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1. 1. INSIDE:MultiMedia CD SolidWorks 2005 Tutorial and MultiMedia CD An audio/visualpresentation of the tutorial projects A Step-by-step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Solid Modeling David C. Planchard & Marie P. Planchard SDC PUBLICATIONS Schroff Development Corporation www.schroff.com www.schroff-europe.com
2. 2. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedProject 1LINKAGE Assembly Material Copyrighted Material LINKAGE Assembly Courtesy of Gears Educational Systems & SMC Corporation of America. CopyrightedBelow are the desired outcomes and usage competencies based on the completion ofProject 1. • Material Desired Outcomes: Create three parts: Usage Competencies: • Establish a SolidWorks session. o AXLE. • Develop new parts. o SHAFT-COLLAR. • Model new features: Extruded Base, Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern. Copyrighted o FLATBAR. • Develop an assembly: • Use the assembly process with the following Mates: Concentric, Coincident Material o LINKAGE assembly. and Parallel. PAGE 1 - 1
6. 6. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedAXLE PartThe AXLE is a cylindrical steel rod. TheAXLE supports the two FLATBAR parts. Material AXLE FLATBARThe AXLE rotates about its axis. The dimensions for the Axis CopyrightedAXLE are determined from the other components in theLINKAGE assembly. MaterialStart a new SolidWorks session. Create the AXLE part.Use features to create parts. Features are the building blocksthat add or remove material. FRONTUtilize the Extruded Base feature. The Extruded Base featureadds material. The Base feature is the first feature of the part.The Base feature is the foundation of the part. Keep the Base Copyrightedfeature simple!The Base feature geometry for the AXLE is anextrusion. How do you create a solid Extruded Base Materialfeature for the AXLE?• Sketch a circular profile on the Front Plane, centered at the Origin.• Extend the profile perpendicular (⊥) to the Front Plane. CopyrightedUtilize symmetry. Extrude the sketch with the MidPlane End Condition. The Extruded Base feature iscentered on both sides of the Front Plane.Start a SolidWorks session. The SolidWorks application Materialis located in the Programs folder. PAGE 1 - 5
9. 9. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedThe CommandManager is divided into the Control Area and an expanded Toolbar.Select a Control Area icon to display the corresponding toolbar. The Features icon andFeatures Toolbar are selected by default in Part mode. Material Control Area Features icon Features Toolbar Selected Copyrighted Material Control Area Sketch icon Sketch Toolbar SelectedThe CommandManager is utilized in this text. Control the Right-click in gray areaCommandManager display. Right-click in the gray area,to the right of the Help entry, in the Main menu. Acomplete list of toolbars is displayed. Check CopyrightedCommandManager if required.Select individual toolbars from the toolbar list to display inthe Graphics window. Reposition toolbars by moving Materialtheir drag handle. Drag Handle Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 8
10. 10. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedActivity: AXLE PartSet the Document Properties.9) Click Tools, Options, Document Properties tab from the Main menu.10) Select ANSI from the Dimensioning standard drop down list. Various Detailing options are Material available depending on the selected standard.The DimensioningStandard determinesthe display ofdimension text,arrows, symbols andspacing. Units arethe measurement of Copyrightedphysical quantities.Millimeterdimensioning anddecimal inch Materialdimensioning are thetwo most commonunit types specifiedfor engineering partsand drawings.The primary units in this book are provided inIPS (inch, pound, seconds). The optionalsecondary units are provided in MMGS Copyrighted(millimeters, grams, second) and are indicatedin brackets [ ]. Millimeters InchesIllustrations are provided in inches and Materialmillimeters.Set the part units.11) Click Units. Select IPS [MMGS] for Unit System.12) Select 3 [2] for Length units Decimal places.13) Select 0 [0] for Angular units Decimal Copyrighted places.14) Click OK to set the document units. Material PAGE 1 - 9
11. 11. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedActivity: AXLE Part-Extruded Base FeatureInsert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature.15) Click the Front Plane from the Material FeatureManager for the Sketch plane.16) Click Sketch from the Control Area.17) Click Circle from the Sketch toolbar.18) Move the mouse pointer into the Graphics window. The Copyrighted cursor displays the Circle feedback symbol .19) The center point of the circle is positioned at the Origin. Click Material the Origin of the circle. The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol.20) Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin to create the circle. Click a position to create the circle.Add a dimension.21) Click Smart Dimension from the Sketch toolbar.22)23) Copyrighted Click the circumference of the circle. The cursor displays the diameter feedback symbol. Material Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window. Enter .188 [4.78] in the Modify dialog box.24) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify pop-up box. The diameter of the circle is .188 inches.The circular sketch is centered at the Origin. Thedimension indicates the diameter of the circle. Copyrighted If your sketch is not correct, select UNDO . Material PAGE 1 - 10
