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Basic Concepts 3D Solidworks

Basic Concepts • A SolidWorks model consists of parts, assemblies, and drawings. • Typically, you begin with a sketch, create a base feature, and then add more features to your model. (You can also begin with an imported surface or solid geometry.) • You are free to refine your design by adding, changing, or reordering features. • Associativity between parts, assemblies, and drawings assures that changes made to one view are automatically made to all other views. • You can generate drawings or assemblies at any time in the design process. • The SolidWorks software lets you customize functionality to suit your needs. • Click Tools, Options on the main menu to display the available System Options and Document Properties tabs. • The SolidWorks software saves your work for you. The auto recover option automatically saves information about your active part, assembly, or drawing document so you do not lose your work in case of a system crash. To set this option, click Tools, Options. On th…
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The Workflow Customization SolidWorks

The Workflow Customization section of the Welcome To SolidWorks window allows you to hide and display tools, links, and menus items based on your usage of SolidWorks. You can select one, two, all, or none of the following categories:
Machine Design
Mold Design
Consumer Product Design
When you select an option in the Workflow Customization section of the window, the following changes will occur in your part document environment:
Machine Design  The Machine Design Overview, Machine Design Tutorials, and SolidWorks SimulationXpress links will be displayed on the SolidWorks Resources tab of the task pane. Sheet Metal and Weldments tabs will be added to the CommandManager. The Molds menu item will be hidden in the Insert menu. Draft Analysis, Undercut Detection, and Deviation Analysis will also be hidden in the Tools menu.
Mold Design  The Mold Design Overview, Mold Design Tutorials, and Import File links will be displayed on the SolidWorks Resource tab of the task pane. Surfaces and Mold…

Understanding Design Intent in Solidworks tutorial

Design Intent is a phrase that you will hear often among SolidWorks users. I like to think of it as “design for change.” Design Intent means that when you put the parametric sketch relations together with the feature intelligence, you can build models that react to change in predictable ways. This gives you a great deal of control over changes.
An example of Design Intent could be a written statement that describes general aspects that help define the design of a part, such as “This part is symmetrical, with holes that line up with Part A and thick enough to be flush with Part B.” From this description, and the surrounding parts, it is possible to re-create the part in such a way that if Part A or Part B changes, the part being described updates to match.
Some types of changes can cause features to fail or sketch relations to conflict. In most situations, SolidWorks has ample tools for troubleshooting and editing that you can use to repair or change the model. In these situations, i…

Extrude boss featured solidworks

When we create an extrude boss featured solidworks, we can determine the parameters for extrudes Boss with a lot of ways, To create an extrude feature: Create a sketch. Click one of the extrude tools: Extruded Boss/Base on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Boss/Base, Extrude Extruded Cut on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Cut, Extrude Extruded Surface on the Surfaces toolbar, or click Insert, Surface, Extrude Set the PropertyManager options. To extrude in both directions from the sketch plane, set the PropertyManager options in Direction 1 and Direction 2. To extrude as a thin feature, set the PropertyManager options in Thin Feature. When you drag the manipulator to set the size, an Instant3D ruler appears so you can set precise values. Click .Blind. Extends the feature from the sketch plane for a specified distance. Through All. Extends the feature from the sketch plane through all existing geometry. Up To Next. Extends the feature fro…

Cut a solid body with a surface Solidworks

To cut a solid body with a surface or plane: In the sample picture above model body surface and there is no sketch line. The first one we will use the technique with the cut surface. The steps are as follows, 1. Extrude the sketch boss to pass through his body surface. 2. Click OK 3. Insert -> Cut -> with surface 4. Select the surface that the color yellow, determine the direction cut, and OK. Right-click on the surface of the body select Hide Body Edit the solid body: In the FeatureManager design tree, click the solid body and click Edit Part. The Edit command might vary depending on the feature you select. Click Cut With Surface on the Features toolbar, or click Insert > Cut > With Surface. In the PropertyManager, under Surface Cut Parameters, select the surface or plane to use to cut the solid bodies. Examine the preview. If necessary, click Flip cut to reverse the direction of the cut. The arrow points in the direction of the solid to di…

Create a tapered shape Solidworks Blind

I have tried to create a tapered shape Solidworks. We make a circle first in the top plane. Click on the origin (0,0), then drag the mouse to form a circle. The next step after getting out of the sketch, click Insert, choose extruded, choose boss / base In the configuration extrude Direction 1 Choose the Blind, to determine the distance extrude input range Diameter 40 angle 45derajad Draft outward Do not tick Click OK. Tapering...Taper preview Tapered and Perpendicular Draft Steps Tapered and Perpendicular Draft Steps...Tapered steps applied Example of Flex Tapering2 The taper zone is limited by the position of the trim planes...To adjust the taper, move the pointer over a trim plane edge to display the Helix/Spiral PropertyManager Creates a tapered helix. (Available only for constant pitch helixes.) Select Taper Helix Parts and Features > Features Flex Overview and Options Tapering follows the direction of the triad's blue Z-axis...The trim planes do not move when …

Solidworks tutorial Sketch smart dimension

To use sketch smart dimension is very easy. We dimension 2D or 3D sketch entities with the Smart Dimension tool. We can drag or delete a dimension while the Smart Dimension tool is active. Dimension types are determined by the sketch entities you select. For some types of dimensions (point-to-point, angular, circular), the location where you place the dimension also affects the type of dimension that is added Start program SolidWorks and begin open a new part. Select the Front Plane and sketching. Make a sketch of the line consisting of four rows and three dimensions. Make sure the lower left corner of the sketch is the origin. Click on the Arc Tangent in the PropertyManager. Click on the right end of the horizontal line above. Place the tip of the arc at the tip end of a horizontal line above. Press the button to end the command line. Set the dimensions for the bow that we just created Click on the Smart dimension in-Command Manager. Create a dimension for each line of 60, 30, 20 Cl…