109 solidworks asembly

free solidworks tutorial-assembly

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 mirror
  • solidworks cut extrude
  • solidworks convert entities
  • solidworks rib
  • solidworks fillet
  • solidworks assembly tools

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

price: free solidworks tutorial PDF book

 

 

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You will create this assembly during the tutorial :

1 109 solidworks assembly 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 you to visit the solidworks beginner tutorials 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 .

In this tutorial first we create our parts then we assemble them . this is called bottom-top assembly . just do exactly as I say and enjoy .

First make a specific folder in your hard drive to save the parts . start designing of the first part :

Part1 :

We are going to model a pneumatic cylinder as our first part . open a sketch on front plane and draw a square :

2 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 sketch

Extrude it :

3 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 extrude 4 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 extrude

Open another sketch on the front face of the part and draw these circles :

5 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 sketch

Cut them :

6 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 cut extrude 7 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 cut extrude

We need these holes on the opposite side too so mirror them .

8 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 mirror 10 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 sketch

Create a support for the cylinder rod .open a sketch on the front face of the part and sketch this circle :

10 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 sketch

Now extrude it like following picture .

11 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 extrude 12 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 extrude

And now create the rod . sketch a circle and extrude it .

13 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 extrude 14 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part1 extrude

The cylinder is done . save it and open a new part .

Part2

This part is designed to hold the cylinder in steady position . open a new sketch on front plane and draw the rectangle :

15 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 sketch

Extrude it :

16 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 extrude 17 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 extrude

Open a new sketch on the front face of the part and create this rectangle :

18 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 sketch

Extrude it again :

19 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 extrude 20 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 extrude

This part is under some stress by the force of cylinder so let’s make a rib for it . sketch this line on the right plane :

21 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 sketch

Click on the “rib” in the features toolbar and create the rib from the sketch :

22 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 rib 23 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 rib

Create the holes for the screws . cut these circles :

24 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 sketch 25 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part2 sketch

Save the part2 and go for the next part .

Part3

Open a sketch on front plane and draw :

26 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

Extrude the sketch :

27 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude 28 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude

Define a new plane for our new sketch .

29 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 plane 30 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 plane

Sketch a square on this plane :

31 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

Extrude the square :

32 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude 33 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude

Select this face and sketch the circle :

34 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch 35 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

Cut the circle .

37 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 cut extrude 36 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 cut extrude

select the face shown below and draw the sketch :

38 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch 39 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

And now cut the sketch again .

40 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 cut 41 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 cut

Now fillet the front face of the part :

42 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 fillet 43 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 fillet

Part3 is done now .lets go for the last part .

Part4

Open a sketch on front plane and draw this rectangle :

44 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

Extrude the rectangle :

45 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude 46 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude

Open another sketch on the right plane and create the following sketch .

47 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

Extrude the new sketch :

48 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude 49 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 extrude

Now fillet the sharp edges just like following picture .

50 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 fillet 51 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 fillet

Sketch this circle on the previous extrude to cut a hole : 

52 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch 53 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 sketch

Cut the circle :

54 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 cut 55 109 solidworks assembly tutorial part3 cut

The part4 is completed . save it . we are going to create our assembly of these parts now .

Assembly

Open a new assembly document . the “begin assembly” window appears on the left :

56 109 solidworks assembly tutorial

Click on “browse” and reach for the pat1 on your hard drive and open it . the part is in graphic area now and its waiting for your click to be inserted to the assembly so click on the graphic area . the cylinder is inserted to the assembly now . since it is your first part of the assembly ,it’s fixed on the inserting point . the letter ‘f’ before the name of the part1 in feature manager design tree indicates that .

57 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert 58 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert

Now insert the next part . from the assembly tab click on the “insert component “ button . “insert component “ window appears . reach for the part2 by clicking on “browse” button and open it . click somewhere in graphic area to insert part2

59 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert

Now we should take part2 to it’s right place . we use “mate” for this purpose . click on mate in the assembly toolbar . mate window appears on the left . select these two holes on the picture and pick the “concentric” then click ok .

60 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate 61 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate

Do the same process for the other hole of the part2 :

62 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate 63 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate

Now stick part2 to the part1 .select the faces shown below then select coincident mate:

64 109 solidworks assembly tutorial coincident mate 65 109 solidworks assembly tutorial coincident mate 66 109 solidworks assembly tutorial coincident mate

Click ok and close the mate .

67 109 solidworks assembly tutorial coincident mate

Insert another part2 again :

68 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert

Mate this new part just like the first one but this time on rear face of the part1 . see the picture :

69 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert

Now insert the part3 into the assembly . the inserting process is just like the previous ones .

70 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert

Click on the mate . select these two surfaces and click on concentric :

71 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate 72 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate

Create a distance between part3 and part1 . click on the mate and select these two faces :

73 109 solidworks assembly tutorial distant mate 74 109 solidworks assembly tutorial distant mate

Now set the distance on mate window : 

75 109 solidworks assembly tutorial distant mate 76 109 solidworks assembly tutorial distant mate

What about the rotation of the part3 ?! we should fix it so make these faces parallel :

77 109 solidworks assembly tutorial parallel mate 78 109 solidworks assembly tutorial parallel mate

Ok…insert the last part now . once again go for insert > component > existing part/assembley and insert the part4 into the assembly .

79 109 solidworks assembly tutorial insert

Click on mate and make these holes concentric :

80 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate 81 109 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate

Select these two faces and create a 3mm distance between them :

82 109 solidworks assembly tutorial distance mate 83 109 solidworks assembly tutorial distance mate

Click ok and save your work . see your assembly in isometric view :

84 109 solidworks assembly tutorial

assign some colors to your parts to make your assembly look better:

85 109 solidworks assembly tutorial

Some times when an assembly is so complicated it’s better to make an exploded view of the parts included . our assembly here is not complicated but just for the sake of practice we are going to make an exploded view .

Go to the insert > exploded view and click on it . the explode window appears on the left .

86 109 solidworks assembly tutorial exploded view 87 109 solidworks assembly tutorial exploded view

Do you See that yellow box?!? All you have to do is mentioned there so select the first component just like below and drag it backward along the blue axis . release it wherever you feel comfortable :

88 109 solidworks assembly tutorial exploded view

“explode step1” appears under the explode window . do this for the rest of the parts :

89 109 solidworks assembly tutorial exploded view

Click ok. Now you have exploded view of all the parts included in the assembly . if you want to have your assembly back , just undo the changes .

Now you have done it .

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