12. 12. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedExtrude the sketch to create the first feature.25) Click Features from the Control Area. Material26) Click Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar. The Extrude PropertyManager is displayed.27) The Graphics window displays an Isometric view of the sketch. Select Mid Plane for Direction 1 End Condition.28) Enter 1.375 [34.93] for Depth. Copyrighted29) Click OK to create the Extruded Base feature.Fit the model to the Graphics window.30) Press the f key. MaterialThe Extrude PropertyManager displays the parametersutilized to define the feature. The Mid Plane EndCondition in the Direction 1 box extrudes the sketchequally on both sides of the sketch plane. The Depth Copyrighteddefines the distance.The Extrude1 feature name is displayed in theFeatureManager. The FeatureManager lists the features, Materialplanes and other geometry that construct the part.Extrude features add material. Extrude features requirethe following:• Sketch Plane.• Sketch.• Depth. CopyrightedThe sketch plane is the Front Plane. The Sketch is a circle with the diameter of .188[4.76]. The Depth is 1.375 [34.93]. Material PAGE 1 - 11
13. 13. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted Sketch1 is displayed in the FeatureManager if you exit the Sketch before selectingExtruded Boss/Base. Click Sketch1 from the FeatureManager. Click Extruded MaterialBoss/Base to create the feature. Note: Right-click Sketch1 in the FeatureManager.Select Delete to delete the current sketch.Activity: AXLE Part- SaveSave the part.31) Click File, Save As from the Main toolbar.32) Double-click the MY-DOCUMENTS file folder. Copyrighted33) Click Create New Folder .34) Enter SW-TUTORIAL-2005 for the file folder name. Material Create New Folder35) Double-click the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 file folder. SW-TUTORIAL-2005 is the Save in file folder name.36) Enter AXLE for the File name.37) Enter AXLE ROD for the Description. Click the Save button. Copyrighted Organize parts into file folders. The file folder for this project is named: SW-TUTORIAL-2005. Save all documents in the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 file folder. MaterialActivity: AXLE Part-Edit ColorModify the color of the part.38) Click the AXLE Part icon at the top of the FeatureManager.39) Click Edit Color from the Standard toolbar. Copyrighted40) Select a light yellow color from the Edit Color box.41) Click OK to apply the color and to Material exit the Color And Optics PropertyManager. PAGE 1 - 12
14. 14. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedUtilize Edit Color to control part and feature color. SolidWorks utilizes default colors toindicate status of sketches and features.Example: Default Colors indicate the status of a sketch. MaterialSketches are:Under Defined: There is inadequate definition ofthe sketch, (Blue). The FeatureManager displays aminus (-) symbol before the Sketch name. CopyrightedFully Defined: Has complete information,(Black). The FeatureManager displays no Materialsymbol before the Sketch name. CopyrightedOver Defined: Has duplicatedimensions, (Red). TheFeatureManager displays a (+) symbolbefore the Sketch name. The What’s MaterialWrong dialog box appears. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 13
15. 15. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedActivity: AXLE Part-Standard Views and View ModesDisplay the Standard Views toolbar.42) Click View, Toolbars, Standard Views from the Main menu. Material The Standard Views toolbar is displayed below the Main menu.43) Position the mouse pointer on an individual toolbar icon to receive a ToolTip.Orthographic projection is the process ofprojecting views onto parallel planes with ⊥projectors. The default reference planes are Copyrightedthe Front, Top and Right side viewing planes.The Isometric view displays the part in 3Dwith two equal projection angles. Drag HandleDisplay the Standard Views for the AXLE. Material44) Click Front view .45) Click Top view. . Copyrighted46) Material Click Right view .47) Copyrighted Click the Isometric view . MaterialView modes manipulate the model in the Graphics window. PAGE 1 - 14
16. 16. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedDisplay the various View modes.48) Click Zoom to Fit to display the full size of the part in the current window. Material49) Click Zoom to Area . Select two opposite corners of a rectangle to define the boundary of the view.The defined view fits to the current window.50) Click Zoom In/Out . Drag upward to zoom in. Drag downward to zoom out. Press the lower case z key to zoom out. Press the upper case Z key to zoom in.51) Right-click in the Graphics window. Click Select. Click the front circular edge. Click Copyrighted Zoom to Selection . The selected geometry fills the current window.52) Click Rotate . Drag the mouse pointer to rotate about the screen center. Use the computer keyboard arrow keys to rotate in 15-degree increments.53)54) Material Click Pan . Drag the mouse pointer up, down, left, or right. The model scrolls in the direction of the mouse. Right-click in the Graphics window area to display the zoom options.55) Click Zoom to Fit . CopyrightedNote: View modes remain active until deactivated from the View toolbar or uncheckedfrom the pop-up menu. Utilize the center wheel of the mouse to Zoom In/Zoom Out and Rotate the model in Materialthe Graphics window.Display the Isometric view.56) Click Isometric view from the Standard Views toolbar.Save the AXLE part.57) Click Save . The AXLE part is complete. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 15
