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  • INTRODUCING SOLIDWORKS

  • Contents

    Legal Notices.................................................................................................................6

    Introduction....................................................................................................................9The SOLIDWORKS Software..............................................................................................................9

    Intended Audience.........................................................................................................................9System Requirements....................................................................................................................9Document Structure.......................................................................................................................9Conventions Used in this Document............................................................................................10

    1 SOLIDWORKS Fundamentals.................................................................................11Concepts ...........................................................................................................................................11

    3D Design....................................................................................................................................11Component Based.......................................................................................................................12

    Terminology.......................................................................................................................................14User Interface....................................................................................................................................15

    Windows Functions......................................................................................................................15SOLIDWORKS Document Windows............................................................................................15Function Selection and Feedback................................................................................................17

    Design Process.................................................................................................................................23Design Intent.....................................................................................................................................23Design Method..................................................................................................................................24Sketches............................................................................................................................................24

    Origin............................................................................................................................................25Planes..........................................................................................................................................25Dimensions..................................................................................................................................26Relations......................................................................................................................................29

    Features ............................................................................................................................................32Assemblies........................................................................................................................................33Drawings............................................................................................................................................34Model Editing.....................................................................................................................................34

    2 Parts.........................................................................................................................37Overview............................................................................................................................................38Countertop.........................................................................................................................................38

    Design Approach.........................................................................................................................38Create the Base Feature with an Extrude....................................................................................39Add an Extrude to the Base.........................................................................................................39

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  • Remove Material with the Cut-Extrude........................................................................................40Use a Loft to Make a Solid...........................................................................................................41Shell the Part ...............................................................................................................................42Round Sharp Edges with Fillets...................................................................................................42

    Faucet................................................................................................................................................43Design Approach.........................................................................................................................43Create the Sweep........................................................................................................................43

    Faucet Handle...................................................................................................................................44Design Approach.........................................................................................................................44Revolve the Sketch......................................................................................................................45

    Cabinet Door.....................................................................................................................................46Design Approach.........................................................................................................................46Create Beveled Edges with the Chamfer Tool.............................................................................47

    Moldings............................................................................................................................................47Design Approach.........................................................................................................................47Design a Mid-Plane Extrude........................................................................................................48Sketch a Profile for the Cut-Extrude............................................................................................48Mirror the Cut...............................................................................................................................49Use Configurations of a Part ........................................................................................................49

    Hinge .................................................................................................................................................50Design Approach.........................................................................................................................50Create Sheet Metal with the Base Flange...................................................................................50Make the Tab...............................................................................................................................51Generate the Linear Pattern........................................................................................................51Add the Hem................................................................................................................................52Alternate Design Approach..........................................................................................................52

    3 Assemblies...............................................................................................................54Assembly Definition...........................................................................................................................54Assembly Design Methods................................................................................................................55

    Bottom-up Design........................................................................................................................55Top-down Design.........................................................................................................................55

    Prepare an Assembly........................................................................................................................56Mates.................................................................................................................................................57

    Faucet Subassembly...................................................................................................................57Faucet Subassembly - Alternate Design Approach.....................................................................61Door Subassembly.......................................................................................................................62Cabinet Subassembly.................................................................