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Designing a Windmill Tower from Photo Reference in SolidWorks

by Chris Scarlett

Throughout this SolidWorks tutorial we'll discuss how to utilize an in-context assembly design approach. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2014 and higher.

What you'll learn

Throughout this SolidWorks tutorial we'll discuss how to utilize an in-context assembly design approach. This uses a sketch part on top of the feature manager tree to drive all of the parts and their associated features within the assembly. By the end of this SolidWorks training, you'll find it easy to create and manage generalized modeling relationships and modifications with fast updates and less opportunity for errors. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2014 and higher.

About the author

Chris Scarlett is a teacher and designer with 14 years of experience in Computer Aided Design program at various schools, a regional engineering firm, and for many of his own clients. He is extremely proficient in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture and SolidWorks. Many of his students describe their experiences in his project oriented classes as being efficient, effective and productive. A leader in his department at Central Washington University in "flipping" his teaching methods, he posts his classro... more

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