17. 17. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted Review the AXLE Part.The AXLE part utilized an Extruded Base feature. The Extruded Base feature adds Materialmaterial. The Extruded feature required a Sketch plane, Sketch and Depth. The AXLESketch plane was the Front Plane. The 2D circle was sketched centered at the Origin. Adimension defined the overall size of the sketch based on the dimensions of mating partsin the LINKAGE assembly.The name of the feature is Extrude1. Extrude1 utilized the Mid Plane End Condition.The Extrude1 feature is symmetrical about the Front Plane.The Edit Color option modified the part color. Select the Part icon in the CopyrightedFeatureManager to change the color of the part. Color defines the sketch status. A bluesketch is under defined. A black sketch is fully defined. A red sketch is over defined.The default reference planes are the Front, Top and Right side viewing Planes. Utilize Materialthe Standard Views toolbar to display the principle views of a part. The View modesmanipulate the model in the Graphics windows. Utilize Zoom, Pan and Rotate from theView toolbar.SHAFT-COLLAR PartThe SHAFT-COLLAR part is a hardened steel ringfastened to the AXLE part. CopyrightedTwo SHAFT-COLLAR parts are used to position the twoFLATBAR parts on the AXLE.Create the SHAFT-COLLAR part. MaterialUtilize the Extruded Base feature. The Extruded Basefeature requires a 2D circular profile.Utilize symmetry. Sketch a circle on the Front Planecentered at the Origin.Extrude the sketch with the Mid Plane End Condition. TheExtruded Base feature is centered on both sides of the Front CopyrightedPlane. Material PAGE 1 - 16
18. 18. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedThe Extruded Cut feature removes material. Utilize an SHAFT-COLLARExtruded Cut feature to create a hole. The Extruded Cutfeature requires a 2D circular profile. Sketch a circle onthe front face centered at the Origin. MaterialSelect the Depth option Through All extends the ExtrudedCut feature from the front face through all existinggeometry.Activity: SHAFT-COLLAR Part-Extruded Base FeatureCreate a new part.58) Click File, New from the Main Menu. Copyrighted59) The Templates tab is the default tab. Part is the default template from the New SolidWorks Document dialog box. Click OK. MaterialSave the Part.60) Click File, Save As.61) Select SW-TUTORIAL-2005 for the Save in file folder name.62) Enter SHAFT-COLLAR for File name.63) Enter SHAFT-COLLAR for Copyrighted Description.64) Click Save. MaterialSet the dimension standardand part units.65) Click Tools, Options, Document Properties Tab from the Main menu.66) Select ANSI from the Dimensioning Standard list box.67) Copyrighted Click Units. Material PAGE 1 - 17
19. 19. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted68) Select IPS [MMGS] for Unit System. Select 3 [2] for Length units Decimal places.69) Select 0 [0] for Angular units Decimal Material places.70) Click OK to set the document units. CopyrightedInsert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature. Material71) Click the Front Plane from the FeatureManager for the Sketch plane.72) Click Sketch from the Control Area.73) Click Circle from the Sketch toolbar. Copyrighted74) Click the Origin . The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol.75) Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin. Click a Material position to create the circle.Add a dimension.76) Click Smart Dimension from the Sketch toolbar.77) Click the circumference of the circle. The cursor displays the diameter feedback symbol. Copyrighted78) Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window to locate the dimension.79) Enter .4375 [11.11] in the Modify dialog box.80) Material Click the Green Check mark in the Modify pop-up box. The black sketch is fully defined. PAGE 1 - 18
20. 20. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedNote: Three decimal places are displayed. The diameter value.4375 rounds to .438.Extrude the sketch to create the first feature. Material81) Click Features from the Control Area.82) Click Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar.83) Select Mid Plane for Direction1 End Condition.84) Enter .250 [6.35] for Depth.85) Copyrighted Click OK to create the Extruded Base feature.Fit the model to the Graphics window. Material86) Press the f key.87) Click Isometric view .Save the model.88) Click Save . CopyrightedActivity: SHAFT-COLLAR Part-Extruded Cut FeatureInsert a new sketch for the Extruded Cut feature.89) Click the front circular face of the Material Extrude1 feature for the Sketch plane. The cursor displays the Face feedback symbol.90) Click Sketch from the Control Area. Feedback Symbols Copyrighted91) Click Circle from the Sketch toolbar.92) Click the Origin . The cursor displays the Coincident to point feedback symbol.93) Material Drag the mouse pointer to the right of the Origin. Click a position to create the circle. PAGE 1 - 19
21. 21. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedAdd a dimension.94) Click Smart Dimension from the Sketch toolbar. Material95) Click the circumference of the circle.96) Click a position diagonally above the circle in the Graphics window.97) Enter .188 [4.78] in the Modify dialog box.98) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify pop-up box. CopyrightedInsert an Extruded Cut feature.99) Click Features from the Control Area. Material100) Click Extruded-Cut Features toolbar. from the101) Select Through All for Direction1 End Condition.102) Click OK from the Cut- Copyrighted Extrude PropertyManager to create the Extruded Cut feature.The Extruded Cut feature is named MaterialCut-Extrude1. The Through All EndCondition removes material from theFront Plane through the Extrude1geometry.Activity: SHAFT-COLLAR-Modify Dimensions and Edit ColorModify the dimensions. Copyrighted103) Double-click the outside face of the SHAFT-COLLAR. The Extrude1 dimensions are displayed. Sketch dimensions are displayed in black. The Extrude Depth dimensions are displayed in blue. Material104) Double-click the .250 [6.35] Depth dimension. PAGE 1 - 20
