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Learning SolidWorks / Edition 2

Learning SolidWorks / Edition 2

by Richard M. Lueptow

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ISBN-10: 0131409743

ISBN-13: 2900131409742

Pub. Date: 05/14/2003

Publisher: Peachpit Press

Learning SolidWorks is designed to get you up and running on this powerful, easy-to-use, solid-modeling package in no time. Basing its instruction on the design of a pizza cutter, this text walks you through techniques in modeling, assembly, and creation of working drawings moving from basic to more advanced design techniques. The text is heavily illustrated with


Learning SolidWorks is designed to get you up and running on this powerful, easy-to-use, solid-modeling package in no time. Basing its instruction on the design of a pizza cutter, this text walks you through techniques in modeling, assembly, and creation of working drawings moving from basic to more advanced design techniques. The text is heavily illustrated with screen captures and sample drawings and includes end-of-chapter modeling problems for further practice. Table of Contents

  1. Solids Modeling with SolidWorks
  2. Getting Started in SolidWorks
  3. Modeling Parts in SolidWorks: Revolves
  4. Modeling and Assembly: The Pizza Cutter
  5. Creating Working Drawings
  6. Modeling the Handle as a Plastic Injection Molded Part
  7. Redesigning the Handle

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Table of Contents

1Solids Modeling with SolidWorks1
1.1Constraint-Based Solids Modeling1
1.2The Nature of Solids Modeling2
2Getting Started in SolidWorks7
2.1Introduction and Reference7
2.1.1Starting SolidWorks9
2.1.2Checking the Options Settings9
2.1.3Getting Help12
2.2Modeling the Guard12
2.2.1Creating a New Part12
2.2.3Dimensioning the Sketch19
2.2.4Changing the Values of the Dimensions21
2.2.5Adding Fillets to a Sketch22
2.2.6Extruding the Cross Section23
2.2.7Viewing the Guard25
2.2.8Cutting a Hole in the Guard26
2.2.9Creating Rounds on the Corners29
2.3Modeling the Arm31
2.3.1Creating a New Part and a New Sketch32
2.3.2Sketching the Lines32
2.3.3Dimensioning the Sketch33
2.3.4Adding a Relation34
2.3.5Extruding the Arm36
2.3.6Rounding the End of the Arm37
2.3.7Adding Chamfers to the End of the Arm38
2.3.8Adding a Hole in the Arm39
2.4Modeling the Blade41
2.4.1Sketching the Blade41
2.4.2Extruding the Sketch43
2.4.3Adding a Chamfer to Form the Edge of the Blade43
2.4.4Mirroring a Feature45
2.4.5Changing the Definition of the Extrusion46
3Modeling Parts in SolidWorks: Revolves48
3.1Modeling the Cap48
3.1.1Sketching the Cap48
3.1.2Adding a Centerline50
3.1.3Revolving the Sketch51
3.2Modeling the Handle52
3.2.1Sketching the Base Feature of the Handle53
3.2.2Revolving the Cross Section54
3.2.3Sketching and Cutting a Single Groove56
3.2.4Modeling More Grooves: Inserting a Linear Pattern59
3.2.5Modeling the Rectangular Hole61
3.2.6Modeling the Circular Hole62
3.2.7Adding the Finishing Touches to the Handle64
3.2.8Changing the Color of the Handle65
3.3Modeling the Rivet67
3.3.1Creating Arcs68
3.3.2Drawing the Rest of the Sketch69
3.3.3Revolving the Sketch71
3.3.4Reopening the Sketch and Adding Dimensions71
3.3.5Rounding the Bottom of the Rivet74
4Modeling an Assembly: The Pizza Cutter76
4.1Modeling the Cutter Sub-Assembly76
4.1.1Creating a New Assembly Document77
4.1.2Bringing the Rivet into the Sub-Assembly78
4.1.3Bringing the Arm into the Assembly and Orienting It79
4.1.4Adding a Concentric Mate80
4.1.5Adding a Coincident Mate82
4.1.6Assembling the Blade83
4.1.7Assembling the Second Arm84
4.1.8Adding a Parallel Mate85
4.2Modeling the Pizza Cutter Assembly86
4.2.1Creating a New Assembly and Inserting the Handle86
4.2.2Assembling the Cap86
4.2.3Assembling the Guard88
4.2.4Hiding an Object89
4.2.5Inserting the Sub-Assembly into the Assembly89
4.2.6Showing the Guard and Finishing the Assembly91
4.3Checking the Assembly for Interference93
4.3.1Checking for Interference Volumes93
