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  • 1.A andd d SolidWorks 2012it Stu Nio dna enlT tEer xeewm rc Tutorial with Pr is oj es ec ts Video Instruction A Step-by-Step Project Based Approach Utilizing 3D Solid Modeling David C. Planchard CSWP Marie P. Planchard CSWPVideo InstructionSDCAn audio/visualpresentation of theP U B L I C AT I O N SBetter Textbooks. Lower Prices. tutorial projectsSchroff Development Corporationwww.SDCpublications.com

2. Visit the following websites to learn more about this book: 3. Chapter 1LINKAGE Assembly LINKAGE Assembly Courtesy of SMC Corporation of AmericaBelow are the desired outcomes and usage competencies based on the completion ofChapter 1. Desired Outcomes: Usage Competencies: Create three parts: Understand the SolidWorks default UserInterface. Establish a SolidWorks session. o AXLE Create 2D sketch profiles on the correct o SHAFT-COLLAR Sketch plane. o FLATBAR Apply the following 3D features: ExtrudedBoss/Base, Extruded Cut and LinearPattern. Create an assembly: Understand the Assembly toolbar. o LINKAGE assemblyInsert components into an assembly. Apply the following Standard mates:Concentric, Coincident and Parallel.PAGE 1 - 1 4. LINKAGE AssemblySolidWorks 2012 TutorialNotes: PAGE 1 - 2 5. SolidWorks 2012 Tutorial LINKAGE AssemblyChapter 1 - LINKAGE AssemblyChapter ObjectiveSolidWorks is a design software application used to model and create 2D and 3Dsketches, 3D parts, 3D assemblies and 2D drawings. The chapter objective is to provide acomprehensive understanding of the SolidWorks default User Interface andCommandManager: Menu bar toolbar, Menu bar menu, Drop-down menu, Contexttoolbar / menus, Fly-out FeatureManager, System feedback, Confirmation Corner,Heads-up View toolbar and an understanding of Document Properties.Obtain the working familiarity of the following SolidWorks sketch and feature tools:Line, Circle, Centerpoint Straight Slot, Smart Dimension, Extruded Boss/Base, ExtrudedCut and Linear Pattern.Create three individual parts: AXLE, SHAFT-COLLAR and FLATBAR.Create the assembly, LINKAGE using the three created parts and the downloadedsubassembly - AirCylinder from the DVD in the book.On the completion of this chapter, you will be able to: Start a SolidWorks session and navigate through the SolidWorks (UI) andCommandManager. Set units and dimensioning standards for a SolidWorks document. Generate a 2D sketch and identify the correct Sketch plane. Add and modify sketch dimensions. Create a 3D model. Understand and apply the following SolidWorks features:o Extruded Boss/Base, Extruded Cut and Linear Pattern Insert the following Geometric relations: Vertical, Horizontal, Coincident, MidPoint,Parallel and Equal. Download an assembly into SolidWorks and create an assembly. Understand the Assembly toolbar. Apply the following Standard mates: Coincident, Concentric and Parallel.PAGE 1 - 3 6. LINKAGE Assembly SolidWorks 2012 TutorialChapter OverviewSolidWorks is a 3D solid modeling CAD SHAFT-software package used to produce and model COLLARAXLEparts, assemblies, and drawings.SolidWorks provides design software to create3D models and 2D drawings.Create three parts in this chapter: AXLEFLATBAR SHAFT-COLLAR FLATBARDownload the AirCylinder assemblyfrom the enclosed DVD. The AirCylinder assembly is alsoavailable from the internet.Combine the created parts and theAirCylinder assemblydownloaded AirCylinder assembly tocreate the LINKAGE assembly. Illustrations in the book displaythe default SolidWorks user interfacefor 2012 SP1.0. Every license of SolidWorkscontains a copy of SolidWorksSustainabilityXpress. SolidWorksSustainabilityXpress calculates environmentalimpact on a model in four key areas: CarbonFootprint, Energy Consumption, AirAcidification and Water Eutrophication. LINKAGE assemblyMaterial and Manufacturing process region andTransportation Use region are use as inputvariables. PAGE 1 - 4 7. SolidWorks 2012 TutorialLINKAGE AssemblyAXLE PartThe AXLE is a cylindrical rod. The AXLEsupports the two FLATBAR parts. Tangent edges and origins are displayedfor educational purposes in this book.AXLEThe AXLE rotates about its axis. TheFLATBARdimensions for the AXLE are determined fromother components in the LINKAGE assembly.Start a new SolidWorks session. Create the AXLE part. AXLEApply the feature to create the part. Features are the buildingblocks that add or remove material.Utilize the Extruded Boss/Base tool from the Featurestoolbar to create a Boss-Exturde1 feature. The ExtrudedBoss/Base feature adds material. The Base feature (Boss-Extrude1) is the first feature of the part. The Base feature is thefoundation of the part. Keep the Base feature simple!The Base feature geometry for the AXLE is a simple extrusion.How do you create a solid Extruded Boss/Base feature for theAXLE? Select the Front Plane as the Sketch plane. Sketch a circular 2D profile on the Front Plane, centered atOriginthe Origin as illustrated. Apply the Extruded Boss/Base Feature. Extend the profileperpendicular () to