22. 22. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted105) Enter .500 [12.70].106) Click Rebuild from the Modify pop-up box. Material107) Click the Green Check mark from the Modify pop-up box.The Extrude1 and Cut-Extrude1 features are modified.Return to the original dimensions.108) Double-click the .500 [6.35] Depth dimension.109) Enter .250 [6.35] in the Modify dialog box. Copyrighted110) Click Rebuild . Click the Green Check mark from the Modify pop-up box.111) Click OK from the Dimension PropertyManager. MaterialModify the part color.112) Click the SHAFT-COLLAR Part icon at the top of the FeatureManager.113) Click Edit Color from the Standard toolbar.114) Select a light blue color from the Color and Optics PropertyManager. Copyrighted115) Click OK from the Color And Optics PropertyManager.Save the SHAFT-COLLAR part.116) Click Save . The SHAFT-COLLAR part is complete. Material Review the SHAFT-COLLAR Part. CopyrightedThe SHAFT-COLLAR utilized an Extruded Base feature. The Extruded Base featureadds material. An Extruded feature required a Sketch plane, Sketch and Depth.The Sketch plane was the Front Plane. The 2D circle was sketched centered at the MaterialOrigin. A dimension defined the overall size of the sketch.The name of the feature was Extrude1. Extrude1 utilized the Mid Plane End Condition.The Extrude1 feature was symmetric about the Front Plane. PAGE 1 - 21
23. 23. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedThe Extruded Cut feature removed material to create the hole. The Extruded Cut featurewas named Cut-Extrude1. The Through All End Condition option created the Cut-Extrude1 feature. Feature dimensions were modified. The Edit Color option was utilizedto modify the part color. Material Additional details on Circle, Modify, Smart Dimensions, Sketch Color, ExtrudedBase and Extruded Cut are available in Online Help. Select Help, SolidWorks Helptopics. Keywords: Circle, Modify, Sketch (color), Dimension, Extrude. The SolidWorks Help Topicscontains step-by-step instructions for various commands.A few commands contain an AVI file.The Show MeThe Help Copyrighted icon plays a short movie. icon appears in the dialog box or MaterialPropertyManager for each tool.Display Help for a rectangle.117) Click Help from the Main menu.118) Select SolidWorks Help Topics .119) Click the Index tab.120) Enter rectangle. The description appears in the right Copyrighted window.121) Click Close to close the Help window. Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 22
24. 24. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted Material Copyrighted MaterialFLATBAR PartThe FLATBAR part fastens to the AXLE.The FLATBAR contains nine, ∅.190in Copyrightedholes spaced 0.5in apart.The FLATBAR part is manufacture from.060in stainless steel. Material AXLE FLATBARCreate the FLATBAR part. Utilize anExtruded feature.The Extruded feature requires a 2D Copyrightedprofile sketched on the Front Plane. OriginUtilize symmetry. Create the 2D profilecentered about the Origin. Material PAGE 1 - 23
25. 25. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedRelations control the size andposition of entities with constraints.Utilize the Add Relations sketch toolto define a Midpoint geometric Materialrelation in the sketch. Midpoint RelationUtilize an Extruded Cut feature tocreate the first hole.Utilize a Linear Pattern to create theremaining holes. A Linear Patterncreates an array of features in a Copyrightedspecified direction.Activity: FLATBAR Part-Extruded Base FeatureCreate a new part. Material122) Click File, New from the Main menu.123) The Templates tab is the default tab. Part is the default template from the New SolidWorks Document dialog box. Click OK.Save the part. Copyrighted124) Click File, Save As.125) Select SW-TUTORIAL-2005 for the Save in folder file name. Material126) Enter FLATBAR for File name.127) Enter FLAT BAR 9 HOLES for Description.128) Click Save.Set the dimension standard and part units.129) Click Tools, Options, Document Copyrighted Properties tab from the Main menu.130) Select ANSI from the Dimensioning Standard list box. Material131) Click Units. PAGE 1 - 24
26. 26. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted132) Select IPS [MMGS] for Unit System.133) Select 3 [2] for Length units Decimal places.134) Select 0 [0] for Angular units Decimal places. Material135) Click OK to set the document units.Insert a new Sketch for the Extruded Base feature.136) Click the Front Plane from the FeatureManager for the Sketch plane.137) Click Sketch from the Control Area. Copyrighted138) Click Rectangle from the Sketch toolbar. Material139) Click the first point of the rectangle below and to Second the left of the Origin in the Graphics window. Drag point the mouse pointer up and to the left of the Origin. Release the mouse key to create the second point of the rectangle.Trim the vertical lines. First point140) Click Trim Entities from the Sketch toolbar. Copyrighted Click Power trim from the Trim PropertyManager.141) Click a point to the right of the right vertical line of the rectangle. Drag the mouse to intersect the right vertical Material line. The line is removed.142) Click a position to the left of the left vertical line of the rectangle. Drag the mouse to intersect the left vertical line. The line is removed.143) Click OK from the Trim PropertyManager.Sketch the right 180 degree Tangent Arc. Copyrighted144) Click Tangent Arc from the Sketch toolbar.145) Click the top right endpoint of the top horizontal line. Material146) Drag the mouse pointer to the right and downward. PAGE 1 - 25
