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SolidWorks September 10, 2008 Image courtesy of Innovation Engineering Inc.
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SolidWorks Everywhere in Consumer Products CLIPPERS Sweden STAIRLIFT UK PERFUME France FAX & COPIER Korea SHOWER UK BATHROOM Spain STAIRS Italy COMPUTER USA FURNITURE Spain AIR CONDITIONING Japan TELEPHONE Germany VACUUM CLEANER Italy © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. TELEPHONE South Korea KITCHEN USA HANDLES USA LOCK USA 2
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Industry Example: Trek Bikes • Company: – Designs, manufactures, and markets bicycles and bike accessories. By providing integrated design, analysis, manufacturing, and communication tools, SolidWorks software has enabled Trek Bicycles to double its design throughput while improving quality and increasing innovation. • Challenge: – Heightened expectation for quality (Lance Armstrong) – Integrate Design and Manufacturing – Increased market demand • SolidWorks Benefits: – Shortened design cycle by 50% – Improved product quality – Doubled throughput of new products (100% increase) "SolidWorks has the most solid business experience in actual production settings. Because we wanted to use 3D data at more points in our development process, we chose the system with the most momentum, knowing that it would produce additional opportunities for integration." Steve Baumann, Industrial Design Manager © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 3
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Industry Example: Kneissl  Company: – Located in Switzerland, Kneissl manufactures skis and tennis rackets  Challenge: – Replace 2D AutoCad with 3D capabilities – transform an idea from design to production quickly – Affortability  SolidWorks Benefits: – Can quickly conceptualize – Makes production of final product much easier – Low cost "In SolidWorks, we can give free rein to our creativity." Richard Holzner, Director of R&D Ski © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 4
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Using the Interface The interface is how you interact with the computer in the following ways:  Use windows to view files.  Use the mouse to select buttons, menus, and model elements.  Run programs — like SolidWorks mechanical design software.  Find, open, and work with files.  Create, save, and copy files. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 5
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Microsoft® Windows®  SolidWorks runs on the Microsoft Windows graphical user interface.  Windows let you see the work of an application program.  Panels are sub sections of windows.  Illustration shows one window with two panels. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 6
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Using the SolidWorks Interface  SolidWorks windows display graphic and nongraphic model data.  Toolbars display frequently used commands. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 7
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Left Side of SolidWorks Window  FeatureManager design tree™ © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential.  Property Manager  Configuration Manager 8
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Toolbars Buttons for frequently used commands.  You can select the toolbars to display.  View / Toolbars © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 9
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Getting Help To view comprehensive online help:  Click .  Select Help, SolidWorks Help Topics.  Help displays in a separate window. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 10
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What is SolidWorks?  SolidWorks is design automation software.  In SolidWorks, you sketch ideas and experiment with different designs to create 3D models.  SolidWorks is used by students, designers, engineers, and other professionals to produce simple and complex parts, assemblies, and drawings. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 11
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The SolidWorks Model  The SolidWorks model is made up of: – Parts – Assemblies – Drawings © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 12
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The SolidWorks Model Part Part Drawing Drawing Assembly © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 13
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Features  Features are the building blocks of the part.  Features are the shapes and operations that construct the part. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 14
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Examples of Shape Features  Base Feature – First feature in part. – Created from a 2D sketch. – Forms the work piece to which other features are added. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 15
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Examples of Shape Features  Boss feature – Adds material to part. – Created from 2D sketch. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 16
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Examples of Shape Features  Cut feature – Removes material from part. – Created from 2D sketch. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 17
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Examples of Shape Features  Hole feature – Removes material. – Works like more intelligent cut feature. – Corresponds to process such as counter-sink, thread, counterbore. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 18
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Examples of Shape Features  Fillet feature – Used to round off sharp edges. – Can remove or add material.  Outside edge (convex fillet) removes material.  Inside edge (concave fillet) adds material. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 19
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Examples of Shape Features  Chamfer feature – Similar to a fillet. – Bevels an edge rather than rounding it. – Can remove or add material. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 20
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Sketched Features & Operation Features  Sketched Features – Shape features have sketches. – Sketched features are built from 2D profiles.  Operation Features – Operation features do not have sketches. – Applied directly to the work piece by selecting edges or faces. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 21
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To Create an Extruded Base Feature: 1. Select a sketch plane. 2. Sketch a 2D profile. Select the sketch plane Sketch the 2D profile 3. Extrude the sketch perpendicular to sketch plane. Extrude the sketch © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. Resulting base feature 22
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To Create a Revolved Base Feature: 1. Select a sketch plane. 2. Sketch a 2D profile. 3. Sketch a centerline (optional). 4. Revolve the sketch around a sketch line or centerline. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. Centerline (optional) 23
