Basic Concepts 3D Solidworks

Sunday, June 26, 2016

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 the System Options tab, click Backups and select Save auto recover info every changes. Specify the number of changes that should occur before information is automatically saved.
SolidWorks 2004
Reference Guide

The Workflow Customization SolidWorks

Saturday, June 18, 2016

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 Molds tabs will be added to the  CommandManager. The Weldments menu item will be hidden in the Insert menu.
Consumer Product Design 
A Consumer Product Tutorials link will be displayed on the SolidWorks Resources tab of the task pane. The Surfaces tab will be added to the CommandManager. The Weldments menu item will be hidden in the Insert menu. The Undercut Detection menu item will be hidden in the Tools menu.
SolidWorks 2010
No Experien ce Re quired
Alex Ruiz
with Gabi Jack
by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana

Understanding Design Intent in Solidworks tutorial

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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, it is often the Design Intent itself that is changing.
Best Practice
When editing or repairing relations, it is considered best practice to edit rather than delete. Deleting often
causes additional problems further down the tree. Many users find it tempting to delete anything that has an
error on it. n
Editing Design Intent
Design Intent is sometimes thought of as a static concept that controls changing geometry.
However, this is not always the way things are. Design Intent itself often changes, thus requiring
the way in which the model reacts to geometric changes to also change. Fortunately, SolidWorks
has many tools to help you deal with situations like this.
Choosing Sketch Relations
Seeing the sketch relation symbols is the best tool for visualizing Design Intent. You can show or
hide icons that represent the relations by choosing View ➪ Sketch Relations. When shown, these
relations appear as an icon in a small colored box in the graphics area next to the sketch entity.
Chapter 1: Introducing SolidWorks
Clicking the icon highlights the sketch elements involved in that relation. Refer to Figures 1.19
through 1.25 for examples of these relations.
The Sketch Relations option is an excellent candidate for use with a hotkey, thus enabling you to toggle the
display easily on and off. n
For more information on creating and managing hotkeys, see Chapter 2. n
You can use the sketch relation icons on the screen to delete relations by selecting the icon and
pressing Delete on the keyboard. You can also use them to determine the status quickly of sketch
relations by referring to the colors defined earlier.
Selecting Display/Delete Relations
You can find the Display/Delete Relations tool on the Sketch toolbar or by clicking a sketch entity
in an open sketch. The sketch status colors defined earlier also apply here, with the relations
appearing in the appropriate color. (Relations are not shown in blue or black, only the colors that
show errors, such as red, yellow, and brown.) This tool also enables you to group relations by several
l All in This Sketch
l Dangling
l Overdefining/Not Solved
l External
l Defined in Context
l Locked
l Broken
l Selected Entities
In the lower Entities panel of the Display/Delete Relations PropertyManager, shown in Figure 1.26,
you can also replace one entity with another, or repair dangling relations.

SolidWorks® 2010
Matt Lombard
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Indianapolis, IN 46256

Extrude boss featured solidworks

Friday, March 25, 2016

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 from the sketch plane to the next surface that intercepts the entire profile. (The intercepting surface must be on the same part.)

Cut a solid body with a surface Solidworks

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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 discard. With multibody parts, under Feature Scope, select one of the following: All bodies. The surface cuts all bodies every time the feature rebuilds. If you add new bodies to the model that precede the cut feature in the FeatureManager design tree and that are intersected by the cutting surface, these new bodies are also rebuilt to include the cut. Select bodies. The surface cuts only the bodies you select using the pointer. If you add new bodies to the model that are intersected by the cutting surface, right-click, select Edit Feature, and select those bodies to add them to the list of selected bodies. If you do not add the new bodies to the list of selected bodies, they remain intact. The solid bodies you select are highlighted in the graphics area, and listed under Feature Scope next to . Auto-select (Available with Selected bodies). Automatically selects all relevant intersecting bodies. Auto-select is faster than All bodies because it processes only the bodies on the initial list and does not rebuild the entire model.

Create a tapered shape Solidworks Blind

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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 you adjust the Taper factor Parts and Features EXTRUDE 2 Extrusion taper angle <0 .000000="" 2d="" 3d="" from="" moving="" to=""> 2D Emulator Neutral Plane Draft You can create a feature that tapers selected model faces by a specified angle, using a Neutral Plane to determine the direction of pull for creating molds Parts and Features  Features Mold Tools - Ruled Surfaces Replace non-drafted surfaces on imported models with drafted surfaces (using the Tapered or Sweep type...Ruled surface is tapered to the specified vector...With Tapered to Vector, Perpendicular to Vector, or Sweep Mold Design  Ruled Surfaces Standard Hole Size Tapered Drill Tapered are not supported for Legacy Hole types Design Checker Feature Checks Draft PropertyManager Tapered steps (Step Draft only...Creates the surfaces in the same manner as the tapered surfaces Parts and Features Features Parting Line with Step Draft Select Tapered steps if you want the surfaces to generate in the same manner as the tapered surfaces Parts and Features Features Mold Design Tools Overview tool to create surfaces that are either perpendicular or tapered away from selected edges Mold Design|SOLIDWORKS Fundamentals Industry-specific Design Tools|Mold Design Tools Overview Intersect planes are typically used to locate the starting or ending location of a tapered surface Counterbore Countersink Hole Straight Tap Tapered Tap Legacy Hole Holes created prior to the SolidWorks 2006 release Parts and Features Features Hole Wizard Overview Tapered Tap Parts and Features Features Tool and Die Design Tools Overview Deforms complex models in an intuitive manner by bending, twisting, tapering and stretching.

Solidworks tutorial Sketch smart dimension

Sunday, March 13, 2016

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 Click on the arc. Set dimensions. Create an arc radius to 65. Click on OK. Creating a curved edge between the arc and the vertical line. Click on the Sketch Fillet CommandManager. Create a radius of 10 mm 'in the Property Manager-. Click on the bow, to the left of the vertical line. Click on the vertical line, just below the arc. Click on OK.