The back plates will pass through a cleaning washer machine and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of these back plates.


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Last comment By: J. Mather   Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:59:47 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Is this a request for freelance work or just plain free work?

By: Josh Brady  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:02:05 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Honestly I did not understand the question, I am new in Solid works, I attacheUntitled.pngd a photo of how approximately I want the fixture.

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:06:45 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Let me be more plain.  My question has nothing to do with SolidWorks.

 

You have asked for people here to do work for you. 

 

Are you going to pay money to the person who does this design work for you, or do you expect someone to do your job for free?

By: Josh Brady  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:15:44 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

No I am learning and want to learn so I am not asking for someone to do me the work, I always ask in the forum and people help with giving steps or drawings.

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:20:35 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Attach your assembly here.

By: J. Mather  Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:45:58 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

So what is your real question?

Do you want to know how to model the assembly, or the parts, or make the drawings?

What are your size requirements?

How do the plates fit on the fixture you show in the picture.

You are not giving us nearly enough information to even get a good idea of what you want.

 

Think of it this way: if someone came up to you and asked you the exact question you asked us, would you now what they want?

What questions would you have to ask them to get enough information to understand what they want or need?

Those things are what you need to tell us for us to give you any guidance to accomplish what you want.

Based on your picture, I would say you need to model each of the different part types and sizes that you show and then make an assembly of the parts.

Is this just a modeling exercise, or an Assembly exercise.

What is your end goal?

By: Rick McDonald  Sat, 13 Jan 2018 05:12:22 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Sorry for that, I attached the solidworks file. I need to know from where and how can I start preparing the assembly.

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:33:09 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

That is a 2D drawing of an assembly - not an assembly.

An assembly will have the extension *.sldasm and must, of course, include parts *.sldprt to be complete.

By: J. Mather  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:33:39 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Ziad Chamseddine

Where did you go?

Have you gone through the tutorials?

Are you familiar with drawing, part and assembly file structure?

By: J. Mather  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:49:05 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

What material and thickness are the back plates?
Do they have a profile or just a plain rectangle?
Which faces need to be cleaned?

What is the cleaning fluid?

By: Kelvin Lamport  Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:55:29 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Yes, I prepared the simple parts of the assembly but still facing problems with the base part, I don't know how to start with it. I will attach a photo for it, please help me with that. Thanks.

 

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By: Ziad Chamseddine  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:15:59 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

No.

 

This has been shared with you before:

Some very important steps if you are a NEW FORUM USER....

 

It's important to note: if you choose not to think for yourself, it's not likely others will do it for you. And, it is less likely others will think of you.

By: Scott Casale  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:25:18 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

A number of people have responded here asking questions, because we can't help you without more information.  How do you expect us to help if you won't answer any of them?  And we will help you if we can, but we won't do your work for you (unless you're willing to pay someone for their time, and if this isn't for a school project).

By: Glenn Schroeder  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:31:24 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

I have my work and was in a vacation, I am learning the software for personal knowledge. I don't want your help if that is the case, I am no saying for anyone to do the work just to help explain but I think you are just here to write those negative comments so no one asked for your help

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:17:31 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Can you send me an email so that I can attach all the files that I have did and what I still need? because it seems that some people here are for making jokes and writing negative things. The parts that I did are 5 in total, I will really appreciate if you sent me your email so that the direct contact will be with you without saying any of those comments in here. The purpose of me learning solid works is personal, I am an electrical Engineer and want to learn it so I want to make it clear for everyone in here that I am not telling anyone to do my job.

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:20:46 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

I really appreciate your response, I had a vacation and a lot of work. I am learning solidworks during my free time that is why sometimes it takes me long to respond. To make it clear again it is not for a school project I am already an Electrical Engineer and want to learn the software.

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:24:36 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

I am so sorry for the late response, I will try to explain. I am not asking for a perfect assembly with specific measures, the assembly that I attached have several parts, I did the simple parts but still stuck in the base part which contains the rectangles so the only thing that I need is how can I make this part? how to start in order to obtain this form?. I hope I explained it better now.

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:28:48 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

File management is a critical component of learning to use SolidWorks - just as management of the parts on the shop floor is important or you will not be able to keep track of your inventory of parts and assemblies.

 

In Window Explorer create a New Folder named Fixture 2 Assembly.

