Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the part and dimensions, part of Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (2015).
- In this movie I'm going to do a walkthrough of an adjustment, or a modification to this part. So you can see here from the drawing, it's showing I have this pocket on the upper left-hand quadrant, and it has a 9mm wall thickness to the adjacent features, as well as a 10mm radius. So let's go ahead and close that down, expand this window here, and click on the surface right there. I'm going to start a brand new Sketch. As soon as I do that I'm going to use the Offset Entities command, and I'm going to switch the direction and make that 9.000mm, and I click Ok.
And then using the Line tool, I'm going to create some lines from the quadrants here of this circle, out to the outside edges. So we don't really need all this information, right, we're going to trim away a lot of the other lines we're not using, but it does make it really nice for us to create these lines right here. So using the Trim tool, I'm going to be in Power trim. I'm going to trim these lines here, trim that line away there, trim this away over here, through that one, and this little tiny arc out there on that corner, and then do the exact same thing over here.
I'm going to trim away this little section here, trim that away, zoom out, I'm going to zoom, cut these out, and that little arc, that looks pretty good. And then the last think I need to do, because in this corner, I do need to fillet this stuff later, so, let's create a couple lines right here, from there, out to there, and then over to that other point. And then click on that line, I can delete it if I wanted to, but I'm just going to change it to Construction, so it doesn't effect our shape. Once we have all that, let's go over to Features, Extruded Cut, now I'm going to use, instead of Blind, I'm going to say Up To Surface, I'm going to make it the same depth as this pocket right over here.
Click Ok, and there's my shape, and then go up to the FIllet command, click on 10.000mm, and then just go ahead and choose these inside edges. Now as soon as I choose the first one, it does give me the ability to choose the other two, click on that, and just that easy, you can add that pocket to the corner of this part.
He also breaks down the three segments of the test (part modeling, configurations, and assemblies), providing strategies that will help you pass each section. At the end of the course, there are two sample exams to practice what you've learned.
- CSWP requirements review
- Working with sketch entities, tools, and relations
- Using the boss and cut features
- Performing sweeps and lofts
- Smoothing corners with Fillet and Chamfer
- Creating linear and circular patterns
- Setting up equations
- Creating multibody parts
- Setting mass properties
- Working with materials and constraints
- Inserting components
- Setting up reference geometry
- Arranging features to change the part
- Working with suppression states
- Using a design table to build configurations
- Establishing standard drawing views
- Annotating your drawings