27. 27. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted147) Click the bottom right endpoint to complete the arc.Sketch the left 180 degree Tangent Arc.148) Click the top left endpoint of the top horizontal line. Material149) Drag the mouse pointer to the left and downward.150) Click the bottom left endpoint to complete the arc.Select Geometry.151) Right-click Select in the Graphics window.152) Click a position in the upper left corner of the Copyrighted Graphics window.153) Drag the mouse pointer to the lower right corner of the Graphics window. Release the mouse pointer. The geometry inside the window is selected. Select geometry is Material displayed in green.Two arcs and two lines are listed in the Properties SelectedEntities box.Maintain the slot sketch symmetric about the Origin. UtilizeAdd Relations. A relation is a geometric constraint betweensketch geometry. Position the Origin at the Midpoint of thecenterline. CopyrightedSketch a centerline.154) Click Centerline from the Sketch toolbar. Material155) Sketch a horizontal centerline from the left arc center point to the right arc center point.Add a Midpoint Relation.156) Click Add Relation from the Sketch toolbar.157) Click the Origin . Copyrighted158) Click the Centerline. The Origin and the Centerline are listed in the Selected Entities box.159) Click Midpoint Material from the Add Relations box.160) Click OK from the Add Relations PropertyManager. PAGE 1 - 26
28. 28. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedAdd an Equal Relation.161) Click Add Relation from the Sketch toolbar. Material162) Right-click Clear Selections in the Selected Entities box.163) Click the top horizontal line. Click the bottom horizontal line.164) Click Equal .165) Click OK from the Add Relations PropertyManager. CopyrightedAdd a dimension.166) Click Smart Dimension . Material167) Click the horizontal centerline.168) Click a position above the top horizontal line in the Graphics window. Enter 4.000 [101.60] in the Modify box.169) Click the Green Check mark in the Modify pop- up box.170) Click the right arc of the FLATBAR. Copyrighted171) Click a position diagonally to the right in the Graphics window.172) Enter .250 [6.35] in the Modify dialog Material box.173) Click the Green Check mark . The black sketch is fully defined.Extrude the sketch to create the first feature.174) Click Features from the Control Area. Copyrighted175) Click Extruded Boss/Base from the Features toolbar. Material176) Enter .060 [1.5] for Depth. PAGE 1 - 27
29. 29. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted177) Click OK from the Extrude PropertyManager to create the Extruded-Base feature. MaterialFit the model to the Graphics window.178) Press the f key.Save the FLATBAR part.179) Click Save .Activity: FLATBAR Part-Extruded Cut Feature CopyrightedInsert a new sketch for the Extruded-Cut.180) Click the front face of the Extrude1 feature for the Sketch plane.181) Click Sketch MaterialDisplay the Front view.182) Click the Front view from the Control Area. .The process of placing the mouse pointer over anexisting arc to locate its center point is call “wakeup”. CopyrightedWake up the center point.183) Click Circle from the Sketch toolbar. Center point of the arc Material184) Place the mouse pointer on the left arc. Do not click. The center point of the slot arc is displayed.185) Click the center point of the arc.186) Click a position to the right of the center point to create the circle.Add a dimension. Copyrighted187) Click Smart Dimension .188) Click the circumference of the circle. Material189) Click a position diagonally above and to the left of the circle in the Graphics window. PAGE 1 - 28
30. 30. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted190) Enter .190 [4.83] in the Modify box.191) Click the Green Check mark . Material192) Click Isometric view .Insert an Extruded Cut feature. Copyrighted193) Click Features from the Control Area.194) Click Extruded-Cut from the Features toolbar. Material195) Select Through All for Direction1 End Condition.196) Click OK from the Cut-Extrude PropertyManager to create the Extruded Cut feature.Save the FLATBAR part.197) Click Isometric view . Copyrighted198) Click Save . MaterialThe Cut-Extrude1 feature is displayed in theFeatureManager.The blue Cut-Extrude1 icon indicates thatthe feature is selected. Select Features by clicking their iconin the FeatureManager or selecting geometry in the CopyrightedGraphics window. Material PAGE 1 - 29
31. 31. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedActivity: FLATBAR Part-Linear Pattern FeatureCreate a Linear Pattern.199) Click Linear Pattern from the Material Features toolbar. Select the top edge of the Extrude1 feature for Direction1.Edge<1> is displayed in the PatternDirection box for Direction1.200) Enter 0.5 [12.70] for Spacing. Enter 9 for Number of Instances. Copyrighted Instances are the number of occurrences of a feature.201) The Direction arrow points to the right. Click the Reverse Direction Material button if required.202) Click the Features to Pattern box. Expand FLATBAR. Click Cut-Extrude1 from the FeatureManager.203) Click OK from the Linear Pattern PropertyManager to create the Linear Pattern. CopyrightedThe LPattern1 feature is listed inthe FeatureManager.Save the FLATBAR part. Material204) Click Save . The FLATBAR part is complete.Close all documents.205) Click Windows, Close All from the Main menu. Copyrighted Review the FLATBAR Part. MaterialThe FLATBAR utilized an Extruded Base feature. The Sketch Plane was the FrontPlane. The 2D sketch utilized the Rectangle and Tangent Arc Sketch tools to create theslot profile. You created a Centerline between the two arc center points. PAGE 1 - 30
