Learn how to add this kind of element to the library.
- [Instructor] In this segment we're going to look at how to save a block in SolidWorks and add it to our Design Library and reuse it. So, we want to open the Chapter nine Begin exercise and open the sketch under LC Connectors. And, we're going to use the Tools, Blocks, Make to define a new block. And, then we're going to select one of the cutout patterns and locate the insertion point at the center of the large center circle as our insertion point.
So let's move over to SolidWorks and do that. We've got an instrument panel. And, we've got our LC Connectors feature here with a sketch. So we're going to open up this sketch for editing. And, you'll notice we have this sketch right there. The LC Connector. So we want to turn that into a block. So, what we're going to do is we're going to go to Tools, Blocks, Make.
And, we're going to window around everything so all the circles are selected. And then we want to make sure that we define our insertion point. The insertion point's going to basically act as where things insert from. And we want to define that to be at the center of the circle. And then we're going to grain check. And you're going to see that now that part of the sketch has been converted to a block. And, they just gave it an aggregate name, so it'll start block four dash one, block five dash one, block six dash one, and so on.
So SolidWorks just assigns a name to the block.
- 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