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 :
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 :
- 3d sketch
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 :
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 :
Create another line along Y axis :
Now we need to sketch on ZX plane so press tab and draw a line along X axis :
Continue this process and make the following sketch . all you have to do is to choose the right plane :
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:
Filet the corners :
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.
Sweep the circle along the path :
The first half of main frame is done . to create the other half we use mirror . do it just like the following pictures:
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 .
For the profile , sketch another circle in front plane and pierce it on the path :
Sweep the circle along the path:
only two sections left to create. We need a new plane for our new sketch . define your new plane like this:
Open a sketch on the new plane and draw :
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 .
The sweep profile is a 6 mm diameter circle again , just like the previous sections .
Sweep the circle along the path:
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 :
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 :
Exit the sketch .define a plane at the end of path and sketch a circle as your sweep profile .
Sweep the circle along the path and you’re done: