Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating reference planes for the bottom of the cabinet, part of Modeling a Cabinet with SOLIDWORKS.
- The part that we want to create first…is going to be this base and bottom section.…From a planning perspective,…and using planes,…I'm going to need a plane to define the width…of this base.…And then also the width of this bottom section.…We're going to need a thickness,…we are also going to need a back plane…and a front plane as well.…So, a front for this base,…and a front for the bottom section.…Let's get straight to it.…Back into SOLIDWORKS,…just quickly notice that the skeleton component…does not have a prefix.…
What that means to me…is that this component is floating.…If I right-click on the skeleton,…you'll notice that I have an option here…to fix it.…It is a best practice that the first part…or component in an assembly, is in fact fixed.…Left-click on the skeleton icon,…and the fourth icon from the left is edit part,…go ahead and select that.…We can see that our colors changed…and the confirmation corner is active.…Now, if we expand the part,…notice that my planes are currently hidden.…
So I'm going to go ahead and shift+select them,…
AuthorLeon van den Heever
- Setting up the model and adding components
- Creating the main structure of the cabinet
- Modeling the door
- Building the drawer
- Testing the model
Skill Level Advanced
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1. Establishing Our Workflow
2. The Main Structure
3. Door and Drawer
4. Finalizing and Testing
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