Modelling objects by importing coordinates from text files

SOLIDWORKS allows the creation of sketches based on coordinates from text files. Most airfoil data are presented in the form of coordinates. Having a modelling software that allows you define your sketches based on these coordinates are essential nowadays.

It is very easy to do that on SOLIDWORKS, follow these steps below and see how an airfoil blade can be generated using coordinates.

With this feature, you can extract coordinate data from a part, like a surface in SOLIDWORKS. First Continue reading

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Defining a mill-turn operation

CAMWorks is a very powerful and intuitive tool, it gives you the flexibility that you need by providing solutions for both milling and turning at the same time.

It lets you perform all these operations under one setup, thus reducing workload. CAMWorks also has an automatic feature recognition tool that assist users in identifying the machinable parts automatically and subsequently generating their respective tool paths.

I will do a simple part to demonstrate this capability in CAMWorks.

defining-a-miller-turn

defining-a-miller-turn

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TUTORIAL ON DRAWING SECTION IN SOLIDWORKS

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.
This section can be accessed in different way.
First is as you open your solidworks software click on new file and select the drawing section
 
drawing Section in solidworks
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Steps to create 2D Models in Solidworks

As three dimensional objects are modeled on solidworks. This three dimensional images can be converted into two dimension with the help of the software. This two dimensional images are referred to as engineering drawing which are 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. After selecting the drawing section the Continue reading

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tutorial on Universal joint model in SolidWorks

A universal joint is similar to a coupling and is used to transmit rotary motion between shafts that are not coaxial (lying on the same axis). With this, the angular velocity transmission is not the same therefore need for correction by introducing another universal joint at the other end of the shaft.
 
This is because interference with angular velocity transmission in a transmission system is undesirable. These types of joints are known to be found in cars. Modelling such Continue reading

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2016 Help- exploded view feature on solidworks

The exploded view is a feature on solidworks used to show all components of an assembly. This feature was designed to enable engineers to see completely inside an assembled components to know exactly where a single component is placed and what it is attached to and if rotating what direction it is to rotate.

How to make an exploded view

The exploded view is only available in the assembly section of solidworks.

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Tutorial On SOLIDWORKS inspection add-in

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.

Tutorial On Solidworks inspection add-in

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Step by step tutorial on Universal joint model

A universal joint is similar to a coupling and is used to transmit rotary motion between shafts that are not coaxial (lying on the same axis). With this, the angular velocity transmission is not the same therefore need for correction by introducing another universal joint at the other end of the shaft.

This is because interference with angular velocity transmission in a transmission system is undesirable. These types of joints are known to be found in cars. Modelling such types Continue reading

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Tutorial On CAMWorks with Solidworks

CAMWorks is a Computer Aided Manufacturing software that directly integrates itself with Solidworks once it’s installed on your pc. The CAMWorks add-in is automatically configured in the Solidworks add-in and once you click the checkbox it automatically appears on the tool bar explorer whenever you open a part.

 

Tutorial On CAMWorks with Solidworks
Tutorial On CAMWorks with Solidworks

In this demonstration we will look to machine the above part using CAMWorks.

We first have to define the stock which CAMWorks automatically does by tracing the outline of the parts. Continue reading

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