SolidWorks 2013 Part I – Basic Tools Part 2

Adding Geometric Relations*:

- Click Add Relation SolidWorks 2013  Part I - Basic Tools 1 under Display/Delete Relations – OR – select Tools / Relations / Add.

SolidWorks 2013  Part I - Basic Tools 1-1

- Select the 4 lines shown below.

- Click EQUAL from the Add Geometric Relation dialog box. This relation makes the length of the two selected lines equal.

* Geometric relations are one of the most powerful features in Solid Works. They’re used in the sketch level to control the behaviors of the sketch entities when they are moved or rotated and to keep the associations between one another. Continue reading…

Drawing Setup IN Creating A Part In Solidworks

CREATE A NEW FILE

Begin the tutorial by opening SolidWorks and selecting “new” from the “file” menu. Notice that “part” designatesa3-Drepresentation of a single design component.

PLANE/ORIGIN SELECTION

Click on the sketch icon and select a plane of reference as shown in figure1. The box on the left hand side of the drawing has selection options. For the purpose of this part select the front plane. Notice in figure 2 that once the plane has been selected the origin remains visible, and the screen appears blank.

DRAWING SETUP IN CREATING A PART IN SOLIDWORKS-1Fig. 1-1 Continue reading…