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About creating drawing sections - A video tutorial - SolidWorks tutorial
Sometimes when creating a drawing section view, the dimensions from the Parent view cannot be transferred. Why is that?
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In this edition of Tips & Tricks we`d like to share a lesson from our newly released course "SolidWorks Update Training 2006". Take a few moments here to learn how to FORESHORTEN dimensions for easier viewing in SolidWorks 2006.(Video)
Scale Factor for Surface Area and Volume
This lesson is an exploration in the relationship between scale factor and surface area and volume in solids. In the first part students create three different areas to investigate scale factor. These sketches will then be used in the second part to generate solids. Students make use of the Section properties and Mass properties to quickly find the surface areas and volumes of the similar solids. Once students discover how scale factor affects surface area and volume, they should be able to calculate new values based upon the scale factor. Contributed by Lindy Wine, Atlanta, Georgia.
SolidWorks Sketch Picture Scaling
video on scaling imported pictures in sketch quickly
Design and Testing of an ROV Float
This lesson provides an example of the growing area of technology in underwater exploration. This class will be designing and building working ROVs to perform a number of tasks. The ROVs will be completely designed using SolidWorks and explore the Physics concepts of Buoyancy vs Ballast & Center of Gravity. Students will apply engineering principles to develop the overall design of a working ROV, multiple design concepts, and problem solving. This lesson applies the mathematical concepts of geometrical design and analysis of area and displacement. Contributed by Scott S. Dickinson, Rhode Island.
Using the 2d to 3d geometrical transitions, the kitchen cabinet represents a collection of simple geometry patterns that introduce the major components of SolidWorks. In addition, the SolidWorks Email Conversion Operation allows students to submit teacher approved projects into the student proficiency portfolio. Students are also require to create a top, front and right view on graph paper. Contributed by Al Wooton.