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How to Double Your SolidWorks Productivity ?
Monday, October 29, 2007

This book tells us how to double our solidworks productivity.The author of this book is Malcolm M.Stephens.
SolidWorks CEO John McEleny said "This book is a must read for SolidWorks users and managers".

Originally This book is published in 2003 and now out of print, only a few copies of this book remain for sale through the publisher.Therefore, we are making it available as a free pdf download. Click Here.

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Fastening feature in Solidworks 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Fastening features streamline creation of common features for plastic and sheet metal parts

Mounting bosses : - Create a variety of mounting bosses. Set the number of fins and choose a hole or a pin

watch the Video

Snap hooks and snap hook grooves :- Customize the snap hook and snap hook groove. You must first create a snap hook before you can create a snap hook groove.

Vents:- Create a variety of vents using a sketch you create. Set the number of ribs and spars. Flow area is calculated automatically.

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Corner trim in Solidworks 2007 Sheet Metal
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Corner Trim Tool:

The Corner-trim tool cuts or adds material to flattened sheet metal parts on an edge or a face.

The Corner-trim Tool is available only with flattened parts.

This Tool is also used to add or subtract material to a flattened part.

The available reliefs for corner trim are
  • Circular
  • Square
  • Bend Waist.
The corner trim tool is available in Solidworks 2007.

The options in Corner Trim Tool are
collect all corners - Selects all inside corners as shown in the figure.

Centered on bend lines:

It will add corner cuts that are centered relative to the bend lines. This is available only with Relief set to Circular or Square.

Add filleted corners

It will create a fillet of a specified radius on the inside corners of the sheet metal.

Square relief with filleted corners

Break corner options

1. Chamfered break

It adds material in the inner corners of the sheet metal and removes the material in the outer corners as shown in the figure.

2. Filleted break



We can use the filleted and chamfer break options for inners corners by checking the internal corners only checkbox.

Instead of using Chamfer and fillet option we can use this break corner option for sheet metals in Solidworks.


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How to Create a Isometric sectional view of a drawing?
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
1.We can create a Section View in a drawing by cutting the parent view with a vertical or horizontal section line. The section view can be a straight cut section or an offset section defined by a stepped section line.

2.First we have to insert the drawing view which needs to be placed in Isometric section view.A section line is drawn vertically across the activated View named as Section A-A.Then the left sectional view is placed as shown in the fig:1

Fig:1

3. Select the menu "Isometric section View" that pop ups after selecting the sectional view with Right Mouse Button as shown in Fig:2.



4. Then the Isometric Section view is created as shown in Fig:3


5.If we want to remove the Isometric section view,Select the menu "Remove Isometric View" that pop ups after selecting the Isometric section view with Right Mouse Button.



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All about Physical Simulation
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
What is Physical Simulation?

Physical Simulation allows us to simulate the effects of motors, springs, and gravity on your assemblies.

Physical Simulation combines simulation elements with SolidWorks tools such as mates and Physical Dynamics to move components around your assembly.

We can use the results from Physical Simulation to automatically set up loads and boundary conditions for each part in an assembly for a COSMOSXpress analysis.

To create a simulation
1. Add simulation elements.
2. Record the simulation.
3. Playback the simulation.

What are the simulation Elements in Solidworks 2007?
1. Linear or Rotary Motors
2. Springs
3. Gravity

Linear or Rotary Motors
  • Linear and rotary motors are simulation elements that move components around an assembly using Physical Simulation.
  • Physical Simulation combines simulation elements with other tools such as mates and Physical Dynamics to move components in a realistic manner within the components degrees of freedom

Springs

  • Linear springs are simulation elements that move components around an assembly using Physical Simulation.
  • Physical Simulation combines simulation elements with other tools such as mates and Physical Dynamics to move components in a realistic manner within the components degrees of freedom.
  • Springs apply a force to a component. A spring with a higher spring constant will move a component faster than a spring with a lower spring constant. Also, a component with a smaller mass will move faster than a component with a larger mass if acted upon by an equal strength spring.
  • Motion due to a spring stops when the spring reaches its free length.
  • Motion due to motors supersedes motion due to springs. If you have a motor moving a component to the left and a spring pulling a component to the right, the component moves to the left.

Gravity

  • Gravity is a simulation element that moves components around an assembly using Physical Simulation.
  • Physical Simulation combines simulation elements with other tools such as mates and Physical Dynamics to move components in a realistic manner within the components degrees of freedom.

To learn More watch the video of physical simulation here


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