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Terminology: Document Window  Divided into two panels: – Left panel contains the FeatureManager® design tree.  Lists the structure of the part, assembly or drawing. – Right panel contains the Graphics Area.  Location to display, create, and modify a part, assembly or drawing. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. FeatureManager design tree Graphics Area 24
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Terminology: User Interface Menu Bar Command Manager Toolbar Task pane Drawing document window Part document window Status bar Toolbar © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 25
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Terminology: PropertyManager Preview Confirmation corner Property Manager © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. Handle 26
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Terminology: Basic Geometry  Axis - An implied centerline that runs through every cylindrical feature.  Plane - A flat 2D surface.  Origin - The point where the three default reference planes intersect. The coordinates of the origin are: (x = 0, y = 0, z = 0). © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. Plane Axis Origin 27
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Terminology: Basic Geometry  Face – The surface or “skin” of a part. Faces can be flat or curved.  Edge – The boundary of a face. Edges can be straight or curved.  Vertex – The corner where edges meet. Vertex Edge Edge Faces © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 28
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Features and Commands Base feature  The Base feature is the first feature that is created.  The Base feature is the foundation of the part.  The Base feature geometry for the box is an extrusion.  The extrusion is named Extrude1. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 29
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Features and Commands Features used to build the box are:  Extruded Base feature  Fillet feature  Shell feature 1.Base Feature 2.Fillet Feature  Extruded Cut feature 3.Shell Feature © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 4.Cut Feature 30
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Features and Commands To create the extruded base feature for the box:  Sketch a rectangular profile on a 2D plane.  Extrude the sketch.  By default extrusions are perpendicular to the sketch plane. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 31
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Features and Commands Fillet feature  The fillet feature rounds the edges or faces of a part.  Select the edges to be rounded. Selecting a face rounds all the edges of that face.  Specify the fillet radius. Fillet © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 32
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Features and Commands Shell feature  The shell feature removes material from the selected face. Wall Thickness  Using the shell feature creates a hollow box from a solid box.  Specify the wall thickness for the shell feature. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 33
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Features and Commands To create the extruded cut feature for the box:  Sketch the 2D circular profile.  Extrude the 2D Sketch profile perpendicular to the sketch plane.  Enter Through All for the end condition.  The cut penetrates through the entire part. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 34
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Dimensions and Geometric Relationships  Specify dimensions and geometric relationships between features and sketches.  Dimensions change the size and shape of the part.  Mathematical relationships between dimensions can be controlled by equations.  Geometric relationships are the rules that control the behavior of sketch geometry.  Geometric relationships help capture design intent. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 35
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Dimensions  Dimensions – Base depth = 50 mm – Boss depth = 25 mm  Mathematical relationship – Boss depth = Base depth  2 © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 36
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Document Properties  Accessed through the Tools, Options menu.  Control settings like: – Units: English (inches) or Metric (millimeters) – Grid/Snap Settings – Colors, Material Properties and Image Quality © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 37
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System Options  Accessed through the Tools, Options menu.  Allow you to customize your work environment.  System options control: – File locations – Performance – Spin box increments © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 38
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View Control Magnify or reduce the view of a model in the graphics area.  Zoom to Fit – displays the part so that it fills the current window.  Zoom to Area – zooms in on a portion of the view that you select by dragging a bounding box.  Zoom In/Out – drag the pointer upward to zoom in. Drag the pointer downward to zoom out.  Zoom to Selection – the view zooms so that the selected object fills the window. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 39
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Display Modes  Illustrate the part in various display modes. Wireframe © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. Hidden lines Visible Hidden Lines Removed Shaded Shaded With Edges 40
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Standard Views Isometric View Top View Back View © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. Left View Front View Bottom View Right View 41
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View Orientation Changes the view display to correspond to one of the standard view orientations.  Front  Top  Right  Left  Back  Normal To (selected plane or planar face)   Bottom Isometric © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 42
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Isometric View  Displays the part with height, width, and depth equally foreshortened. – Pictorial rather than orthographic. – Shows all three dimensions – height, width, and depth. – Easier to visualize than orthographic views. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 43
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The Status of a Sketch  Under defined – Additional dimensions or relations are required. – Under defined sketch entities are blue (by default).  Fully defined – No additional dimensions or relationships are required. – Fully defined sketch entities are black (by default).  Over defined – Contains conflicting dimensions or relations, or both. – Over defined sketch entities are red (by default). © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 44
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Class and Homework  Work through Chapters 4&5 and complete the exercises at the end of each chapter. These are due Tuesday of next week. © 2006 SolidWorks Corp. Confidential. 45
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