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Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:09 PM
Files that go with this tutorial can be downloaded here: DOWNLOAD
Many IDers are not familiar with the surfacing in Solidworks. It might be handy to go through a simple product like a mouse to walk through how you might go about modelling in solidworks. Over the next few days I will go over how to go about doing this in Solidworks.
I sketched this concept over lunch so the design might change over the next few days hehee Hopefully we will have a helpful series
Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:16 PM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 06:42 PM
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Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:06 PM
Posted 02 September 2004 - 10:15 PM
Well, SolidWorks is very easy to use if you ever had any experience with other parametric modellers. If not, I still believe that is easy to use once you understand what the "Parent/Child" topic is, and once you learn to model with the planes and axis! So, don't worry . . .put some energy to it....and for sure you gonna love it!
Posted 02 September 2004 - 11:04 PM
Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:49 PM
For me, solidworks is very intuitive especially if you know other modelling software. (I use Alias and Rhino mostly, since that's what they had at my school.) You can do a BOM and exploded views with a couple of mouse clicks in solidworks. But it's also rather expensive, especially if you are a student.
Also, check their website- they team up with local training companies in many areas to offer a free intro class. All you have to do is sign up. I got a limited trial version cd of the previous rev to take home (unfortunately, it wouldn't install though).
Posted 03 September 2004 - 04:06 PM
You can soon learn a whole palette of tools that allow very complex geometry in very few steps. However, Solidworks out of the box does not show all the tools that I use on a consistent basis. I will show you how to customize the layout for ID purposes.
This is what I see when I initially open Solidworks. There is not a whole lot to look at. This is because the interface subtly changes depending on the type of edited document
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