112 solidworks loft

free solidworks tutorial-loft

type : tutorial ebook - PDF

whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks loft

target feature of tutotrial: solidworks loft

features used in tutorial:

  • solidworks sketch
  • solidworks shell
  • solidworks refrence geometry
  • solidworks helix spiral
  • solidworks revolve
  • solidworks fillet
  • solidworks sweep

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

price: free solidworks tutorial PDF book

 

 

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solidworks tutorial-loft

You will create this container during the tutorial :

1 112 solidworks loft 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 tutorials first.

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 purchased it you are robbed .now go ahead and start designing with me my friend .

What we use to accomplish this model :

  • Plane
  • Sketch , line , spline , circle , ellipse , centerline
  • Loft
  • Revolve
  • Fillet
  • Shell
  • Sweep

First of all examine the body of the picture . can you see the sections that we need to create a loft ?! see the bellow picture :

2 112 solidworks loft tutorial

This is the main frame of the body that we are going to create . as you can see these sketches are in different planes so first of all we will create those planes .use the reference geometry button –in features tab- and select plane to define the following planes :

Plane1 :

3 112 solidworks loft plane1 4 112 solidworks loft plane2

Palne2:

5 112 solidworks loft plane3 6 112 solidworks loft plane3

Plane3:

7 112 solidworks loft plane3 8 112 solidworks loft plane3 

Now create these sketches on the planes . sketch1 on the top plane :

9 112 solidworks loft sketch1

Sketch2 on plane1 :

10 112 solidworks loft sketch2

Sketch3 on plane2:

11 112 solidworks loft sketch3

Sketch4 on plane3 :

12 112 solidworks loft sketch4

Sketch5 on front plane:

13 112 solidworks loft sketch5

Sketch6 on front plane:

14 112 solidworks loft sketch6

No join the sections by loft :

15 112 solidworks loft loft 16 112 solidworks loft loft

Sketch on the front plane for revolve:

17 112 solidworks loft sketch 18 112 solidworks loft sketch

Revolve this sketch:

19 112 solidworks loft revolve 20 112 solidworks loft revolve

Now we have this model:

21 112 solidworks loft

We are going to shell this model in next step so it’s better to fillet the sharp edges now :

22 112 solidworks loft fillet 23 112 solidworks loft fillet

Fillet these edges too:

24 112 solidworks loft fillet 25 112 solidworks loft fillet

Now we are ready to shell the part :

26 112 solidworks loft shell 27 112 solidworks loft shell

We are almost done.just one more step left . we create a sweep for the head . for the sweep we need two sketches – path and profile – first draw the profile on the front plane :

28 112 solidworks loft sketch

For the path we need a spiral around the neck of the model and to achieve that we need to create a circle first :

29 112 solidworks loft sketch

Now go for the insert>curve>helix/spiral and select the circle you just draw and create a spiral like this:

30 112 solidworks loft helix spiral 31 112 solidworks loft helix spiral

Now sweep the rectangle along the spiral :

32 112 solidworks loft sweep 33 112 solidworks loft done

Congratulations. you just complete this tutorial .

33 112 solidworks loft done

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