33. 33. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedThe Standard Mate Types are: Standard Mate Types: Coincident: positions selected faces, edges, and planes so they Material share the same infinite line. Positions two vertices so they touch. Parallel: positions the selected geometry so they lie in the same direction and remain a constant distance apart. Perpendicular: positions the selected geometry at 90º. Tangent: positions the selected items in a tangent mate (at least one selection must be a cylindrical, conical, or spherical face) Copyrighted Concentric: positions the selected geometry so that they share the same center point. Material Distance: positions the selected geometry at a specified distance between them. Angle: positions the selected geometry at a specified angle between them.The Mate, Show popup dialog box, displays the CopyrightedPop-up toolbar during the Mate options. TheStandard Mate Types, Aligned/Anti-Aligned,Undo and OK are displayed in the Pop-uptoolbar. MaterialThere are two Mate Alignment options. TheAligned option positions the components so thatthe normal vectors from the selected faces pointin the same direction.The Anti-Aligned option positions thecomponents so that the normal vectors from theselected faces point in opposite directions. Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 32
34. 34. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedAdvanced Mates:The Advanced Mate Types are: Advanced Mate Types: Material Symmetric: Positions two selected entities to be symmetric about a plane or planar face. A Symmetric Mate does not create a Mirrored Component. Cam: A cam-follower mate is a type of tangent or coincident mate. It positions a cylinder, plane, or point to a series of tangent extruded Cam faces. The Cam profile Copyrighted is comprised of tangent lines, arcs, and/or splines in a closed loop. Gear: Positions two components to rotate relative to one another about selected axes. The axis of rotation includes: Material cylindrical and conical faces, axes, and linear edges. Gear components are not required for a Gear Mate. Example, two rolling cylinders. Limit: Defines a range of motion for a Distance Mate or Angle Mate. Specify a starting value, minimum value and maximum value. CopyrightedSolidWorks Help Topics list therules governing Mate Type valid Materialgeometry. The valid geometryselection between components ina Coincident Mate is displayedin the Coincident MateCombinations Table.SolidWorks Help Topics alsodisplay Standard Mates byEntity. Specific combinations of Copyrightedgeometry create valid Mates. Material PAGE 1 - 33
35. 35. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedExample: Utilize a Concentric Mate between the AXLE cylindrical face and theFLATBAR Extruded Cut (Hole).Utilize a Coincident Mate between the SHAFT-COLLAR back face and the FLATBARfront flat face. MaterialThe LINKAGE assembly requires the AIRCYLINDER assembly. The AIRCYLINDERassembly is located on the SolidWorks Tutorial Multimedia CD in the pneumaticcomponents folder.Activity: AIRCYLINDER Assembly-Open and Save As optionOpen the AIRCYLINDER assembly.206) Click File, New from the Main menu. Copyrighted207) Double-click Assembly. The Insert Component PropertyManager is displayed. Material208) Click View, check Origins from the Main menu.209) Click Browse.210) Select the CD pneumatic components folder.211) Double-click the AIRCYLINDER assembly. The AIRCYLINDER assembly appears in the Graphics window.212) Click the Origin to fix the AIRCYLINDER assembly. Copyrighted Material Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 34
36. 36. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedThe AIRCYLINDER assembly is displayed in the Graphics window.Copy the AIRCYLINDER assembly with the Save As command.Save all sub-assemblies and part references to the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder. MaterialSave the AIRCYLINDER assembly to the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder.213) Click File, Save As. Select SW-TUTORIAL-2005 for Save in folder.214) Click the References button. Click the Select All button to check all components contained in the AIRCYLINDER assembly.215) Click the Browse button from the Edit Referenced File Locations.216) Select the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder. Click OK from the Browse for Copyrighted Folder dialog box. Material Copyrighted217) Click OK from the Edit Referenced File Material Locations dialog box.218) Enter LINKAGE for File name.219) Click Save. Click YES.The AIRCYLINDER assembly and itsreferences are copied to the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder. Assemble the CopyrightedAXLE to the holes in the RodClevis.Display the RodClevis.220) Click the Plus icon to expand the AIRCYLINDER Material assembly. PAGE 1 - 35
37. 37. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted221) Click RodClevis<1> from the FeatureManager. Note: The RodClevis is displayed in green in the Graphics window.Hide the Origins.222) Click View, uncheck Origins from the Main menu. MaterialThe AIRCYLINDER is the first component in the LINKAGEassembly and is fixed (f) to the LINKAGE assembly Origin. The(f) symbol is placed in front of the AIRCYLINDER name in theFeatureManager.Display the Isometric view.223) Click Isometric view . CopyrightedInsert the AXLE part.224) Click Insert Component from the Assemblies toolbar. Material225) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager.226) Select All Files from the Files of type list.227) Double-click AXLE for File name from the SW-SW-TUTORIAL- Copyrighted 2005 folder.228) Click a position to the left of the AIRCYLINDER assembly. MaterialMove the AXLE component.229) Click and drag a position in front of the RODCLEVIS.Enlarge the view.230) Click Zoom to Area on the RodClevis and the Copyrighted AXLE.Insert a Concentric Mate. Material231) Click Mate from the Assembly toolbar. PAGE 1 - 36
