We need to model a part, but how do we get started? We need to think about what we are going to sketch and what kinds of tools we can use to get everything designed and a 2D drawing created. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
We are going to start modeling a sample part, but we need to learn the basics of starting a part, starting a sketch, and what entities we can sketch.
When we are sketching, we need to learn about relationships and how dimensioning can help us go from an under defined sketch to a fully defined sketch.
We will have features that add material and remove material.
Once we are done, we will look at creating a 2D drawing with a front, top, right and isometric view.
Learn Part Modeling in SOLIDWORKS today!
Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
What is SOLIDWORKS?
SOLIDWORKS is a 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software for product design engineering. It helps to simulate physical behaviors and properties of all kinds of product designs.
What is part modeling?
Part modeling is the process of creating a virtual prototype of something by modeling each individual part separately, which can then all be assembled together to create the model of the final product. Think of all of the different parts of a car engine for example.
What will I learn in this course?
In this course you will learn about basic part modeling using SOLIDWORKS. Some of the main topics that are covered include:
Creating your part with design intent
Starting a sketch properly
Automatic relations and cursor feedback
Removing material, fillets, and holes
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of part modeling in SOLIDWORKS. Aspiring product design engineers will find this course especially useful.
Are there prerequisites to this course?
Nope! All you need is the desire to learn about SOLIDWORKS part modeling and hopefully a bit of an imagination.
Tony Riggs is an Elite Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. He received a BSME from the University of Tulsa and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years.