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Compare the geometry of two parts to find face and volumetric differences. It is particularly useful for comparisons to imported geometry. Find differences in the geometry of similar parts. Find differences in the volumes of similar parts.
Create face fillets to modify and repair imported geometry. Define the size and shape of the fillet using selected faces and edges instead of a constant radius value. Use options such as Curvature continuous, Constant width, Tangent propagation, and Hold lines to define the face fillet. Modify imported geometry using a face fillet. Ensure curvature continuity with faces adjacent to the fillet. Set a constant chord length of a fillet. Define a stopping edge, or hold line, for a face fillet.
Use surface tools to create complex blends at the intersections of surfaces. The tools used in this module include trim surfaces, lofted surfaces, and fill surfaces. Trim surfaces using a sketch as the trim entity. Create a blend between surfaces using a lofted surface. Fill an area that is completely bounded by surfaces using the fill surface tool.
Use the ConfigurationManager to add configurations and modify the part by controlling the suppression state of features and by configuring dimensions. Use the ConfigurationManager to add configurations to a part. Suppress features to represent a different version of the model. Configure dimensions to create different size versions of the part.
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.
Create 2D or 3D curves defined by mathematical equations. The curve can be explicit where y is a function of x, or parametric where x, y, and z are functions of t. Create a 3D spline using a parametric mathematical equation. Create a sweep feature using one 3D spline as the path and another as the guide curve.
Use this tool to find the differences between two bill of materials (BOM) tables. Differences include changes in quantity, part number, etc.. Find differences between similar BOMs. Set options of the Compare BOM tool. Interpret the output of the Compare BOM tool to identify the differences between BOMs.
The Indent command will form an impression of a selected tool body in a selected target body of a part. By using the options within the Indent command, a simple cut, thickness, or clearance can be formed around the tool body region. Understand the options within the Indent command. Create an Indent feature to form faces of a part around selected tool bodies. Use the Delete Body command to remove tool bodies from the 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.
Utilize functions of the Costing Task Pane and CostingManager tab to analyze the cost of manufacturing a sheet metal part. Use the Costing Task Pane to evaluate materials costs. Learn how to customize material options for material and blank size. Use the Costing Manager to evaluate manufacturing costs. Learn how to customize cost values for manufacturing. Understand the values displayed in the Estimated Cost Per Part. Generate a cost analysis report.
Add draft to cast and molded parts. Understand the various types of draft features you can create. Perform Draft Analysis to determine which faces need draft added to them.
Determine if proper draft exists in a part to be molded. Without proper draft, the part may fail to successfully eject from the mold. Evaluate draft on a molded part. Examine the different classes of drafted faces.
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.
When edges of a part are too close to allow for fillets to be created properly, often making use of separate solid bodies can help. Separate features into separate solid bodies. Apply fillets to the individual bodies. Use the Combine command to add the bodies back together. Apply an additional fillet to the part to complete the model.
Create exploded views in multibody parts using some of the same tools that you use to create an exploded view in an assembly. Toggle between exploded and collapsed states. Edit the explode steps. Create more than one exploded view per configuration.
Learn about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Surfacing exam. Understand some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification. Review some of the questions from the sample exam.
This lesson contains exercises so you can improve your proficiency with Features and Parts before taking the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam. There are 12 practice exercises for Features and Parts so this is the second of two lessons containing these exercises.
Apply options to constant radius fillets to modify adjacent features, faces, and edges. Use options to control geometry in a constant radius fillet. Keep or eliminate features contained within the fillet region. Set the overflow type to determine how fillets behave when they are larger than the available space. Smooth corners where two fillets edges meet.
Create a side core with draft from sketches on molds with trapped molding areas. Use feature freeze bar to exclude features from being rebuilt. Create side cores on molds. Exclude features from being rebuilt.
The Combine command makes use of separate solid bodies within a part. By using this tool, solid bodies volumes can be added together, subtracted, or produce a solid from the common volume between bodies. The Combine command makes use of separate solid bodies within a part. By using this tool, solid bodies volumes can be added together, subtracted, or produce a solid from the common volume between bodies. Use the Subtract option within the Combine tool to subtract one solid body from another. Use the Common option within the Combine tool to result in a solid produced from the intersection of solid bodies.
Check for sharp edges, sliver faces, discontinuous geometry and more. This affords you the opportunity to fix these issues before finalizing a design. Check a model for insignificant geometry, sliver faces, sharp edges, and discontinuous geometry. Specify search criteria.
Copy and derive a sketch to use the original sketch more than once. A copied sketch is not related to the original, whereas a derived sketch changes if the original sketch every changes. Create a derived sketch that retains the same shape as the original sketch. Copy a sketch. Modify the position and dimensions of a sketch. Create a loft through three profile sketches.
Use a familiar find and replace tool to search and change the text for various types of annotations on a drawing sheet. Find and replace text in drawing annotations.
Use minimal sketch geometry to create rib features that reinforce thin walled parts. Understand the various options for creating a Rib feature. Use simple and complex sketches to create rib features.