114 solidworks surface

free solidworks tutorial-surface

type : tutorial ebook - PDF

whats in for audience: lesson to exercise solidworks surface

target feature of tutotrial: solidworks surface

features used in tutorial:

  • solidworks sketch
  • solidworks surface loft
  • solidworks refrence geometry
  • solidworks surface extrude

difficulty level: advanced

provided by: SolidWorksAdvisor (SWA)

price: free solidworks tutorial PDF book

 

 

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solidworks tutorial-surface

You will create this headphone cap during the tutorial : 

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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 you can visit the solidworks beginner tutorials page.

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 from some other source you are robbed .now go ahead and start designing with me my friend . 

What we use to accomplish this model :

1-Sketch

  • Circle
  • Centerline

2-Plane

3-surface

  • Extrude
  • Loft
  • Revolve

Creating this model is very funny so do it with enthusiasm . before we strat . take another at the model and think about it . if you want to be a good designer you should understand the models . everybody can see the curves and surfaces but a designer should see the relations too . as a designer you should answer these questions to yourself:

What is the most important feature of this product?

Where dose it interact with other parts or products?!

What is the material?!

What is the manufacturing process?!

And all of these questions leads to a primary question:

From where should I start?!

Ok…can you answer these questions about the model?!

I’ll tell you . these are the most important factors to select a starting point:

  • Consider simplicity of design
  • Consider the future changes of the model
  • Consider the symmetry of the model
  • Consider the relations between various sections of the model

By considering all of these factors I have selected a starting point which you’ll see . you can do it in different ways and see what will happen . ok…let’s get to it .

Open a sketch on front plane and draw a circle like this:

2 114 solidworks surface tutorial sketch

Extrude it by” extruded surface” on surface toolbar :

3 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface extrude 4 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface extrude

We use “lofted surface for the next section and for that we need a new plane and a new sketch so define our new plane:

5 114 solidworks surface tutorial plane 6 114 solidworks surface tutorial plane

Draw the sketch on plane1 :

7 114 solidworks surface tutorial sketch

We use “lofted surface” to connect the new sketch :

8 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft 9 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft

If your result is different , just manipulate the green connector points to get the desired shape . what is the next step ?! take another look at the model ,we need another loft so define a new plane :

10 114 solidworks surface tutorial plane2 11 114 solidworks surface tutorial plane2

Draw this sketch on plane2 :

12 114 solidworks surface tutorial sketch

Make another loft to create the new surface :

13 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft 14 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft

Lets take a look at what we’ve done by now : 

15 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft

The final model is emerging more on every step ,so do you know how we should take the next step?! Think about before I say . yes the answer is another loft so sketch this circle on plane1 :

16 114 solidworks surface tutorial sketch

If you loft the sketch to the edge of the last surface that we created it would be a straight lofted surface , but we want some curvature on the surface this time so we need guide curves on this one . draw these guide curves on right plane in two separated sketches .

17 114 solidworks surface tutorial spline 18 114 solidworks surface tutorial spline

Use spline for the guide curves . I didn’t need to fully define them but you can do that if you like . just define each point precisely and then spline would be fully defined . Make the loft just be careful , this time we have some more settings :

19 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft 20 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft

Now just the outer edge is left to do . lets give the loft up for a while and do an extrude for the next step . we need a new sketch to extrude but this time we don’t draw anything , just open a new sketch on plane1 and make the following circle by “convert entities” .

21 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft

Now extrude it .this time we have drafting angle option on :

22 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface extrude 23 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface extrude

Lets do something new and use the “revolved surface” for the next step . like any other feature we need a sketch for revolved surface so draw the sketch on the outer edge of the model on the right plane :

24 114 solidworks surface tutorial sketch

And revolve it :

25 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface revolve 26 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface revolve

Ok…the end is near . just another loft left to do so define a new plane for our new sketch :

27 114 solidworks surface tutorial plane 28 114 solidworks surface tutorial plane

Now sketch the circle on the new plane:

29 114 solidworks surface tutorial sketch

We are going to make our last loft . do it just like the following picture and you’re done .

30 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft 31 114 solidworks surface tutorial surface loft

Congratulation…you have done it . 

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