In that folder place the files:

Fixture 2 Assem.sldasm
RX-TX End Fixture 2.sldprt

Rod End Fixture 2.sldprt

1.0 Dowel Pin.sldprt

0.5 Dowel Pin.sldprt

14.5in rod.sldprt

Fixture 2 Assem.slddrw

 

So now you should have a folder with the 7 files reference above in the folder.

Fixture Assembly.png


Now - right click on the folder and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.

Fixture Assembly zipped folder.PNG

 

 

Post back when you have completed these steps.

By: J. Mather  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:50:07 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Ok all the.SLDPRT I already did them, the problem is how to interpret the .SLDDRW and make it an assembly

By: Ziad Chamseddine  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:24:34 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Question 1.  Why have you not attached any *.sldprt files here?

By: J. Mather  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:08:22 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Ziad Chamseddine wrote:

Ok all the.SLDPRT I already did them, ...

OK.  First step completed.

Question 2.  Can you attach the completed  *.sldprt  files here?

 

If the answer to Question 2 is NO - can you explain why you cannot attach the part files here?

By: J. Mather  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:50:08 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Ziad Chamseddine

Actually Scott is one of the most helpful people here. He has also taken the time to put together a tutorial that gives instructions on how to ask questions and get complete replies, he posted the link here so you can follow it and then ask questions in a manner that we can help you.

J.Mather has asked several times if you would place the model here so we can get a better idea on what you are asking for. If you don't know how to do that, you open the drawing you have, or an assembly with the parts in it and do a Pack and Go of the assembly. You can then attach the zip file by using the "Advanced editor" found by clicking in the upper right corner of your post. There will then be an attach icon available. This information is in the link that Scott has asked you to review.

Honestly the guys have been asking questions trying to figure out how to help you but have so far not been able to figure out what you are looking for. You have not provided much information. From what I have read you could use a pair of clamps and a string to hold the plate up by a string and wash it with a hose. We assume that is not what you want but really don't know because we have no idea what a "cleaner Washing Machine" is. In this country a Washing Machine is an appliance in our house that has a tub we put our clothes in that will wash and spin dry our clothes. Again we assume that is nor what you want, but not knowing what a cleaner washing machine is to you, we don't know.

 

So now do you understand why people keep asking questions that you take as trouble? We can't help if we don't know what you are asking!

By: Jim Steinmeyer  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:49:52 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Hello Ziad. In your first post you stated that you have a back plate that is 1.4 inches by 1.9 inches in size and you need to create something to hold 20 of them for washing. Ok, that makes sense. The drawing you provided as the part you need to wash appears to be an example of a different fixturing device that holds a different part. The assembly in the drawing you provided is 14" by 14.5", so it couldn't be the back plate you describe. Is my assumption correct?

 

I am going to assume that you are attempting to create a part similar to the drawing you provided to hold your back plate part.

 

Here are the steps I would try to accomplish the task in:

  1. Decide where you can hold the back plate in a way that it can be cleaned where needed. There might be some dirt left where the fixture touches the part.
  2. Create an assembly with 20 of the back plates laid out in the configuration you want to wash them in.
  3. Add a blank part to the assembly and switch to editing that part.
  4. Create a skeleton structure offset from the parts as you show in the drawing above.
  5. Create the little circular nubs as sketches on the fixture skeleton and extrude them up to the surfaces of the parts. If the parts are arranged equally you could probably pattern the nubs.
  6. Once you finish one side switch to creating the removable holder for the other side: like your drawing has all the rods in it.

 

Hope that clears up some of the confusion everyone is having and helps get you started with some ideas.

By: Paul Wyndham  Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:23:04 GMT
Re: Guys I have a 1.4 inch width 1.9 in length back plate and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of them for cleaning purpose. Can you help me with that??

Ziad Chamseddine wrote:

I have my work and was in a vacation,....

Where did you go?  On vacation again?

Ziad Chamseddine wrote:

Yes, I prepared the simple parts of the assembly but still facing problems with the base part.....

....the assembly that I attached have several parts, I did the simple parts but still stuck in the base part

You never attached these simple parts here so that help can be offered?  I don't understand the problem without geometry.

 

Question 3.  Why are you using SolidWorks for design and then resorting back to mere words and pictures to try to convey your Design Intent?  If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 3D geometry might be worth a thousand pictures.  Think about it!

 

There is the equivalent of thousands of dollars worth of help available for free on this forum, but you are not using geometry to convey your Design Intent.

By: J. Mather  Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:59:47 GMT
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