38. 38. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted232) Click the inside left hole face of the RodClevis.233) Click the long Material cylindrical face of the AXLE. The cursor displays the Face feedback symbol. The faces are displayed in the Mate Selections box. The Concentric Mate type is selected by Copyrighted default. The AXLE is positioned concentric to the RodClevis hole.234) Click the Green Check mark . MaterialMove the AXLE.235) Click and drag the AXLE left to right. The AXLE translates in and out of the RodClevis holes.The Mate Pop-up toolbar is displayed after selecting the two cylindrical faces. The MatePop-up toolbar minimizes the time required to create a Standard Mate. Copyrighted Green Check Current Mate Mark: Add/Finish Material Flip Mate Undo Alignment Position the mouse pointer in the middle of the face to select the entire face. Do notposition the mouse pointer near the edge of the face. If the wrong face or edge isselected, perform one of the following actions:• Click the face or edge again to remove it from the Items Selected text box. Copyrighted• Right-click in the Graphics window. Click Clear Selections to remove all geometry from the Items Selected text box.• Utilize the UNDO button to begin the Mate command again. Material PAGE 1 - 37
39. 39. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedDisplay the Top view.236) Click Top view from the Standard Views Toolbar.Expand the LINKAGE assembly in the Graphics window. Material237) Click the Plus icon in front of the LINKAGE assembly .238) Click the Plus icon in front of the AIRCYLINDER assembly .Expand the AXLE.239) Click the Plus icon in front of the AXLE part .Clear all sections from the Mate Selections box. Copyrighted240) Right-click Clear Selections inside the pink Mate Selections box.Insert a Coincident Mate.241) Click the Front Plane of the Material AIRCYLINDER assembly from the FeatureManager.242) Click the Front Plane of the AXLE part from the FeatureManager.243) Click the Green Check mark in the Mate pop-up box. Copyrighted244) Click OK Material from the Mate PropertyManager.The Coincident Mate type isselected by default. TheAIRCYLINDER Front Plane andthe AXLE Front Plane are CopyrightedCoincident. The AXLE is centeredin the RodClevis. Material Display the Mates in the FeatureManager to check that the components and the MateTypes correspond to the design intent. Note: If you delete a Mate and then recreate it, theMate numbers will be in a different order. PAGE 1 - 38
40. 40. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedDisplay the Isometric view.245) Click Isometric view .Display the Mates.246) Click the Plus sign of the Mates in the Material FeatureManager.Save the LINKAGE assembly.247) Click Save .248) Click Yes to the question, “Save the documents and the referenced models now.” CopyrightedActivity: LINKAGE Assembly-Insert FLATBAR Part MaterialInsert the FLATBAR part.249) Click Insert Component from the Assemblies toolbar.250) Click Browse from the Insert Component PropertyManager.251) Select Part for Files of Type from the Copyrighted SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder.252) Double-click the FLATBAR part. MaterialMove Component.253) Drag and click the FLATBAR behind the left hole of the AXLE.Enlarge the view.254) Click Zoom to Area on the AXLE and the left side of Copyrighted the FLATBAR to enlarge the view. Material PAGE 1 - 39
41. 41. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedInsert a Concentric Mate.255) Click Mate from the Assembly toolbar.256) Right-click Clear Selections inside the pink Mate Material Selections box.257) Click the inside left hole face of the FLATBAR.258) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. The faces are displayed in the Mate Settings box. The Copyrighted Concentric Mate type is selected by default.259) Click the Green Check mark . MaterialFit the model to the Graphics window.260) Press the f key.Move the FLATBAR.261) Click and drag the FLATBAR. The FLATBAR Copyrighted translates and rotates along the AXLE.Insert a Coincident Mate.262) Click the front face of the FLATBAR. Material263) Press the left arrow key 5 times to rotate the model.264) Click the back face of the RodClevis. The faces are displayed in the Mate Settings box. The Coincident Mate type is selected by default.265) Click the Green Check Copyrighted mark .266) Click OK from the Mate PropertyManager. Material PAGE 1 - 40
42. 42. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedDisplay the Isometric view.267) Click Isometric view .Insert the second FLATBAR. Material268) Click Insert Component Assemblies toolbar.269) Click Browse. from the270) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW- TUTORIAL-2005 folder.271) Double-click FLATBAR. Copyrighted272) Click a position to the left of the AIRCYLINDER.Enlarge the view. Material273) Click Zoom to Area on the second FLATBAR and the AXLE.Insert a Concentric Mate.274) Click Mate from the Assembly toolbar. Copyrighted275) Click the left inside hole face of the second FLATBAR.276) Click the long cylindrical face Material of the AXLE. The faces are displayed in the Mate Selection box. The Concentric Mate type is selected by default.277) Click the Green Check mark from the Mate pop-up box to create the Concentric Mate. Copyrighted278) Press the f key to fit the model to the Graphics window.Insert a Coincident Mate.279) Press the left arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the Material model. Click the back face of the second FLATBAR. PAGE 1 - 41