4.3.2Opening a Sketch Within the Guard94
4.3.3Creating the Rectangular Hole95
4.3.4Adding Equations to Dimensions96
4.3.5Rebuilding the Pizza Cutter Assembly with the New Guard97
4.4Creating an Exploded View of the Assembly98
4.4.1Exploding the Cutter Sub-Assembly from the Handle99
4.4.2Exploding an Arm101
4.4.3Exploding the Other Components101
5Creating Working Drawings104
5.1Detail Drawings in SolidWorks104
5.2Editing a Drawing Sheet Format105
5.2.1Creating a New Drawing Document105
5.2.2Checking the Options Settings107
5.2.3The Drawing Environment108
5.2.4Modifying the Format's Text110
5.2.5Modifying the Lines of the Sheet Format112
5.3Creating a Drawing of the Arm114
5.3.1Placing Orthographic Views114
5.3.2Adding a Named View116
5.3.3Adjusting the Views on the Sheet116
5.3.4Adding Dimensions to Orthographic Views117
5.3.5Modifying a Dimension's Text121
5.3.6Specifying Tolerances123
5.3.7Changing Dimensions in Both the Drawing and the Part124
5.4Creating a Drawing of the Pizza Cutter Assembly125
5.4.1Setting Up the Pizza Cutter Drawing125
5.4.2Adding Orthographic and Isometric Views to the Drawing127
5.4.3Adding a Section View127
5.4.4Adding a Detail View130
5.4.5Adding Numbers to the Components of the Assembly130
5.4.6Adding a Bill of Materials132
6Modeling the Handle as a Plastic Injection-Molded Part136
6.1The Design of the Plastic Injection-Molded Handle137
6.2Shelling the Handle and Adding Assembly Holes139
6.2.1Creating a New Part From the Existing Handle139
6.2.2Cutting the Solid Handle in Half140
6.2.3Shelling the Handle142
6.2.4Removing the Rectangular-Cut Feature144
6.2.5Rolling Back the Model145
6.2.6Creating a Plane146
6.2.7Modeling the Counterbores147
6.2.8Modeling the Through Holes148
6.2.9Modeling the Tap Holes Using the Simple Hole Feature150
6.2.10Reverting to the Shelled Model153
6.3Adding Ribs to the Handle154
6.3.1Creating the First Rib156
6.3.2Creating the Sketch of the Lower Ribs157
6.3.3Creating the Lower Ribs159
6.3.4Creating a Rib with Draft159
6.4Adding Sweeps to the Handle161
6.4.1Creating the Boss Sweep Path162
6.4.2Creating the Boss Sweep Profile164
6.4.3Creating the Boss Sweep Feature165
6.4.4Creating the Cut Sweep Path166
6.4.5Creating the Cut Sweep Profile166
6.4.6Adding the Rectangular Hole168
6.5Using SmartMates to Assemble the Handle Halves169
6.5.1Setting Up the Assembly Document169
6.5.2Changing the Color of the Second Shelled Handle170
6.5.3Creating a Coincident Mate Using SmartMates171
6.5.4Adding the Concentric Mates172
6.5.5Finishing the Handle Assembly174
7Redesigning the Handle177
7.1Creating the Handle's Base Feature Using a Loft178
7.1.1Setting Up the Document and Customizing the Interface179
7.1.2Creating the First Profile Sketch181
7.1.3Creating the Second Profile Sketch182
7.1.4Creating the First Guide Curve Using a Spline185
7.1.5Constraining the Spline187
7.1.6Creating the Second Guide Curve188
7.1.7Creating the Loft Feature189
7.1.8Modeling the Rounded End Using a Dome Feature191
7.1.9Modeling the Circular Hole192
7.2Creating the Flanged End Using a Surface193
7.2.1Creating a Radiated Surface193
7.2.2Knitting Two Surfaces194
7.2.3Thickening the Knitted Surface196
7.2.4Filleting the Thickened Surface196
7.2.5The Measure Tool198
7.2.6Adding a Large Fillet between the Loft and the Flange199
7.2.7The Mass Properties Dialog Box200
7.3Creating a Configuration of the Handle with Engraved Text201
7.3.1Adding a Configuration to the Model of the Handle201
7.3.2Creating the Text Sketch202
7.3.3Engraving the Text into the Handle205
7.3.4Changing the Color of the Cut-Extrude Feature206
7.3.5Modifying a Configuration Dimension207
7.4Assembling the Handle and Cutter Sub-Assembly208
7.4.1Setting up the Assembly Document208
7.4.2Mating the Cutter Sub-Assembly with the Handle208
7.4.3Modeling the Rectangular Hole Using the Cavity Feature211
7.4.4Changing the Handle's Configuration in the Assembly Document213

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