106 solidworks motionstudy

free solidworks tutorial-motion study

type : tutorial ebook - PDF

whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks motion study

target feature of tutotrial: solidworks motion study

features used in tutorial:

  • solidworks sketch
  • solidworks boss-extrude
  • solidworks refrence geometry
  • solidworks shell
  • solidworks cut extrude
  • solidworks assembly tools

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

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Here we are going to make an assembly and apply solidworks motion study on it. It’s a lot of fun so come with me. Just be aware that I won’t cover solidworks basic issues here so I suppose that you know how to create a sketch, extrude a sketch etc … but if you don’t know the basics I recommend you visit the solidworks beginner tutorials first.

In order to make our assembly we need some parts so first design these parts. They are easy to compose so don’t be lazy and complete your lesson. Here I assumed that you know the basic of solidworks 3d design and I just guide you with some pictures to know the dimensions . ready?!

Crankshaft

Open a new sketch and begin with this circle:

1 106 solidworks motion study tutorial

Now extrude it :

2 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft 3 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft

Open a sketch at the end of the shaft and draw a circle again:

4 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft

Extrude it:

5 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft 6 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft

Create the other end of the shaft like this :

7 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft 8 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft

Save your crankshaft:

9 106 solidworks motion study tutorial crankshaft

Cylinder:

Open a sketch and extrude this circle:

10 106 solidworks motion study tutorial cylinder 11 106 solidworks motion study tutorial cylinder

Make a shell:

12 106 solidworks motion study tutorial cylinder 13 106 solidworks motion study tutorial cylinder

Save the cylinder:

14 106 solidworks motion study tutorial cylinder

Piston:

Extrude this circle:

15 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston 16 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston

Open a sketch on right plane and draw the extruded rectangle:

17 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston 18 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston

Mirror it about the front plane:

19 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston

finish the piston design . draw a circle and extrude it like below.

20 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston 21 106 solidworks motion study tutorial piston

Connecting rod:

Create this sketch:

22 106 solidworks motion study tutorial rod

Then extrude it:

23 106 solidworks motion study tutorial rod 24 106 solidworks motion study tutorial rod

Create the assembly:

We want to apply motion study on this assembly so we should make the precisely mated assembly. Do it just like me and there will be no problem. Open a new assembly design and insert the cylinder part first:

25 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Now bring the piston in. now it’s time to make our first mates between piston and cylinder. Mate the right plane of piston to the right plane of the cylinder:

26 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 27 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Now mate the outside surface of the piston to the inside surface of the cylinder:

28 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 29 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Remember to save your assembly at least every two minutes. Now bring the connector rod to the game and make a concentric mate between these surfaces: 

30 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 31 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Now get the connector rod to the middle of the piston shaft by this mate:

32 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 33 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Only one more part left. Insert the crankshaft into the assembly and apply this mate:

34 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 35 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Now specify the distance by this mate:

36 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 37 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

The last mate , from “view” menu activate the temporary axis and apply this mate:

38 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly 39 106 solidworks motion study tutorial assembly

Ok, now we are ready to create our motion study. There is small tab on the lower left corner named “motion study” click on it then you must see this:

40 106 solidworks motion study tutorial window

Click on the motor icon for defining a motor:

41 106 solidworks motion study tutorial motor

Specify motor characteristics just like below:

42 106 solidworks motion study tutorial motor type 43 106 solidworks motion study tutorial motor speed 44 106 solidworks motion study tutorial motor speed

Drag the timeline to 8 sec:

44 106 solidworks motion study tutorial timeline

Now click on the play and enjoy the show. That’s it, you’ve done it.

45 106 solidworks motion study tutorial play

If you made all the assembly mates exactly as I mentioned then the crankshaft will return making the piston go up and down inside the cylinder. I hope you like this simple tutorial. You have just designed a very simple combustion engine drive. 

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