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Mating Parts To Create Assemblies - SolidWorks tutorial
SolidWorks has a simple, yet powerful mating feature. It is used for joining parts in an assembly and simulating how they fit together and move together. The picture of the engine above shows an intricate assembly. This tutorial will cover the most basic mates that we will use to simulate simple mechanical systems.
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Solidworks For The Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns And Notches
Editorial Review Holes, patterns, and cutouts occur frequently in sheet metal parts and their creation is crucial to modeling these parts. "SolidWorks for the Sheet Metal Guy - Course 2: Hole Patterns and Notches" shows numerous methods to create the commonly used holes, punching shapes, and patterns. Learn how to create line, grid, arc, and BHC patterns. Maintain design intent of a hole pattern using a Fill Pattern. Learn how to use and customize the SolidWorks Design Library, allowing you to create and use standard shapes and even your own forming tools and special shapes for use on all your SolidWorks sheet metal parts.
Taming Rotation In Solidworks Part Ii
As we all know it is possible to rotate your model by using the middle wheel button on your mouse. You just hold it down like a button (don't roll it) & move your mouse. The problem is when rotating while zoomed in to a particular model detail you may loose what is on your screen upon rotate. Last newsletter / tech tip we described how to rotate the model about the center of the screen. This time we learn how to do this using only the mouse!
Fundamental Concepts Of Sheet Metal Design In Solidworks
There are many different methods which sheet metal designers and shops employ to determine the flat length of sheet stock which will give desired dimensions on the finished bent part. Some of these methods are simply "rules of thumb" which individuals use based on experience. Often these rules of thumb relate to the material type and thickness, bend radius and angle, machine type, process speeds, and more.
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