The Belt/Chain assembly feature links idlers, pulleys, or sprockets together to achieve the intended rotation of several components simultaneously. Optionally, you can create a belt or chain component part. Select edges of pulleys and idlers for a belt/chain assembly feature. Set the properties of a belt/chain assembly feature.
Mirror Component creates opposite-hand, but otherwise identical, versions of parts or subassembies. Specify which components are mirrored and which are purely copied (i.e. fasteners, which should not be mirrored). The geometry of a mirrored component changes to create a truly mirrored version, known as an \"opposite-hand\" version. Mirror components about an assembly plane. Create mirrored versions of parts in an assembly. Create opposite-hand versions of parts.
The Hole Series feature adds holes to multiple components in an assembly. Unlike a typical assembly feature, the Hole Series adds part-level features to the individual components. Create a Hole Series feature in an assembly. Create a Hole Series feature from an existing hole feature. Understand the difference between the Hole Series feature and a typical assembly feature.
Detail a weldments model using a cut list table and import weld information from the model into a drawing view. Add and modify a cut list table. Import weld information from a model into a drawing view.
Learn to create structural members and pipes for weldments models from an existing sketch. Explore how to properly trim adjoining members and create bends or welded elbows. Create weldment pipes from an existing sketch. Learn to properly group pipes to create proper trimming at corners. View cut-list properties for a specific pipe.
Learn to shorten, extend, or add corner treatments to weldment models using the Trim/Extend command. Learn to trim and extend structural members in a weldment model. Learn to optimize selections for trimming to minimize rebuild time and interference issues. Add corner treatments where two members meet in a weldment model.
Create fillet beads and weld beads in a part. Learn the advantages of and differences between both features. Understand when to use each kind of weld. Create fillet beads and weld beads. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each feature as well as when to use them. Use intermittent and staggered welds.
Create a cut list to organize the bodies in a weldment part. Add custom properties to the components of a weldment structure so the propertie appear in the cut list. Similar to a BOM in an assembly, the cut list provides details of the weldment members. Create and edit a cut list. Edit custom properties. Edit the material of the bodies in a weldment part.
Create a weldment frame from a series of layout sketches. The weldment environment uses standard weldment profiles to define the type of structural members in the weldment. Members of the same type and size are created in one feature. Create a weldment frame. Insert structural members. Relocate the profile sketch. Change corner treatments.
Sketch and loft between two sketch profiles to create a sheet metal part. Understand the requirements for the sketch profiles and the loft feature. Sketch the profiles for a lofted sheet metal part. Understand the requirements for a lofted sheet metal part. Set the thickness and bend line options.
Explore gauge tables and bend tables which store default values of specifc parts. Populate and utilize sample tables provided during installation. Create and customize the sample tables to meet your own needs. Customize and create bend tables. Understand the use of gauge tables and bend tables.
Utilize sheet metal and weldment features in one part using a multibody part. Use fillet and weld beads on sheet metal parts. Create a sheet metal fixture on a weldments part. Use filllet beads and weld beads on a sheet metal part.
Add a jog to an existing flange. A jog adds material to a sheet metal part by creating two bends and a flat from a sketch line. The mirror feature adds symmetry in sheet metal designs. Add a jog to an existing flange. Incorporate symmetry in sheet metal designs. Position a jog.
A multibody sheet metal part has multiple sets of specific sheet metal features in the same feature tree. There are also multiple flat pattern features. The cut list shows each individual body. Learn the process for creating a multibody sheet metal part, and also some of the uses of such a part. Use sheet metal tools to create a new sheet metal body. Use a linear or circular pattern, mirror, or move/copy to duplicate a body. Use Insert Part to add a body into an existing sheet metal part. Divide a sheet metal body into multiple bodies. Learn some of the basic uses of multibody sheet metal design.
Create cuts on both folded and flattened sheet metal parts. Utilize the link to thickness and normal cut options. Convert a part to sheet metal and use a curve pattern to make multiple cuts on a cone. Create cuts on both folded and flattened sheet metal parts. Convert a part to sheet metal. Use a curve pattern to make multiple cuts on a cone. Utilize the link to thickness and normal cut options.
Create a swept flange using profile and path sketches. Create profile and path sketches for a swept flange. Use the Swept Flange feature to create a swept flange. Define sheet metal parameters within the Swept Flange tab.
Create folded hems on sheet metal parts to strengthen parts and eliminate sharp edges. Use the hem tool to edit the size, type, direction, and length of hems. Add folded hems on sheet metal parts. Practice creating hems and editing the type and dimensions.
Explore flat pattern feature options including parameters, corner options, grain direction, and faces to exclude. Create a drawing from a flat pattern, adding dimensions and other annotations. Explore flat pattern options. Create a drawing from a flat pattern.
Import parts into SOLIDWORKS, then use the rip feature to create thin cuts in sheet metal geometry between adjacent flanges. Insert bends to convert the model to a sheet metal part to flatten and further edit the part. Import other file types into SOLIDWORKS. Use rip feature to create thin cuts. Add bends to part to convert part to sheet metal.
Create a sheet metal part of constant wall thickness using sheet metal features. Explore the fundamentals of creating sheet metal parts using the flange method. Create a base flange in a sheet metal part. Understand the use of gauge tables and sheet metal options. Flatten a sheet metal part.
Explore the differences between solid and surface bodies and learn why surface modeling can be a solution to challenging modeling tasks. Understand the difference between a surface and solid body in SOLIDWORKS. Learn why surface modeling should be used.