solidworks advanced assembly tutorial117 solidworks assembly tutorial

type : tutorial ebook - PDF

whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks assembly

target feature of tutotrial: solidworks assembly

features used in tutorial:

  • solidworks sketch
  • solidworks boss-extrude
  • solidworks refrence geometry
  • solidworks cicular pattern
  • solidworks cut extrude
  • solidworks revolve
  • solidworks chamfer
  • solidworks assembly tools

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

 

 

solidworks advanced assembly tutorial

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 time we are going to make a schematic gear coupling. Gear couplings widely use in power transmitting equipment. In fact this is another assembly tutorial.

we will craete the necessary parts step by step. first part 1: its called hub

it needs a base extrude first.

 

2 117 solidworks assembly extrude

3 117 solidworks assembly extrude window

then a new plane to sketch a tooth5 117 solidworks assembly plane

6 117 solidworks assembly plane window7 117 solidworks assembly plane

 

sketch and extrude a tooth8 117 solidworks assembly sketch plane

 

 

Now extrude the sketch

 

10 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude window11 117 solidworks assembly extruded

 

Now we need to pattern the gear around the sleeve. 

12 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern14 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern scheme

Let’s make a keyway on this part. 

15 117 solidworks assembly keyway

17 117 solidworks assembly keyway extruded cut window

18 117 solidworks assembly keyway extruded cut scheme

Open a new document and save it by the name of part 2.

it will be created with a basic revolve operation

 

20 117 solidworks assembly revolve window

 

22 117 solidworks assembly sketch

cut a gear tooth from the part

 

25 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss

26 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss scheme

Now we need to make more of the tooth so we are going to make a circular pattern like below. 

 

28 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern scheme

its time to create fastening holes:29 117 solidworks assembly sketch face

 

31 117 solidworks assembly cut extrude window

 

Make a circular pattern of this hole too. .

34 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern

part3: the bolt. easy extrude.

 

36 117 solidworks assembly extrude

 

chamfer the edges38 117 solidworks assembly chamfer

39 117 solidworks assembly chamfer window

40 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges

41 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges done

shaft of the bolt:42 117 solidworks assembly sketch face

 

44 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude window46 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude done

 

Basically we should create nut in another part and then assemble it on this bolt but this only will make the tutorial longer than what it needs to be so since it is just a schematic bolt we will add nut here in this part too.First define a new plane:

47 117 solidworks assembly new plane window

48 117 solidworks assembly new plane scheme

Now open a sketch on this new plane. As always we need a sketch but let’s try a new method, in the sketch toolbar navigate and click the convert entities.  Then select these edges 

49 117 solidworks assembly convert entities selection

50 117 solidworks assembly convert entities window51 117 solidworks assembly convert entities scheme

 

Then click ok twice. Now you have the same exact polygon of bolt head in your sketch which is completely defined too so extrude it then save your work:

52 117 solidworks assembly convert entities done

53 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss54 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss scheme

 

I prefer to chamfer the edges of nut too

55 117 solidworks assembly chamfer window

56 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges

 

57 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges done

now bring them all together in an solidworks assembly. first bring hub then the sleeve58 117 solidworks assembly insert components

59 117 solidworks assembly insert components done

seperate them to see what we are doing 

61 117 solidworks assembly move components done

create some mates to exactly assemble the parts61 117 solidworks assembly concentric mate

62 117 solidworks assembly coincident mate

assemble the gears63 117 solidworks assembly

64 117 solidworks assembly

 

65 117 solidworks assembly design tree

 

 

Now we will make the other half of our coupling using mirror components tool. Click the button from assembly toolbar and Select the below face as the mirror plane 

67 117 solidworks assembly mirror component selection

68 117 solidworks assembly mirror component selection

 

Now from design tree select both part1 and part2 as components to mirror and click ok

69 117 solidworks assembly mirror component window

70 117 solidworks assembly mirror component done

 

insert and assemble one bolt.71 117 solidworks assembly insert component done

72 117 solidworks assembly concentric mate

73 117 solidworks assembly distant mate

Bring in the other bolts. We can insert the other bolts one by one but it’s not necessary we can use the circular pattern tool instead. Click circular component pattern in the assembly toolbar.

 

75 117 solidworks assembly circular component pattern window

76 117 solidworks assembly circular component pattern scheme

 

Congratulations you just assembled a full gear coupling

77 117 solidworks assembly done

Solidworks tutorial code: 117

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