43. 43. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted280) Press the right arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the model and view the front face of the RodClevis.281) Click the front face of the RodClevis. The faces are displayed in the Mate Selections box. The Coincident Material Mate type is selected by default.282) Click the Green Check mark . Copyrighted MaterialCreate a Parallel Mate.283) Press the Shift-z keys approximately 8 times to Zoom in on the model. Copyrighted284) Click the top narrow face of the first FLATBAR.285) Click the top narrow face of the second FLATBAR. Material286) Click Parallel .287) Click the Green Check mark to create the Parallel Mate.288) Click OK from the Mate Copyrighted PropertyManager.289) Click Isometric view .Move the two FLATBAR parts. Material290) Click and drag the second FLATBAR. Both FLATBAR parts move together. PAGE 1 - 42
44. 44. Linkage Assembly CopyrightedActivity: LINKAGE Assembly-Insert SHAFT-COLLAR PartInsert the first SHAFT-COLLAR.291) Click Insert Component Material from the Assemblies toolbar.292) Click Browse.293) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder.294) Double-click SHAFT-COLLAR. Copyrighted295) Click a position to the right of the AXLE.Enlarge the view.296) Click Zoom to Area . Zoom-in on Material the SHAFT-COLLAR and the AXLE to enlarge the view.Save the LINKAGE assembly.297) Click Save .Insert a Concentric Mate.298) Click Mate from the Assembly Copyrighted toolbar.299) Click the inside hole face of the SHAFT-COLLAR. Material300) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. The Concentric Mate type is selected by default.301) Click the Green Check mark to create the Concentric Mate.Insert a Coincident Mate.302) Press the Shift-z keys to Zoom in on the model. Copyrighted303) Click the front face of the SHAFT-COLLAR.304) Press the left arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the Material model to view the back face of the first FLATBAR. PAGE 1 - 43
45. 45. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 Copyrighted305) Click the back face of the first FLATBAR.306) Click the Green Check mark to create the Coincident Mate.307) Click OK Material from the Mate PropertyManager.Display the Isometric view.308) Click Isometric view .Insert the second SHAFT-COLLAR toolbar. Copyrighted309) Click Insert Component310) Click Browse. from the Assemblies 2005 folder. Material311) Select Part for Files of Type from the SW-TUTORIAL-312) Double-click SHAFT-COLLAR.313) Click a position near the AXLE.Enlarge the view. Copyrighted314) Click Zoom to Area . Zoom-in on the second SHAFT-COLLAR and the AXLE to enlarge the view.Insert a Concentric Mate. Material315) Click Mate from the Assembly toolbar. Stop316) Click the inside hole face of the second SHAFT- COLLAR.317) Click the long cylindrical face of the AXLE. The Concentric Mate type is selected by default.318) Click the Green Check mark to create the Copyrighted Concentric Mate.Insert a Coincident Mate.319) Press the f key to fit the model to the Graphics window. Material320) Use the Shift-z keys to Zoom in on the front face of the second FLATBAR. PAGE 1 - 44
46. 46. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted321) Click the front face of the second FLATBAR.322) Press the left arrow key approximately 5 times to rotate the model to view the back face of the second SHAFT- COLLAR. Material323) Click the back face of the second SHAFT-COLLAR.324) Click Coincident .325) Click the Green Check mark to create the Coincident Mate. Copyrighted326) Click OK from the Mate PropertyManager.Display the Isometric view. Material327) Click Isometric view .Fit the model to the Graphics window.328) Press the f key.Save the LINKAGE assembly.329) Click Save . The LINKAGE assembly is complete. Copyrighted Material Review the LINKAGE Assembly.An assembly is a document that contains two or more parts. A part or sub-assembly Copyrightedinserted into an assembly is called a component. You created the LINKAGE assembly.The AIRCYLINDER sub-assembly was the first component inserted into the LINKAGEassembly. The AIRCYLINDER assembly was obtained from the CD in the book and Materialcopied to the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder. PAGE 1 - 45
48. 48. Linkage Assembly Copyrighted333) Position the Velocity Slide bar in the middle of the Rotary Motor PropertyManager.334) Click OK from the Rotary Motor PropertyManager. Note: Material Recording the simulation to an avi. file requires the SW Animator application. Select Tools, Add Ins, SolidWorks Animator from the Main toolbar if required.Record the Simulation.335) Click Calculate Simulation . Click Play .336) Click OK to the warning message, “Model started in colliding Copyrighted position”. The simulation continues and ignores the collisions. The FLATBAR rotates in a counterclockwise direction. Material Copyrighted Material Linear Assembly Physical Simulation Copyrighted Material PAGE 1 - 47
49. 49. SolidWorks Tutorial 2005 CopyrightedStop the Simulation.337) Stop the simulation .338) Save the simulation in an AVI file to the SW-TUTORIAL-2005 folder. Click Save . Note: SW Animator is required to save the simulation in an .AVI file. Material339) Click Save. Click OK. Copyrighted MaterialClose the Simulation.340) Click Close.Fit the assembly to the Graphics window. Copyrighted341) Press the f key.Save the LINKAGE assembly.342) Click Save . MaterialExit SolidWorks.343) Click Windows, Close All from the Main menu.The LINKAGE assembly project is complete. Copyrighted Review the Physical Simulation.The Rotary Motor Physical Simulation tool combined Mates and Physical Dynamics torotate the FLATBAR components in the LINKAGE assembly. The Rotary Motor was Materialapplied to the front face of the FLATBAR. You utilized the Calculate option to play thesimulation. You saved the simulation in an .AVI file. Note: SW Animator is required tosave the simulation in an .AVI file. PAGE 1 - 48