Creating Functional Threads in SOLIDWORKS

If your threaded part needs to fit with another threaded component, this course will help you prevent costly, time consuming mistakes. The course is focused on SOLIDWORKS, but the methods and references used apply to any CAD program. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2016.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 22, 2016
Duration
2h 49m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 22, 2016
Duration
2h 49m
Description

Having confidence that generating threaded components that will fit with other threaded components can be challenging. In this course, Creating Functional Threads in SOLIDWORKS, you'll see what steps you can take to gain that confidence. First, you'll see some specifications and definitions of thread standards. Next, you will learn to use reference data and tables to create threaded CAD models. Then, you'll learn ways to finish the ends of your thread and how to inspect the model. After this course, you'll know where to locate thread specifications and how to build a threaded model that is ready to be built as a physical part. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2016.

About the author
About the author

Adam is the lead Designer for a prototyping company. He works daily with SOLIDWORKS and other CAD applications to create components for evaluation and production. With a diverse background in CAD, reverse engineering, laser scanning, design, 3D printing, and production, he is sure to have some ideas for your next project.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Adam Snow and welcome to my course Functional Threads in SOLIDWORKS. I am the lead designer at Applied Rapid Technologies in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I've used SOLIDWORKS professionally for nearly 2 decades to design products ranging from aquatic habitats to toothbrushes. I'm also president of the Fredericksburg SOLIDWORKS users group. The demos for this course are in SOLIDWORKS, but you'll find the content on helical threads and their standards is equally useful in whichever design software you use. This course is going to make you confident at generating threaded parts that need to fit correctly with other threaded components. Some of the major topics that will be covered include the definitions and specifications of thread standards, creating threads manually versus automatically with the thread feature, ways to finish the ends of your thread with vanish threads, and methods to inspect your work before building physical parts. By the end of this course you'll know when to add helical threads to your model, where to locate thread specifications, and how to use those standards to build a threaded model you'll feel confident about threading into another component. Before beginning this course you should be familiar with you favorite design software. I'll be using SOLIDWORKS, but I'm confident you'll be able to follow along with a similar program. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn helical threads with the Functional Threads in SOLIDWORKS course at Pluralsight.