Even though the ellipse at the right is dimensioned, and its center is located coincident to the origin, it is REPRODUCIBLE free to rotate until the orientation of the major axis is defined.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE More About Ellipses ! The major axis does not have to be horizontal. ! You can dimension half the major and/ or minor axis. " It is like dimensioning the radius of a circle instead of the diameter. ! You do not have to use a geometric relation to orient the Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features major axis. " A dimension works fine. 397
    • 398 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Trimming Sketch Geometry ! The Trim tool is used to delete a sketch segment. ! The segment is deleted up to its intersection with another sketch entity. ! The entire sketch segment is deleted if it does not SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware intersect any other sketch entity. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE 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 high- Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features lighted in red. 4. Click the left mouse button to delete the segment. 399
    • 400 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Sweep Overview ! The Sweep feature is created Section by moving a 2D profile along a path. ! A Sweep feature is used to Path create the handle on the candlestick. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! The Sweep feature requires two sketches: " Sweep Path REPRODUCIBLE " Sweep Section
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Sweep Overview – Rules ! The sweep path is a set of sketched curves contained in a sketch, a curve, or a set of model edges. ! The sweep section must be a closed contour. ! The start point of the path must lie on the plane of the sweep section. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features ! The section, path or the resulting solid cannot be self-intersecting. 401
    • 402 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Sweep Overview – Tips ! Make the sweep path first. Then make the section. ! 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 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware of the sweep path. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create the Sweep Path: 1. Open a sketch on the Front plane. 2. Sketch the Sweep path using the Line and Tangent Arc sketch tools. 3. Dimension as Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features shown. 4. Close the sketch. 403
    • 404 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Create the Sweep Section: 1. Open a sketch on the Right plane. 2. Sketch the Sweep section using the Ellipse sketch tool. 3. Add a Horizontal relation between the center of the ellipse SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware and one end of the major axis. Horizontal 4. Dimension the major and minor axes of the ellipse. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Sweep Section: 5. Add a Coincident relation between the center of the ellipse and the endpoint Coincident of the path. 6. Close the sketch. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features 405
    • 406 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features To Sweep the Handle: 1. Click Sweep on the Features toolbar. 2. Select the Sweep path sketch. 3. Select the Sweep section sketch. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 4. Click OK. REPRODUCIBLE
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Sweeping the Handle – Results SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 407
    • 408 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Extruded Cut with Draft Angle ! Creates the opening for a candle in the top of the candlestick. ! Same process as extruding a boss except it removes material instead of adding it. ! Draft tapers the shape. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Draft is important in molded, cast, or forged parts. " Example: Ice cube tray – without draft it would be very hard to get the ice cubes out of the tray. REPRODUCIBLE " Find other examples.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create the Cut: 1. Open a sketch on the top face of the candlestick. 2. Sketch a circular profile Concentric to the circular face. Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features 3. Dimension the circle. 409
    • 410 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Creating the Cut: 4. Click Extruded Cut on the Features toolbar. 5. End Conditions: " Type = Blind " Depth = 25mm " Draft = On " Angle = 15° SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 6. Click OK. REPRODUCIBLE
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Extruding the Cut– Results SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 411
    • 412 Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Fillet Feature ! Fillets are used to smooth the edges of the candlestick. Selection Filters ! Help in selecting the correct geometry. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Click to turn on Selection Filter toolbar. ! Use the Edge selection filter . ! Pointer changes appearance when filter is REPRODUCIBLE active.
