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c01-solidworks-2006-eval - Chapter 1 Drawing Sketches for...

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Chapter 1 Drawing Sketches for Solid Models After completing this chapter, you will be able to: • Understand the requirement of the sketching environment. • Open a new part document. • Understand various terms used in the sketching environment. • Work with various sketching tools. • Use the drawing display tools. • Delete the sketched entities. Learning Objectives c01-solidworks-2006-eval.p65 9/8/2005, 2:28 PM 1
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1-2 SolidWorks for Designers (Evaluation Copy SW009/005) THE SKETCHING ENVIRONMENT Most products designed using SolidWorks are a combination of sketched, placed, and derived features. The placed and derived features are created without drawing a sketch, but the sketched features require a sketch to be drawn first. Generally, the base feature of any design is a sketched feature and is created using a sketch. Therefore, while creating any design, the first and foremost point is to draw the sketch for the base feature. Once you have drawn the sketch, you can convert it into the base feature and then add the other sketched, placed, and derived features to complete the design. In this chapter, you will learn to create the sketch for the base feature using various sketcher entities. In general terms, a sketch is defined as the basic contour for the feature. For example, consider a spanner shown in Figure 1-1. This spanner consists of a base feature, a cut feature, a mirror feature (cut on the back face), fillets, and an extruded text feature. The base feature of this spanner is shown in Figure 1-2. It is created using a single sketch drawn on the Front Plane , as shown in Figure 1-3. This sketch is drawn in the sketching environment using various sketching tools. Therefore, to draw the sketch of the base feature, you first need to invoke the sketching environment where you will draw the sketch. Note Once you are conversant with various options of SolidWorks, you can also use a derived feature or a derived part as the base feature. The sketching environment of SolidWorks can be invoked any time in the Part mode or Assembly mode. You just have to specify that you want to draw the sketch of a feature and then select the plane on which you want to draw the sketch. Note You will learn how to invoke the sketching environment in SolidWorks 2006 later in this chapter. Figure 1-1 Solid model of a spanner c01-solidworks-2006-eval.p65 9/8/2005, 2:28 PM 2
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Drawing Sketches for Solid Models 1-3 Evaluation Chapter. Do not copy. Visit www.cadcim.com for details STARTING A NEW SESSION OF SolidWorks 2006 To start a new session of SolidWorks 2006, choose Start > Programs > SolidWorks 2006 SP0.0 > SolidWorks 2006 SP0.0 from the Start menu or double-click on the SolidWorks 2006 SP0.0 icon placed on the desktop of your computer; the SolidWorks 2006 window will be displayed. If you are starting SolidWorks application for the first time after installing it, the Welcome to SolidWorks dialog box will also be displayed, as shown in Figure 1-4. This
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