113 solidworks assembly

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 sweep
  • solidworks cut extrude
  • solidworks convert entities
  • solidworks loft
  • solidworks assembly tools

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

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You will create this assembly during the tutorial : 

1 113 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 dont know the basics you can visit the solidowrks beginner tutoriuals.

If you had any questions don’t hesitate and ask me . I always will be there for you . this tutorial is free and if you pay for it you are robbed .now go ahead and start designing with me my friend .

We don’t have the necessary parts for this assembly so we are going to create them through the process of the assembly . this technique is called top-down assembly . Lets get to it.

Create a new document in assembly . and close the “begin assembly “ window on the left . from the insert menu go to insert > component > new part and click .

2 113 solidworks assembly tutorial insert component

Click on the top plane and sketch this circle :

3 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

The “part1” is added to design tree :

4 113 solidworks assembly tutorial design tree

Exit the sketch . “edit component “ icon on top-left corner says that you’re editing the “part” .

5 113 solidworks assembly tutorial edit component

Now extrude the circle :

6 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss extrude 7 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss extrude

as long as the “edit component” icon is on , you are editing the “part1” in your assembly . now fillet the edge of the extrude that you just made .

8 113 solidworks assembly tutorial fillet 9 113 solidworks assembly tutorial fillet

Create another sketch on the top face of the part :

10 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

Extrude the sketch :

11 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss extrude 2 12 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss extrude 2

Good job . the first part is over . now click on the “edit component” icon on the top left corner and go the assembly design . press ctrl+s to save the product . the “ save modified documents” window appears. the window tells you which parts and assemblies are  going to be saved :

13 113 solidworks assembly tutorial save

Click save all and select a directory . the assembly will be saved and solidworks asks how do you like to save the part , if you want to have a separate part1 , select “save externally “ and click ok .

Now we are ready to create our second part for the assembly . insert another new part .the process is same as the first part . go to insert > component > new part and click . solidworks asks you to select a plane for a new sketch . click on the top face of the part1 and sketch a circle like this :

14 113 solidworks assembly tutorial circle

Exit the sketch and open another sketch on front plane . create a spline . the final shape of the spline is up to you for this part but I recommend something like this :

15 113 solidworks assembly tutorial spline

Exit the sketch and sweep the circle along the spline :

16 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sweep 17 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sweep

Exit the edit component again and save the part2 and assembly just like the previous time . now we have this :

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As you can see , the pipe should be moved to its place . we use assembly tools to do this task . We use mate to move the pipe to its right place but before we proceed , click on the little “plus” sign on the right beside of “mates” folder and expand it . delete the second mate :

19 113 solidworks assembly tutorial mate

Why did we do that?!

When you insert a new part to an assembly , you must choose a plane and this makes the first mate of that part then you cant move that part in assembly so here you should get rid of that mate to move the part2 .

Click on the rebuild button .

Ok click on mate . make a concentric mate between the circles shown on following picture. Solidworks will move the pipe to the new position .

20 113 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate 21 113 solidworks assembly tutorial concentric mate

Click ok .

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And now the third part . go to insert > component > new part and insert a new part again . you must select a face or plane to start with so choose the face shown bellow :

23 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

A new sketch on a new part opens on the face . draw these circles and exit the sketch :

24 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

Now extrude them a little just like following picture .

25 113 solidworks assembly tutorial extrude 26 113 solidworks assembly tutorial extrude

Open another sketch on this face :

27 113 solidworks assembly tutorial extrude

Use convert entities to create a circle from the outer edge of the face :

28 113 solidworks assembly tutorial convert entities 29 113 solidworks assembly tutorial convert entities

Extrude it with some angle :

30 113 solidworks assembly tutorial convert entities 31 113 solidworks assembly tutorial extrude

Click “edit component” and see your assembly :

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Save your assembly and save part3 externally too. Insert a new part into this assembly again and select this face for starting sketch of part4 :

33 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

Sketch a rectangle on the face :

34 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

And extrude it :

35 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss extrude 36 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss extrude

Ok..we are almost done . just a little left to do .come with me my friend . I like to add that I know this model is not that realistic but it’s funny and I designed it here in this tutor cause I know that most of you are familiar with the device .lets finish it . 

Define a new plane for our last sketch on this tutorial:

37 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss plane 38 113 solidworks assembly tutorial boss plane

Open a sketch on the new plane and draw :

39 113 solidworks assembly tutorial sketch

And now make the last feature:

40 113 solidworks assembly tutorial loft 41 113 solidworks assembly tutorial loft

Click ok and see :

42 113 solidworks assembly tutorial loft

Some edges are too sharp so fillet them :

43 113 solidworks assembly tutorial fillet 44 113 solidworks assembly tutorial fillet

Now exit the edit component and watch your assembly :

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Change the color of the parts by right clicking them and editing appearances . now we have something to talk :

46 113 solidworks assembly tutorial final

Congratulations you have done it .

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