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 9: Revolve and Sweep Features Filleting the Edges – Results Fillets SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 413
    • 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. ! Sweeping a circle along a circular path appears to give the Revolve same result as a revolve feature. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! However, the revolve feature: " Is mathematically less complex " Is easier to sketch – one sketch vs. two Sweep REPRODUCIBLE
    • Lesson 10 Loft Features
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Loft Feature Overview ! Blends multiple profiles together. ! A Loft feature can be a base, boss, 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. Lesson 10: Loft Features 429
    • 430 Lesson 10: Loft Features Creating a Simple Loft Feature: 2. Sketch a profile on the first plane. 3. Sketch the remaining profiles on their corresponding planes. 4. Click Loft on the SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware Features toolbar. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating a Simple Loft Feature: 5. Select each profile. 6. Examine the preview curve. 7. Click OK . Preview curve Lesson 10: Loft Features 431
    • 432 Lesson 10: Loft Features Additional Information About Lofts: ! Neatness counts! " Select the profiles in order. " Click corresponding points on each profile. " The vertex closest to the selection point is used. ! A preview curve connecting the profiles is displayed. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! Review the curve in order to address adjustments. REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Neatness Counts! Unexpected results occur when you don’t pick corresponding points on each profile. Lesson 10: Loft Features 433
    • 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
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create an Offset Plane: 1. Hold down Ctrl and drag the Front plane in the direction you want the offset to go. Note: Ctrl-drag is a common Windows technique for copying objects. 2. The Plane PropertyManager appears. 3. Enter 25mm for Distance. 4. Click OK . Lesson 10: Loft Features 435
    • Lesson 10: Loft Features REPRODUCIBLE Creating an Offset Plane – Results 436 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Setting up the Planes Additional offset planes are required. ! Plane2 is offset 25mm from Plane1. ! Plane3 is offset 40mm from Plane2. ! Verify the positions of the planes. " Click View, Planes. Lesson 10: Loft Features " Double-click the planes to see their offset dimensions. 437
    • 438 Lesson 10: Loft Features Sketch the Profiles ! The Loft feature is created with 4 profiles. ! Each profile is on a separate plane. To Create the First Profile: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 1. Open a sketch on the Front plane. 2. Sketch a square. REPRODUCIBLE 3. Exit the sketch.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Best Practice There is a better way to sketch a centered square: 1. Sketch a rectangle. 2. Sketch a centerline from corner to corner. 3. Relate the centerline to the origin with a Midpoint relation. This keeps the rectangle centered. 4. Add an Equal relation to one horizontal and one Lesson 10: Loft Features vertical line. This makes the rectangle a square. 5. Dimension one side of the square. 439
    • 440 Lesson 10: Loft Features Sketch the Remaining Profiles: 1. Open a sketch on Plane1. 2. Sketch a circle and dimension it. 3. Exit the sketch. 4. Open sketch on Plane2. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 5. Sketch a circle whose circumference is coincident with the corners of the square. REPRODUCIBLE 6. Exit the sketch.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Copy a Sketch: 1. Select Sketch3 in the FeatureManager design tree or graphics area. 2. Click Edit, Copy or click Copy on the Standard toolbar. 3. Select Plane3 in the FeatureManager design tree or graphics area. 4. Click Edit, Paste or click Paste Sketch4 Lesson 10: Loft Features on the Standard toolbar . A new sketch, Sketch4, is created on Plane3. 441
    • 442 Lesson 10: Loft Features More About Copying Sketches ! External relations are deleted. ! For example, when you copied Sketch3, the geometric relations locating the center and defining the circumference were deleted. ! Therefore, Sketch4 is underdefined. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware ! To fully define Sketch4, add a Coradial relation between the copied circle and the original. ! If you sketch a profile on the wrong plane, move it to the correct plane using Edit Sketch Plane. Do REPRODUCIBLE not copy it.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Move a Sketch to a Different Plane: 1. Right-click the sketch in the FeatureManager design tree. 2. Select Edit Sketch Plane from the shortcut menu. 3. Select a different plane. Lesson 10: Loft Features 4. Click OK . 443
    • 444 Lesson 10: Loft Features Loft Feature The Loft feature blends the 4 profiles to create the handle of the chisel. 1. Click Loft on the Features toolbar. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE Creating the Loft Feature: 2. Select each profile. Click on each sketch in the same relative location – the right side. 3. Examine the preview curve. The preview curve shows how the profiles will be connected when the loft Preview curve Lesson 10: Loft Features feature is created. 445
    • 446 Lesson 10: Loft Features Creating the Loft Feature: 4. The sketches are listed in the Profiles box. The Up/Down arrows are used to rearrange the order of the profiles. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • REPRODUCIBLE Lesson 10: Loft Features Creating the Loft Feature: . 5. Click OK SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 447
    • 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. To Create Sketch5: SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 1. Select the square face. 2. Open a sketch. 3. Click Convert Entities . REPRODUCIBLE 4. Exit the sketch.
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create Sketch6: 1. Offset Plane4 behind the Front plane. Hold down Ctrl and drag the Front plane in the direction you want the offset to go. 2. The Plane Property- Manager appears. Lesson 10: Loft Features 3. Enter 200mm for Distance. 4. Click OK . 449
    • 450 Lesson 10: Loft Features To Create Sketch6: 5. Open a sketch on Plane4. 6. Sketch a narrow rectangle. 7. Dimension the rectangle. 8. Exit the sketch. SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware REPRODUCIBLE To Create the Second Loft Feature: 1. Click Loft on the Features toolbar. 2. Select Sketch5 in the lower right corner of the square. Sketch6 3. Select Sketch6 in the lower right corner Preview of the rectangle. Sketch5 4. Examine the preview curve. Lesson 10: Loft Features 5. Click OK. 451
    • Lesson 10: Loft Features REPRODUCIBLE Finished Chisel 452 SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware
    • SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware 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. ! This technique eliminates two dimensions and it Lesson 10: Loft Features captures the design intent. 453
    • 454 Lesson 10: Loft Features Tips and Tricks ! You do not need Sketch5 (the sketch with the converted edges of the square face). ! Loft can use the face SolidWorks Teacher Guide and Student Courseware as a profile. ! Select the face near the corner. REPRODUCIBLE