type : tutorial ebook - PDF
whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks loft
target feature of tutotrial: solidworks loft
features used in tutorial:
- solidworks sketch
- solidworks refrence geometry
- solidworks revolve
- solidworks fillet
- solidworks base extrude
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
This is the process of designing a simple buckle to exercise solidowrks loft feature:
What we use to accomplish this model :
- Extruded boss/base
- Revolved boss/base
- Extruded cut
- Add relation
I guess everyone is familiar with the buckle and that’s why I choose it as a model . first of all we are going to make the main body of the model which will be created by loft . to do so we need at least two sketches . the first sketch is on the front plane. the second sketch is on a new plane that we define.
now you have two profiles to join by loft feature . you are ready to select your profiles .
as you can see the preview , solidworks will join two profiles but this is not what we really want . we need some curvature on the surface of the body .guide curves will tell the software how to join the profiles . you can draw any guide curve you want to get the desired shape just keep in mind that they should be coincident with profiles .
the guide curves
With these guide curves and profiles now you are ready to use the loft feature .
Now you see the differences from the first time .
what we do in the rest of the tutorial is just to make it a little bit like a real buckle .
and a cut
and finally a revolve:
Now it’s done:
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