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Introduction to SolidWorks. Select File. Part Modeling. Select File  New  Part (already selected – highlighted blue ). Sketcher Layout. Select Sketch and choose Sketch (2D). Start Sketching. Sketch tools. Part manager, keeps track of all your work (modeling). Principal planes.

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introduction to solidworks
Introduction to SolidWorks

Select File

Introduction to Engineering – E10

part modeling
Part Modeling

Select File  New  Part (already selected – highlighted blue)

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sketcher layout
Sketcher Layout

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Select Sketch and choose Sketch (2D)

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start sketching
Start Sketching

Sketch tools

Part manager, keeps track of all your work (modeling)

Principal planes

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Draw using the sketch tools

Feedback from sketcher, vertical and horizontal

Origin (0,0)


Make sure the new line snaps to the end of the previous line (indicated by the large circle). Do not guess the location

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assigning units
Assigning Units

To assign units, select Tools and then Options

Select Document Properties, Units andchoose the Unit system desired

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To dimension, select Smart Dimension, click on the line, drag to a desired location, click again and enter value

To edit dimension, double click the value and enter the new value

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making a solid from the sketch
Making a Solid from the Sketch

Exit sketch

Right click for other option like dimensioning

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Select Features

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Extrusion, select Blind and assign a thickness

Select thickness

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Hollowing out as you Extrude


Thin feature in Extrusion

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Revolve, select axis of rotation and amount of rotation

Select a line to revolve about

Select the Revolve option

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To make a hole at the top, select Sketch, select top surface and draw a circle

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Select Extruded Cut option

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f eatures

Fillet (round edges)

Feature Menu

Pattern (circular and linear

Applied features, no need for a sketch

Solid making commands, a two dimensional sketch is needed

Extrude – create (unite or join)

Sweep – create (unite or join)

Extrude – cut (subtract)

Sweep – cut (subtract)

Revolve– create (unite or join)

Loft (sweep and blend)– create (unite or join)

Revolve – cut (subtract)

Loft (sweep and blend – cut (subtract)

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display menu
Display Menu

Displays the previous view

Zooms the model to fit the screen

Display style

Shaded view with edges shown

Zooms to a specified area by opening a window

Shaded view

Scrolls the view, Pan

Solid not shaded

Solid with hidden lines shown


To rotate the model on the screen: hold the middle mouse button down and move the mouse

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