119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial

solidworks tutorial -advanced loft

type : tutorial ebook - PDF

whats in for audience: exercise solidworks loft by designing a turbine runner

target feature of tutotrial: solidworks loft

features used in tutorial:

  • solidworks sketch
  • solidworks boss-extrude
  • solidworks loft
  • solidworks circular pattern
  • solidworks 3D sketch
  • solidworks reference geometry

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

 

 

solidworks advanced loft 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:

In this article we are going to design below part. This is a turbine runner, Francis type:

1 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial

First we need this basic shape and we get this by a revolve operation

2 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial revolve

 

4 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial axis

5 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial revolve1 window

 

we need a plane for the loft sketch. then we craete to loft profiles

7 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial plane window

8 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial plane

we need to add two guide curves too

 

 

13 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial splineSpline from top view    

14 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial splinespline from front view      

 

15 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial splineSpline from top view 

16 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial spline

     spline from front view 

Now loft the first slot to the second one with guide curves:

17 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial loft

18 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial loft 

Now we need more blades and we use circular pattern to get them. Click on circular pattern button on features tab and set the parameters as below picture:

19 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial pattern

20 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial pattern

Click ok and see the result. Pretty much like a flower isn’t it? Well it is but we are not done yet.

20 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial pattern

22 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial pattern

Use the right plane to define a new plane like this:

23 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial plane

24 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial plane

Sketch two circles on plane2. Note that the circles must be coincident with the endpoints of the blades:

25 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial sketch

Extrude the sketch:

26 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial extrude

27 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial extrude

Click ok and see the result. Now you have designed a turbine runner: 

1 119 solidworks advanced loft tutorial

Solidworks tutorial code: 119

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