type : tutorial ebook - PDF
whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks 3d-sketch
target feature of tutotrial: solidworks 3d-sketch
features used in tutorial:
- solidworks 3d-sketch
- solidworks fillet
- solidworks refrence geometry
- solidworks sweep
- solidworks mirror
- solidworks linear pattern
difficulty level: advanced
provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)
Please note that this is an advanced tutorial which means I don’t cover basic skills here – like creating a sketch or drawing a line – so if you are a beginner then I suggest you to work on the drone project. That is a solidworks 3d modeling project which I described the designing process from the very beginning to advanced skills.
And the summary of this tutorial:
we will create this frame during the tutorial :
What we use to accomplish this model :
- 3d sketch
- Smart dimension
- Swept boss/base
- Liner pattern
As its name complies , 3d sketch is all about creating sketches in three dimensions . Usually when we are sketching in 2d , we are working on one of standard planes (XY ,XZ , ZY ) but in 3d sketching you can switch between these planes when you are drawing .
Solidworks offers two kinds of 3d sketching , you can sketch along any direction in 3d space (3d sketching) or you can make separated sketches in different planes in just one single sketch (3d sketching with planes) . Our model here is about 3d sketching .
we start to draw lines in 3d to create the following sketch
Now dimension the lines :
In this step just fillet the corners to make a smooth profile .
open a 2d sketch on front plane and draw circle like this :
Now we are going to create the first part of the frame .
In order to create another half of the frame we use mirror (mirror button is in features tab too) :
so far we have created the main body of the frame :
Define a plane parallel to the right plane for the next sketch
we make another profile and a path for the sweep operation to get this result:
All that left to do is another support in width . we’ll create it now and then we will pattern it along the length of the frame .
the final shape:
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