Creating a Simple Surface Loft in Solidworks

Solidworks has many applications that can facilitate us to create 3D designs.
We can create a loft surface by using two or more profiles and one or more guide curves to connect the profile.
User profiles can be either planar or non-planar.
The curve is a guide to help us control the intermediate profiles generated.
To create a loft surface we can use the guide curve and non-planar profile.
We can use the line split to create non-planar profile of the face model.
Using a sketch of one or more guide curves.
Add Pierce relationship between the guide curves and edges or points on non-planar face.
Sketch of the remaining profiles are needed to make the apartment.
The relationship between the nodes must coincide, user-defined points, sketch, or both, of the guide curves and profiles.
Steps we need to do in create a loft surface is:
Once we make a sketch on each of each plane, click Insert> Surface> Loft
in PropertyManager
Select the profiles to loft in the graphics area to profile.
Select guide curves to loft in the graphics area to profile.
Click the preview to see the results show
Click OK.






















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Curve Driven Pattern

This time we will try to learn to make a 3d array in a simple angular.
In making the angular 3d array we use a menu on the Unigraphics Curve Driven Pattern
Drive Curve Property Manager pattern emerged when we create new patterns driven curve feature pattern, or when we edit a curve driven pattern of existing features.






Direction 1
Pattern Direction Select the curves, edges, sketch entities, or select a sketch of FeatureManager to be used as a way for the path
If necessary, click the Reverse Direction to change the direction of the path.
Number of Instances. Set a value for the number of examples of the features in the pattern.
Equal spacing. Set the same distance between each sample pattern. The separation between cases depending on the chosen curve for Pattern and Directions to Curve method.
Equal spacing check box Cleared

Equal spacing check box selected

Spacing (Available if you do not select Equal spacing). Set a value
for the distance the between pattern instances along the curve. The
distance the between the curve and the Features to Pattern is Measured
normal to the curve.






Direction 2
Choose to create a pattern in the second direction.
If we select a check box without selecting an element 2 Direction sketch

or edge for Pattern Direction Direction 2, the patterns implicit created, based on

what we choose to Direction Pattern Directions 1.
Pattern Direction. Select the curves, edges, sketch entities, or select a sketch of
FeatureManager to be used as paths for two-way pattern.
If necessary, click the Reverse Direction to change the direction of the pattern. The example
down using the side edge of the model as a Pattern Direction Direction 2.
The number of examples. Set a value for the number of samples of the seed feature in the pattern.
Equally spaced. Set the same distance between each sample pattern.
The separation between cases depending on the chosen curve for Pattern Direction
and methods in the direction of a curve.
Spaces. Set the value of the distance between the sample pattern.
The pattern of seed only. Just mimic the pattern of seed, which creates a pattern of curves
under 2 Directions, without replicating the pattern of the curve made under Direction 1.




















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RIB FEATURES SOLIDWORKS

Now we will learn a simple how to use the features of RIB.
Rib in SolidWorks is a special type of feature extrude the sketch made ​​of the contour is open or closed.
Rib add material with a certain thickness in a particular direction between the contours and existing parts.
We can make a sketch Rib use single or double.
We can also create a Rib feature with a draft, or select a contour reference to the draft.
Rib features sketches and produced.
The Rib PropertyManager Appears When You create a new rib feature, or
Pls you edit an existing rib feature. The PropertyManager controls
the following properties:
Parameters
Thickness. Adds thickness to the selected side of the sketch. Select
one of the following:
First Side. Adds the material only to one side of the sketch.
Both Sides. Adds material equally to both sides of the sketch.
Second Side. Material adds only to the other side of the sketch.








Steps that must be done to make the Rib
Make a sketch of the contour is used as a feature on the plane Rib
Intersects the part, or in parallel or at an angle of existing plane
Rib-click on the Features toolbar, or click Insert, Features, Rib.
Set PropertyManager options.
When finished, click OK.














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Determine the parameters extrude boss

In the Extrude Boss parameters, we can determine the parameters for extrudes Boss with a lot of ways, including
Direction1
Start Condition. Select a start condition to determine the size. If Offset, set Offset value.
End Condition. Select the final conditions to determine the size.
Depth. Set the value of the depth of the Extrude feature.
Toggle to change the comparison symbols>, <, and =. With the draft to find the extrusion by the draft angle. Set the following parameters to find extrudes with the specified settings. Select Any, On, or Off. Merge Result > Boss extrudes only
Flip Side to Cut > Cut extrudes only
Reverse Offset and Translate Surface
Direction2.
If you choose On, set the option similar to Direction1.
Thin Feature. Select to find a thin extrusion feature.
Thickness. Set a value for T1 and T2.

















