Midterm Solution Wrench
1. Set units to millimeters
2. Draw a construction line on the x-axis, and another one that cross through the ORIGIN angled down at 15o. (Add
the Smart dimension, do not fix anything).
3. Draw the top portion of the wrench head. Si
In SolidWorks, constraints define how each part of the sketch interacts with each other.
For example, constraints are used to make two lines perpendicular, or to make an arc
tangent to some other surface.
Constraining an Individual Line
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Offset one or more sketch entities, selected model edges, or model faces by a specified distance. For example, you can
offset sketch entities such as splines or arcs, sets of model edges, loops, and so on.
1. Identify the origin point and the
2. Read the engineering drawings (unit
MMGS) CAREFULLY, identify the features and the
profiles for the features (including the reference
planes for the sketches)
3. Define the reference plane, create
650:388 Computer Aided Design
1. Identify the origin point and the orientation
2. Read the engineering drawings and hints(unit MMGS) CAREFULLY, identify
the features and the profiles for the features (including the reference
Linear Pattern: Pattern along Straight Lines
Two-Directional Linear Pattern
Select Features to Pattern
Select Faces to Pattern
Have to select ALL faces around the seed object
650:388 2013 Spring Midterm Exam
Tank Truck Model
1. Identify the origin and the orientation
2. Read the engineering drawings (unit: MMGS) CAREFULLY, identify the features and the profiles for the features (including the reference
planes for the sketches)
16:650:388 2013 Fall Midterm Exam
1. No special requirement for the origin point and the orientation.
2. Read the engineering drawings (unit MMGS) CAREFULLY, identify the features and the profiles for the features (including the reference
planes for the s
Sweep requires at least TWO sketches:
Sweep with Guide Curve:
PROFILE varies with the guide curve
GUIDE CURVE must pierce through the profile
Get the guide curve before
putting on the profile
Two ways to make Spring/Th
14:650:388 Fall13 Final Exam
Please return this exam paper to the instructor with your name signed.
Isometric Exploded View
Two Extreme Positions
1. Create parts given in the next page. (40%)
2. Assemble all the parts as shown
To add the auxiliary view (VIEW A), go to the VIEW LAYOUT toolbar and press AUXILIARY VIEW.
Next, click on the edge you want to make the view from (i.e. the edge that the view will be normal to).
This projects that view up and is indi
In-Class Example #1
1. Change units to mmgs.
2. Draw both lines (1 horizontal), both arcs, and add circle. (Make sure origin is located).
*Figure now looks like:
3. Add constraint to make both lines equal.
4. Add constraint to make left endpoint of each l
Drawing Files Multiple Views
Third vs. First Angle Projection
First Angle projection is more common around Europe and Asia, but third angle projection remains the standard
in the USA and other parts of the world.
In most of the drawings we will do, we w
It is important in SolidWorks to make sure you are using the correct unit system.
Unit system can be changed by clicking TOOLS, OPTIONS. A menu will appear, and
click on the tab labeled DOCUMENT PROPERTIES. Click UNIT
Revolved Cut Example
Revolved Cut: Page 1
1. Create the following sketch on the FRONT Plane (UNITS = mm). Note the constraint
where some lines are of EQUAL length.
2. EXTRUDE this in DIRECTION 1 to a distance of 10 mm, as well as in DIRECTION 2 a
Adding the section view is quite simple. We first added in our FRONT VIEW and our ISOMETRIC VIEW.
Under the VIEW LAYOUT toolbar, we click on SECTION VIEW.
We next proceed to draw a horizontal line directly through the center of our front v
Revolve Example Light Bulb
1. Create the following sketch:
2. This sketch is open, so we can create a thin revolution (hollow object), which makes sense for a
light bulb. We could also close the sketch, which would make a solid revolution.
3. Thin revolut
Revolve Example Thumbtack
1. Create the following sketch on the front plane.
2. The revolve works differently depending on if we close the sketch or not. In the above
figure, the sketch is open (as you need a solid line, not a construction line to close t
There are many different ways to fully define this figure using only 2 constraints:
The following shows several examples.
1. Two Tangent Constraints:
2. Two Horizontal Constraints:
3. One Horizontal constraint, One tangent constraint:
Machine Shop Part
1. Set units to INCHES.
2. Create a sketch on the FRONT plane.
3. Create an infinite centerline as the x-axis. (Make sure this line is BLACK. If not, add the constraint to
make the origin and the centerline COINCIDENT).
4. Draw a circle
We are recreating HW1b, but this time by utilizing the mirror function in SolidWorks.
First create the two infinite centerlines (one serving as a horizontal axis, and another
coming up at 45o. Make sure both lines are fully defined after
Creating Drawing Files
When you finish creating your part, click File > Make Drawing From Part.
If you have not yet saved the file, SolidWorks will prompt you to do so now.
SolidWorks will ask you to choose your paper size. Generally for the parts w
Assembly Part 1
Conveyor: A Simple Example
Components Properties in an Assembly
Mates create geometric relationships between
Components are connected by mates.
Example:The Gear Box
The First Component
On the Infinite Geometry issue in WS5
Some of you have encountered an infinite geometry error message when trying to select the
guide curve for the sweep in workshop 5. I checked the files and here is my explanation to this
Checking the guide
2010 SolidWorks Help - Curve Driven Pattern PropertyManager
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Curve Driven Pattern PropertyManager
The Curve Drive Pattern PropertyManager appears when you create a ne
2016:9:14:650:388:03 (FALL, 2016) Computer Aided Design in ME
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Jersey
Professor Hae Chang Gea ([email protected])