type : tutorial ebook - PDF
whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks flowxpress
target feature of tutotrial: solidworks flowxpress
features used in tutorial:
- solidworks sketch
- solidworks boss-extrude
- solidworks refrence geometry
- solidworks loft
- solidworks shell
- solidworks flowxpress tools
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 simple tutorial is designed to show you the process of solidworks floxpress. The part that we use here is a simple part because our main goal is the process of floxpress. First you must model the following part .
the part will be created in two simple steps of extrdue & loft.
and finally the shell
Now the part is ready and we will start our analysis
but the model is not ready for flow analysis. Floxpress can only process on a closed environment with a defined inlet and outlet so we add these caps in assembly.
I did it too, now or part is a closed chamber. In order to see the lids and getting a better sight of flow later on, we need to transparent the part. So right click on main part and select appearance .
now we add flow inlet
and outlet :
now we can check the result:
This was a very simple flow analysis. You can examine the flow in much more complicated parts like valves too the process is the same.
Solidworks tutorial code: 104
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- 102-solidworks sheetmetal tutorial
- 103-solidworks beginner loft tutorial
- 104-solidworks floxpress tutorial
- 105-solidworks photoworks tutorial
- 106-solidworks motion study tutorial
- 107-solidworks drawing tutorial
- 108-solidworks 3d-sketch tutorial
- 109-solidworks assembly tutorial