Lab 13 - Assemblies

Lab 13 - Assemblies - ME123: SOLIDWORKS LAB Winter 2010

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M M E E 1 1 2 2 3 3 : : S OLID W ORKS L AB Winter 2010 https://catalysttools.washington.edu/workspace/jhjones/9351/ Assemblies: Once all your parts have been made, you can combine them into a working assembly. Assembly files give you the capability of assembling the parts you have created, putting the parts together as if you were actually building the assembly in real life. Set-up: c Open a new file and select the assemblies file. c The first part needs to be placed on the Assembly file origin m Pull down: View > Origins m By placing the first part on the origin, you line up the Front/Top/Right planes with those in the Assembly file. This part is now “Fixed” in space. c Insert the rest of the files as needed. c Change the colors of each individual part so as to better distinguish between them. Mates: Mates reduce the degrees of freedom (ability to move and rotate) of each part. They are very simple to add; adding mates is similar to adding
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Lab 13 - Assemblies - ME123: SOLIDWORKS LAB Winter 2010

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