Assembly in SolidWorks
Norman F. Simms
CAD Mechanical / Electrical Designer
Creating a Part to Use in an Assembly
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Make Assembly from Part
Orientate Part, Fix it’s Location, and Place Ordnance System
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Des...
Mating the Bottom Face of Part Coincident to Top Reference Plane
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Creating a Relations (Mate) on the Reference Plane
Remember that...
You should create a new Coordinate System for your Assembly
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Change the default Coordinate System to you New Coordinate System
This changes the Center of Mass in the Mass Properties
N...
Insert Parts or Assembly to your new Assembly
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Create Relationships between parts
This part has two mates (concentric & coincident)
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Des...
This Assembly Part is still able to Rotate. This is ok if the part in moveable, but in
this case I want to Fix the Part in...
The uses of the Part’s Plane are used to Orientate and Fix the New Part in Place
A Parallel Mate is Used to Align the Part...
A Replace Part command is use to replace parts, but in case an error is created
because the coordinate system placed on th...
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
When handling large Assemblies, it is a good idea to go to Optio...
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
In Moveable Assemblies you are able to see the Range of Movement
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Sheet Metal Parts can be Unfolded and Detailed for Manufacturing
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Weldment Members can be Ordered from automatic generated Cut List
Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering
Designer - 215-269-0390
Looking at an Assembly in 3D – we can spot problems and make the...
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  1. 1. Assembly in SolidWorks Norman F. Simms CAD Mechanical / Electrical Designer
  2. 2. Creating a Part to Use in an Assembly Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  3. 3. Make Assembly from Part Orientate Part, Fix it’s Location, and Place Ordnance System Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  4. 4. Mating the Bottom Face of Part Coincident to Top Reference Plane Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  5. 5. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 Creating a Relations (Mate) on the Reference Plane Remember that the Reference Planes are part of the part and are very useful when orientating parts and assembles
  6. 6. You should create a new Coordinate System for your Assembly Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  7. 7. Change the default Coordinate System to you New Coordinate System This changes the Center of Mass in the Mass Properties Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 Change Coordinate System from the default to your new Coordinate System
  8. 8. Insert Parts or Assembly to your new Assembly Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  9. 9. Create Relationships between parts This part has two mates (concentric & coincident) Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  10. 10. This Assembly Part is still able to Rotate. This is ok if the part in moveable, but in this case I want to Fix the Part in Place so an additional Mate is Needed Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  11. 11. The uses of the Part’s Plane are used to Orientate and Fix the New Part in Place A Parallel Mate is Used to Align the Part in this Assembly Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  12. 12. A Replace Part command is use to replace parts, but in case an error is created because the coordinate system placed on the first part will no longer exist. A new coordinate system must be created. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390
  13. 13. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 When handling large Assemblies, it is a good idea to go to Options and turn on Lightweight.
  14. 14. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 In Moveable Assemblies you are able to see the Range of Movement
  15. 15. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 Sheet Metal Parts can be Unfolded and Detailed for Manufacturing
  16. 16. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 Weldment Members can be Ordered from automatic generated Cut List
  17. 17. Norman F. Simms - CAD Engineering Designer - 215-269-0390 Looking at an Assembly in 3D – we can spot problems and make the necessary changes needed easier. In a moveable assembly we can analyze the range of movement . Finally, because the system is parametric we know that the changes to the assembly will translate to the part model and drawings. If you are someone who is trying to understand CAD , I hope this was a help. If you are someone who need someone to help them create new design and documentation I hope you will use the number below and give me a call. Thank You for Your Time.

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