111 solidworks 3d sketch

free solidworks tutorial-3d-sketch

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

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

price: free solidworks tutorial PDF book

 

 

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we will create this frame during the tutorial :

1 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial

In this tutorial I assume that you know the basic of solidworks and you should know how to interactively work with the software . this means that you should know how to open a sketch , define a plane and … . if you don’t know the basics I recommend to visit the solidworks beginner tutorial first.

If you had any questions don’t hesitate and ask me . I always will be there for you .now go ahead and start designing with me my friend .

What we use to accomplish this model :

Sketch

  • Line
  • Circle
  • Plane
  • 3d sketch
  • Sweep
  • Mirror                                                                                                                                   

You can find a similar frame in your kitchen , where you cook . I choose this part because it’s really familiar . first we are going to use 3d sketch to make the main section then we continue by adding some more profiles . 

if you are not familiar with 3d sketch then it would be better to learn through the design process so let’s get to it . open a new solidworks part document . we are going to create this 3d sketch :

2 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial main sketch

But defining an arc in 3d sketch is really a damn hard work so at first we make the sketch without any round corners and after dimensioning we use fillet to create the round corners . just design with me and you’ll understand .

Expand the sketch button and click on 3d sketch . click line . the XY appears under your cursor which indicates that your line will be on the XY plane – you can sketch on three main planes(XY ,XZ AND YZ) by pressing TAB key you can switch between these planes – we want to sketch on YZ plane so press tab . click on the origin and move your mouse along Z axis – a yellow coordinate with a little z under your cursor tells you that your line will be along Z axis just like bellow picture – and click :

3 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dsketching

Create another line along Y axis :

4 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dsketching

Now we need to sketch on ZX plane so press tab and draw a line along X axis :

5 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dsketching

Continue this process and make the following sketch . all you have to do is to choose the right plane :

6 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dsketching

As you can see the sketch is blue which means it is not defined yet so we will dimension the lines in next step . Dimension the lines just like this:

7 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dsketching

Filet the corners :

8 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dsketching fillet

Now the path for sweep is completed . at the next step we’ll create the profile for sweep . select front plane . open a new sketch on it and draw the following circle.

9 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep profile

Sweep the circle along the path :

10 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep window 11 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep preview

The first half of main frame is done . to create the other half we use mirror . do it just like the following pictures:

12 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dmirror 13 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial 3dmirror

The hardest part is over now .we are going to add bellow section so we need another path and profile for sweep . first we create our path on top plane . open a sketch on it and draw like below. In order to dimension the sketch you need to see the axis , go to view menu and check the temporary axis option . 

14 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep path

For the profile , sketch another circle in front plane and pierce it on the path :

15 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep profile

Sweep the circle along the path:

16 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep window 17 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep done

only two sections left to create. We need a new plane for our new sketch . define your new plane like this:

18 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial plane window 19 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial plane preview

Open a sketch on the new plane and draw :

20 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep path

This is the path for the new sweep so we need a new profile too . exit the sketch and define new plane on the ending point of this path .

21 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial plane window 22 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial plane preview

The sweep profile is a 6 mm diameter circle again , just like the previous sections .

23 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep profile

Sweep the circle along the path:

24 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep window 25 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial sweep preview

We need a sweep just like this one on the other side. The only difference is the way that we define a plane for our sketch . define your plane :

26 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial plane 27 111 solidworks 3dsketch tutorial plane

Draw the path just like the previous step on the new plane . you must activate the temporary axis and then just put the lines on the middle of previous sweep :

28 111 solidworks 3dsketch sweep path

Exit the sketch .define a plane at the end of path and sketch a circle as your sweep profile .

29 111 solidworks 3dsketch sweep profile

Sweep the circle along the path and you’re done:

30 111 solidworks 3dsketch

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