Use this Design Library element to create a different kind of element.
- [Narrator] So next step is to test the block to make sure that it works the way we expect. So we're going to switch over to SolidWorks and see how it works. So we're back in SolidWorks. We've got out Chapter 9 - Test file open and ready. We're in the Awesome Blocks folder of our Design Library, and you can see the panel cut out we created. So we can just drag and drop it onto that face. Notice we do not have to be in a sketch to add it.
So I'm just going to place it right there, and then I'm going to green check, okay? So notice we've go this sketch here, and the sketch shows the block that we've placed. Now to locate it all we have to do is add some dimensions. So notice we're in sketch mode, and I can add a relation between the origin and that center point and line them up, and add a dimension.
And it's placed, okay? It shows under defined because it doesn't see all the dimensions, but you don't have to fully define the block sketch. Now if you wanted to modify it, you can also explode the block and make changes to the block if you want. Notice you don't see any of the dimensions. None of the dimensions came in. And I'm going to come over to features and I'm going to do extrude to cut, through all, green check, and there it is.
We've created a feature from a block very quickly and easily.
- Adding a custom library to SOLIDWORKS
- Designing library folder locations
- Creating custom annotations for drawings
- Creating a grain direction annotation
- Modifying an existing forming tool
- Adding a forming tool to the Design Library
- Creating a hole pattern for a circuit board component
- Creating a feature to be reused
- Saving a feature to the Design Library
- Saving a block to the Design Library