Working with planes in SOLIDWORKS

One very useful skill to have when working in SOLIDWORKS is working with planes. These set of skills comes in handy when working on parts that require you to insert planes in absurd orientations.

Knowing your way around setting up of planes, therefore, becomes a necessary skill. In this demo, I will be taking you through how to work with planes.
Go into SOLIDWORKS and create a new sketch.

This prompts you to select one of the pre-existing planes so Continue reading

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Modelling a golf ball in SOLIDWORKS

Because of SOLIDWORKS superior modelling techniques, then a number of parts with complex shapes is possible. In this particular tutorial, I will be taking you through how to model a Golf ball in SOLIDWORKS.

First, we need to create the dome-like structure representing the golf ball.

Next, we create one of the golf ball holes with which we will be able to create a pattern of.

Do a revolved cut to create the hole. We then create our reference geometry Continue reading

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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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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

Go ahead to create a model we can use to 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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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.

 

camworks with solidworks1
camworks with solidworks2

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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