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Make a color display in SolidWorks

In solidwork, we can apply color to the entire part, or the selected face and also on the body.
We can also modify the color by manipulating the appearance.
Appearance Callouts face color displays, features, body, and parts and is a shortcut to edit the colors.
We can determine the hierarchy of the color of callout in the Document Properties tab.
To change the view in part:
Click Options (Standard toolbar) or Tools, Options.
In the Document Properties tab, click Colors.
Under Model \ color feature, select Shading.
Click Edit and select a color from the color palette or click Define Custom Colors and set a new color.
Click OK to close the color palette, and click OK to close the Document Properties - Color dialog box.
To change the color and optical properties of the selected face, feature, or body:
Select the face in the graphics area, or select the features or body on the tree FeatureManager design.
To select multiple entities, hold down the Ctrl key when we select.
Click Edit Color (Standard toolbar).
or
Right-click the face, feature, or body, and select Properties Face, Feature Properties, Properties or body.
For features, select a color in the Feature Properties dialog box.
Change the color in the Properties dialog box body.
Click OK.















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create embossed text with use Autocad Sketch

In making design 3d, autocad very helpful in accelerating the design.
With a high accuracy in AutoCAD can insert into Solidwork and Unigraphics.
Here we will learn a simple how to emboss text on the bottom.
The first step we have to do, draw a sketch first in autocad, and specify the position sketch in the position of origin (x, y)
When finished save with the extension exe.
Only then we open the program solidwork, determine the plane to place the position in solidwork autocad sketch.
From the menu select Insert> DXF / DWG> select the file that we will use autocad for solidwork design.
Do not forget a file of type, select the DWG files.
Click Open, next> next> finish.
Sketch autocad will appear at the bottom solidwork design.
From solidwork menu, click Insert> Boss / Base> Extrude
Select autocad contour sketch, select the Extrude bind with a given thickness of the embossing.

































































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Cut with surface Plane

In solidwork we can cut a solid model by removing the material with the plane.
Steps must we do to cut a solid model with a plane is:
The first step in the toolbar click the Cut with surface features, or click Insert, Cut, with surface.
In the Property Manager, under
Parameters, select the plane that is used to cut a solid model.
To view the results can be viewed from Preview. If necessary, click Flip cut to reverse the direction of the cut.
Arrow points to determine the direction of solid that will be discarded.
For multibody part, under Feature Scope, select one of the following:
All bodies.surface cuts cut off all the body.
Selected bodies.surface cuts only on the selected body.
Auto-select. Automatically selects all the intersecting relevant body.
Click OK.





















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loft tangency Between faces

What is a loft tangency Between faces?
Loft produce feature by creating a transition between profiles.
Loft could be a base, boss, cut, or surface.
We can create a loft using two or more profiles.

To create lofts:
Click on the features toolbar, or click Insert, Boss / Base, Loft.
Set the options in PropertyManager.
Loft can be manipulated in a way:
Pull the 3D sketch geometry to change the shape of features when we create or edit a loft.
Add, position, and edit the new loft sections.

Guide tangent type. Controlling the intersection where the loft meets the curve guidelines.
Tangency to Face, is available as a guide curve which lies on the edge of the existing geometry


Adding a tangency Between located adjacent faces
along the guide curve, creating seamless transitions between adjacent faces.
For best results, the profile must also be tangent to face tangent at the point where each profile meets the curve guidelines.

















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Planar Surface

Here we will learn to create a planar surface.
To create a planar surface can be done by:
A sketch of non-intersecting closed
A set of closed edges
Some co-planar parting lines
A pair of planar entities such as curves or edges

To create a planar surface is limited from the sketch:
Create contour, non-intersecting, closed with a sketch.
Surface Planar surfaces Click on the toolbar, or click Insert, Surface, Planar.
In PropertyManager, select the sketch in the graphic or design to
limit tree FeatureManager Entities.
Click OK.

To edit a planar surface:
If the planar surface created from a sketch, we can edit the sketch.
If the planar surface created from a set of edges closed, right click
and select Edit Feature surface.




















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