The first part modeling feature we're going to focus on is extrusions.…On the screen, you'll see the part that we're going to build throughout this chapter.…I'm going to roll the End of Part icon back to just below Extrusion 8.…On screen, you'll see what we should end up with at the end of our extrusions.…We're going to go ahead and create each of the eight extrusions that make up this part.…When I begin part modeling, I like to look for the biggest or most pronounced feature,…or the item that has the most things attached to it as my base feature.…That way, I have something solid I can build out from.…In this case, I see it as being this cube, and that's where we're going to start.…
I'm going to start a blank file to begin this process.…From the Application menu, you can select New > Part to create a blank part file to start from.…I'm going to create a new sketch by right-clicking and selecting New Sketch from the Marking menu.…Because this is the base feature, the origin planes are displayed, and I'm able to select…
- Navigating drawings with the View Cube and other navigation tools
- Sketching geometry
- Dimensioning parts
- Creating parameters
- Drawing circles, squares, and other shapes
- Creating extrusions
- Creating and managing constraints in assemblies
- Setting basic drawing dimensions
Skill Level Beginner
1. Basic Concepts
2. Navigating the Interface
4. Part Modeling
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