Modelling an IC in Solidworks

Integrated circuits form integral parts of CPU’s. They are made of a silicon semiconductor crystal, called a chip, containing electronic components for constructing digital gates.
 
The chip is mounted and connections welded to external pins forming the IC. From the description, we can see that the IC is made of two parts, the external pins, and the chip. I will model these two components then assemble them.
 
We begin by modelling the pins. Create a new part and define a sketch on the front plane.
 

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Extrude the sketch over 0.05 inches (1.27 mm)
 
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Sketch as shown below to perform modifications on the front part of the component. Follow this with an extruded cut to cut away the material.
 
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Use the mirror tool to create an identical piece with a different orientation to the one shown above.
 
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Delete the other half body.
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Next, we create the chip. Create a new part and set a sketch on the top plane.
 
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Once you are done, your part should look like the one below. We can then define the position of the slots for the pins on the chip.
 
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Define your sketch as so to create the slots.
 
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Then using extrude cut, extrude it over a 0.075 in (1.905 mm) in length. Use mirror pattern to create this slots on the opposite face.
 
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Now we can begin assembling the pins on the chip. Create a new assembly.
 
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Insert the components onto the assembly then begin setting up the constraints.
 
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Use a linear pattern to duplicate the results.
 
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Use the mirror component to duplicate the results on the opposite face.
 
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Your IC model is now complete. You can then engrave the IC model name on the top face and adjust the color of the chip and pins.
 
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