Creating planes in SOLIDWORKS

Creating planes in SOLIDWORKS

Why do you need to create planes when you can sketch on any face of your SOLIDWORKS part without it? You might not have encountered it yet but sometimes you have to insert a plane using references to create your desired shape.

Aside from sketching on a plane, there are other uses that some SOLIDWORKS command need. You can use the plane to be the reference of up to the surface when you use the boss-extrude command, it can be Continue reading

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Sketching tips in SOLIDWORKS

There are many things that you can do to simplify and increase your productivity in SOLIDWORKS sketching. When you sketch in SOLIDWORKS, you constantly use features like drawing lines and adding dimensions but there are easier ways in using these commands.


When you sketch a line and you want to add a tangent arc you typically click the arc from the command manger but there is an easier way to do it without clicking, it is called “Autotransitioning”. After Continue reading

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Mate Reference in SOLIDWORKS

Is there any way to assemble SOLIDWORKS parts in an assembly with less time and effort? When you repeatedly insert a part in an assembly, it will take so much time to assemble the parts because of multiple mates you need to add on each part and so on. You can use a feature like component patterns to insert multiple parts but they still need the effort to do so. Unlike Mate Reference, you can easily assemble a part in Continue reading

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Changing the orientation of a SOLIDWORKS Part

Have you ever created a part in SOLIDWORKS that took hours to complete with a wrong orientation? Sometimes, you don’t have enough time to consider the orientation of the part and later you decided to change it for your drawing.  You can’t easily change the orientation by editing the sketch plane of each feature and you don’t want to recreate your part because it will take so much time. There are two simple ways to change the orientation of Continue reading

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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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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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