SOLIDWORKS part reviewer behaves much like the roll back feature enabling users to see the steps used to generate a part.
The part reviewer can be found under the tools tab or directly accessed from the command window.
Looking at the tv-16 pulley shown below.
If we required to review the part to see the steps used all we need to do is access the part reviewer using the command window.
Once activated the part reviewer appears in the task pane.
Users have several options to move through.
Planetary gear drives have revolutionized the automotive industry. They are used in automatic transmissions to shift between gears.
The gear drive is connected to the engine output shaft via a torque converter which replaced the traditional clutch used in manual transmissions.
SOLIDWORKS’ modelling capability allows users to simply and easily model pipe joints. This is made possible using SOLIDWORKS surfacing techniques.
All users need to do to perform such a task is to use the extrude command, surface fill, surface loft feature in SOLIDWORKS and a sketch of the geometry of the pipe.
This feature is used to make threads on parts in solidworks. It is a new feature added to solidworks version 2016, compare to the older version of solidworks.
when making a thread we are required to draw a circle at the staring of the part and making use of the helix/spiral tool to increase the amount of revolution the circle would be on the surface of our component, and making a reference line and using the extrude swept tool to make the final shape of the thread.
Drawing section is the third section of Solidworks, it is used to make two dimensional engineering drawing for different component made in solidworks.
This section is similar to the AutoCAD software but with different features, which I think makes it easier to use compare to other CAD software’s available.
As three-dimensional objects are modeled on SOLIDWORKS. This three-dimensional images can be converted into two dimensions with the help of the software. These two-dimensional images are referred to as engineering drawing which is used to interpret the specific way a part world be made or designed in the workshop.
How to generate a two-dimensional diagram
First, we have to create a new file and select the drawing section in SOLIDWORKS.
The lofted boss/base feature in solidworks is one in which is used to make complex shape which the extrude boss/bass, revolve boss/base cannot produce.
The shapes made by this feature cannot be made on a single plane because of the complex geometry of the components.
Give the required dimention of the component with the smart dimension tool.
Next we create more plane on the workspace to achieve the total length of the fuselage .
After making the planes to the required distances need we then start drawing the shape of the components on the various plane we have made to
SOLIDWORKS inspection, an add-in inside SOLIDWORKS that helps designers’ fast-track creation of detailed drawings including features such as section views and ballooning. SOLIDWORKS inspection has two faces. We have the standalone product and the one integrated inside SOLIDWORKS. The two differ in functionality and for this particular tutorial, I will be looking at the SOLIDWORKS Inspection add-in.
We begin by enabling the SOLIDWORKS inspection add-in inside the add-ins folder.
Go ahead to create a model we can use to showcase this capability. Went with the simple model shown below.