solidworks advanced assembly tutorial117 solidworks assembly tutorial

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 cicular pattern
  • solidworks cut extrude
  • solidworks revolve
  • solidworks chamfer
  • solidworks assembly tools

difficulty level: advanced

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This time we are going to make a schematic gear coupling. Gear couplings widely use in power transmitting equipment. In fact this is another assembly tutorial.

Let’s begin with part-1. Open a new document and save it as part-1. Select the front plane from feature manager design tree and open sketch on it and draw the circles:

1 117 solidworks assembly sketch

Now give them some volume. while the sketch is open click on the boss extrude in features tab.

2 117 solidworks assembly extrude

And extrude the sketch:

3 117 solidworks assembly extrude window4 117 solidworks assembly exrude shape

Click ok and save the part. We need to define a plane in this step. So select the front plane from design tree and then choose the plane button in features tab

5 117 solidworks assembly plane

Set the distance parameter and click ok

6 117 solidworks assembly plane window7 117 solidworks assembly plane

 

Select the plane that you just create and open a sketch on it then draw like below:

8 117 solidworks assembly sketch plane

9 117 solidworks assembly sketch

 

Now extrude the sketch

 

10 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude window11 117 solidworks assembly extruded

 

Click ok. Right click on plane 1 and hide it. Now we need to pattern the gear around the sleeve. Select circular pattern from features tab and set parameters like below and then click ok.

12 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern13 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern window14 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern scheme

Let’s make a keyway on this part. Open a sketch on the face of the part and draw like below

15 117 solidworks assembly keyway16 117 solidworks assembly keyway sketch

Now cut the sketch through all the part

17 117 solidworks assembly keyway extruded cut window

18 117 solidworks assembly keyway extruded cut scheme

Click ok and save your work. Part1 is now done. We are going to make the hub now. 

Open a new document and save it by the name of part 2.

Select the top plane and open a sketch on it and draw the below sketch:

19 117 solidworks assembly part2 sketch

Now click the features tab and click on revolved boss. Set the parameters and click ok.

20 117 solidworks assembly revolve window

21 117 solidworks assembly revolve scheme

Select the below face for a new sketch :

22 117 solidworks assembly sketch

Draw the sketch :

23 117 solidworks assembly sketch

24 117 solidworks assembly sketch

While the sketch is open, navigate to the features tab and click on the extruded boss and set the parameters like below and then click ok

25 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss

26 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss scheme

Now we need to make more of the tooth so we are going to make a circular pattern like below. Set the parameters and click ok.

27 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern

28 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern scheme

Save your work And select below face for another sketch. Draw the circle on the face.

29 117 solidworks assembly sketch face

30 117 solidworks assembly sketch

Now cut the circle through all the part

31 117 solidworks assembly cut extrude window

32 117 solidworks assembly cut extrude scheme

Click ok. Make a circular pattern of this circle too. Set the parameters and click ok.

33 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern window

34 117 solidworks assembly circular pattern

Save your work and close it. Now we just need a schematic bolts for our assembly so open a new part and save it by the name of bolts. Open a sketch on the front plane and make this drawing using polygon tool and then extrude it:

35 117 solidworks assembly sketch

36 117 solidworks assembly extrude

37 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude

Click chamfer in the features tab

38 117 solidworks assembly chamfer

Select the edges , set the parameters and click ok

39 117 solidworks assembly chamfer window

40 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges

41 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges done

Select below face and  draw a circle like this on it then extrude the circle and save your work:

42 117 solidworks assembly sketch face

43 117 solidworks assembly sketch

44 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude window45 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude scheme46 117 solidworks assembly boss extrude done

 

Basically we should create nut in another part and then assemble it on this bolt but this only will make the tutorial longer than what it needs to be so since it is just a schematic bolt we will add nut here in this part too.First define a new plane:

47 117 solidworks assembly new plane window

48 117 solidworks assembly new plane scheme

Now open a sketch on this new plane. As always we need a sketch but let’s try a new method, in the sketch toolbar navigate and click the convert entities.  Then select these edges 

49 117 solidworks assembly convert entities selection

50 117 solidworks assembly convert entities window51 117 solidworks assembly convert entities scheme

 

Then click ok twice. Now you have the same exact polygon of bolt head in your sketch which is completely defined too so extrude it then save your work:

52 117 solidworks assembly convert entities done

53 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss54 117 solidworks assembly extruded boss scheme

 

I prefer to chamfer the edges of nut too

55 117 solidworks assembly chamfer window

56 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges

 

57 117 solidworks assembly chamfer edges done

Save and close your work. We are done here. Open a new assembly document and save it by the name of Assembly1. In the begin assembly window browse for part1 and then click in the working area. This will bring the part1 as the first part of assembly which is fixed in its place. Now in the assembly toolbar click on the insert component button 

58 117 solidworks assembly insert components

Browse for the part2 and click in the working area to insert the part2 into the assembly

59 117 solidworks assembly insert components done

Now for better vision of what we are going to do we should move back the part2 and separate it from part1. Click on the move component button then click and hold your left mouse button on part2 and drag it backward and separate it completely from part1.

 

60 117 solidworks assembly move components

61 117 solidworks assembly move components done

Click mate in assembly toolbar and select below faces for concentric mate then click ok.

61 117 solidworks assembly concentric mate

Now select below faces for coincident mate then click ok

62 117 solidworks assembly coincident mate

If you see our assembly from back view you will notice that the teeth have conflict so in order to put them in right position we need to rotate the part2 using angular mate

63 117 solidworks assembly

64 117 solidworks assembly

 

Click mate and then from the design tree select the right planes of the two parts and put a 6 degree angular mate between them

65 117 solidworks assembly design tree

66 117 solidworks assembly angular mate

 

Save your work. Now we will make the other half of our coupling using mirror components tool. Click the button from assembly toolbar and Select the below face as the mirror plane 

67 117 solidworks assembly mirror component selection

68 117 solidworks assembly mirror component selection

 

Now from design tree select both part1 and part2 as components to mirror and click ok

69 117 solidworks assembly mirror component window

70 117 solidworks assembly mirror component done

 

Let’s insert the bolts and finish this assembly. Click on the “insert components” button in the assembly toolbar and browse for the bolts file then click in the working area to insert the bolt.

71 117 solidworks assembly insert component done

Make a concentric mate between the below faces and click ok.

72 117 solidworks assembly concentric mate

Make a distance mate between below faces and click ok.

73 117 solidworks assembly distant mate

Bring in the other bolts. We can insert the other bolts one by one but it’s not necessary we can use the circular pattern tool instead. Click circular component pattern in the assembly toolbar.

74 117 solidworks assembly circular component pattern selection

And set the parameters like below then click ok

75 117 solidworks assembly circular component pattern window

76 117 solidworks assembly circular component pattern scheme

 

Congratulations you just assembled a full gear coupling

77 117 solidworks assembly done

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