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2. Solidworks Tutorials: Beginner Table of contentswww.solidworkstutorials.comTable of contentsBeginner Part 1: My First Solid 1 The big picture how SolidWorks works, it starts with a simple editable sketch. From this sketch a feature build the solid. From this solid it produces drawing...Beginner Part 2: Sketching 10 Sketch is the base of your part, its a good practice to master sketching in SolidWorks...Beginner Part 3: Turning Parts 23 Some parts such as pins and shafts can be manufacture by turning process on lathe machine, we can create turning part by revolving it sketch on it axis...Beginner Part 4: Hole Wizard 30 Hole Wizard is used for creating predefined and standard holes such as counter bore hole, counter sunk hole, screw clearance hole and many more...Beginner Part 5: Pattern 40 Pattern (or some called array) is used to repeat features in linear arrangement or circular arrangement. Its good to know how to optimize these tool, it help you make your part faster and easier...Beginner Part 6: Assembly Parts 60 Assembly is a part of design process, it show how all designed parts work together as a single unit...Beginner Part 7: Detailing Drawing 80 Once solid parts created we need to transfer it to engineering drawing so the others can understand your partsSolidworks Tutorials: Beginner Table of contents ii 3. Beginner Part 1: My First Solid www.solidworkstutorials.comBeginner Part 1: My First SolidThe big picture how SolidWorks works, it starts with a simpleeditable sketch. From this sketch a feature build the solid. Fromthis solid it produces drawing... Lets begin your first solid...1. Click New , click Part, OK.2. Click Front Plane, insert sketch on plane by click Sketch.In this tutorial you will make this 3.Click Sketch, clickbracket, start from sketch and buildfeatures. Corner Rectangular . Start first point at origin and click another point at top right side.4. Click Smart Dimension , click top edge set dimension to 3in and click right edge set dimension to 2in.Beginner Part 1: My First Solid1 4. Beginner Part 1: My First Solid www.solidworkstutorials.com5. To build features, click Extruded Boss/Base , set D1 to 0.10inand .Beginner Part 1: My First Solid2 5. Beginner Part 1: My First Solid www.solidworkstutorials.com6. Click on front face of the part, click Normal To.7. Click Circle, sketch circle on face . Click Smart Dimension, click circle edge and set diameter to 0.6in. For circle positioning click circle edge and vertical part edge set to 0.5in. Click circle edge again and click horizontal part edge set to 0.5in.Beginner Part 1: My First Solid3 6. Beginner Part 1: My First Solid www.solidworkstutorials.com8. Click Extruded Cut , change Direction 1 to Through All and.Beginner Part 1: My First Solid 4 7. Beginner Part 1: My First Solidwww.solidworkstutorials.com9. Click on front face and select Sketch. Select Corner Rectangularsketch rectangular from top right edge to center.10. Click Smart Dimension, set rectangulardimension to 2in and 1in.Beginner Part 1: My First Solid 5 8. Beginner Part 1: My First Solidwww.solidworkstutorials.com ClickExtruded Cut and select Through All and.11. Click on front face and select Sketch . ClickCorner Rectangularand sketch rectangular startform bottom left edge to right edge.Beginner Part 1: My First Solid6 9. Beginner Part 1: My First Solid www.solidworkstutorials.comClick Smart Dimension and set rectangular height to 0.1in.12. Click Extruded Boss/Base set Direction 1 to 0.5inand. Click Display Style and select Isometric.Beginner Part 1: My First Solid7 10. Beginner Part 1: My First Solidwww.solidworkstutorials.com13. Click Fillet , check Full previewadd fillet to all edgesBeginner Part 1: My First Solid 8 11. Beginner Part 1: My First Solidwww.solidworkstutorials.com and .14. Save the part as Bracket and youre done! Simple isntit? Go to table of contents Go to beginning of chapter tutorial Go to www.solidworkstutorials.comBeginner Part 1: My First Solid9 12. Beginner Part 2: Sketchingwww.solidworkstutorials.comBeginner Part 2: SketchingSketch is the base of your part, its a good practice to mastersketching in SolidWorks...1. Click New , click Part , OK.2. Click Front Plane, insert sketch on plane by click Sketch.In this tutorial you will make thisbox, start from sketch and buildfeatures. Youll learn how to usesketch tools to build this part.3. Click Sketch, click Corner Rectangular . Start first point at origin and click another point at top right side.4. Click Smart Dimension , click top edge set dimension to 2in and click right edge set dimension to 2in.Beginner Part 2: Sketching 10 13. Beginner Part 2: Sketching www.solidworkstutorials.com 5. To build features, click Features>Extruded Boss/Base, set D1 to 0.50inand.Beginner Part 2: Sketching 11 14. Beginner Part 2: Sketching www.solidworkstutorials.com 6. Click on front face of the part, click Normal To. 7. Click on front face and click Sketch.Beginner Part 2: Sketching 12 15. Beginner Part 2: Sketchingwww.solidworkstutorials.com 8. Click Offset Entities, set to 0.1in and checkReverse box and . 9. Click Extruded Cut, change D1 to 0.4in.Beginner Part 2: Sketching13 16. Beginner Part 2: Sketching www.solidworkstutorials.com 10. Click on side face, click Sketch. 11. While pressing Ctrl key select inner left and right edge. Click Convert Entities. 12. Select Centerline from line menu, sketch a centerline midpoint to midpoint of both convertedBeginner Part 2: Sketching 14 17. Beginner Part 2: Sketchingwww.solidworkstutorials.com edges. 13. Click sketched centerline and click Offset Entities.Beginner Part 2: Sketching15 18. Beginner Part 2: Sketchingwww.solidworkstutorials.com Set Parameter, D to 0.3in check Bi-directional and. 14. Now click Trim Entitiesto remove excess line, before make any cut make sure under option Trim to closest is selected.Trim extra line as below sketch. Answers Yes if notification appear. 15. Click View Orientation>Isometric. 16. Click Features>Extruded Boss/Base, for Direction 1, click Reverse Direction (green box) and set D1 to 0.1in.Beginner Part 2: Sketching 16 19. Beginner Part 2: Sketching www.solidworkstutorials.com and .Beginner Part 2: Sketching 17 20. Beginner Part 2: Sketchingwww.solidworkstutorials.com 17. Click on front face and click Normal To. 18. Click on front face and click Sketch.Beginner Part 2: Sketching18 21. Beginner Part 2: Sketching www.solidworkstutorials.com 19. Click Circle, sketch circle at left edge. 20. Click Smart Dimension, dimension sketch as below sketch. 21. Click on sketched circle, click Copy Entities.Set delta xBeginner Part 2: Sketching 19 22. Beginner Part 2: Sketchingwww.solidworkstutorials.com to 0.3in and. 22.