the Front Plane.Utilize symmetry. Extrude the sketch with the MidPlane End Condition in Direction 1. The ExtrudedBoss/Base feature is centered on both sides of the FrontPlane.Start a SolidWorks session. The SolidWorks applicationis located in the Programs folder.Origin PAGE 1 - 5 8. LINKAGE AssemblySolidWorks 2012 TutorialSolidWorks displays the Tip of the Day box. Read the Tip of the Day to obtain additionalknowledge on SolidWorks.Create a new part. Select File, New from the Menu bar toolbar or click New from theMenu bar menu. There are two options for new documents: Novice and Advanced. Selectthe Advanced option. Select the default Part document.Activity: Start a SolidWorks SessionStart a SolidWorks 2012 session.1) Click Start from the Windows Taskbar.2) Click All Programs.3) Click the SolidWorks 2012 folder.4) Click the SolidWorks 2012 application. The SolidWorks program window opens. Note: Do not open a document at this time.5) If you do not see the below screen, click the SolidWorks Resourcestab on the right side of the Graphics window location in the Task Pane as illustrated.If available, double-click the SolidWorks 2012 icon on the WindowsDesktop to start a SolidWorks session. The book is written using Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows7. PAGE 1 - 6 9. SolidWorks 2012 TutorialLINKAGE Assembly Activity: Understand the SolidWorks User Interface and CommandManagerMenu bar toolbarSolidWorks 2012 (UI) is designto make maximum use of theGraphics window area. Thedefault Menu bar toolbar contains a set ofthe most frequently used tool buttons fromthe Standard toolbar. The available tools are: New - Creates a new document,Open - Opens an existing document, Save- Saves an active document, Print-Prints an active document, Undo - Reverses the last action, Select - SelectsSketch entities, components and more, Rebuild - Rebuilds the active part, assembly ordrawing, File Properties- Shows the summary information on the active document,Options - Changes system options and Add-Ins for SolidWorks.Menu bar menuClick SolidWorks in the Menubar toolbar to display the Menubar menu. SolidWorks provides aContext-sensitive menu structure. The menu titles remain the same for all three types ofdocuments, but the menu items change depending on which type of document is active.Example: The Insert menu includes features in part documents, mates in assemblydocuments, and drawing views in drawing documents. The display of the menu is alsodependent on the workflow customization that you have selected. The default menu itemsfor an active document are: File, Edit, View, Insert, Tools, Window, Help and Pin.The Pin option displays the Menu bar toolbar and the Menu bar menu asillustrated. Throughout the book, the Menu bar menu and the Menu bar toolbar is referredas the Menu bar. Until a file is converted to the current version of SolidWorks and saved, a warningicon is displayed on the Save tool as illustrated. PAGE 1 - 7 10. LINKAGE Assembly SolidWorks 2012 TutorialDrop-down menuSolidWorks takes advantage of the familiar Microsoft Windowsuser interface. Communicate with SolidWorks either through the;Drop-down menu, Pop-up menu, Shortcut toolbar, Fly-out toolbaror the CommandManager.A command is an instruction that informs SolidWorks to performa task. To close a SolidWorks drop-down menu, press the Esckey. You can also click any other part of the SolidWorks Graphicswindow, or click another drop-down menu.Right-clickRight-click in the: Graphics window, FeatureManager, or Sketchto display a Context-sensitive toolbar. If you are in the middle of acommand, this toolbar displays a list of options specifically relatedto that command.Press the s key to view/access previous command tools in theGraphics window.Consolidated toolbarSimilar commands are grouped in the CommandManager.Example: Variations of the Rectangle sketch tool are grouped in asingle fly-out button as illustrated.If you select the Consolidated toolbar button without expanding: For some commands such as Sketch, the most commonlyused command is performed. This command is the first listed andthe command shown on the button. For commands such as rectangle, where you may want torepeatedly create the same variant of the rectangle, the last usedcommand is performed. This is the highlighted command whenthe Consolidated toolbar is expanded.System feedbackSolidWorks provides system feedback by attachinga symbol to the mouse pointer cursor. The systemfeedback symbol indicates what you are selecting orwhat the system is expecting you to select. Face Edge Dimension VertexPAGE 1 - 8 11. SolidWorks 2012 Tutorial LINKAGE AssemblyAs you move the mouse pointer acrossyour model, system feedback is providedto you in the form of symbols, riding nextto the cursor arrow as illustrated.Confirmation CornerWhen numerous SolidWorks commands are active, a symbol or a set ofsymbols are displayed in the upper right hand corner of the Graphicswindow. This area is called the Confirmation Corner.When a sketch is active, th