How to Download Premade Parts from the Internet


show more When creating assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, you can download CAD files from the Internet and build the parts yourself; however, downloading pre-made parts from the Internet can save you a lot of time as well as money invested. In this online tutorial, learn how easy it can be to find the parts you require to create your assembly. show less
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Downloading premade parts from the Internet

One of the best ways to build assemblies is to not build the parts at all. Standard parts can be downloaded from a variety of websites and used in your assemblies. Let's take a look. One of my favorites is McMaster-Carr. If you just go to mcmastercar.com, you can download just about any type of hardware you can imagine. Go ahead and just search for whatever you're looking for, and generally there'll be a CAD file to download. To give you an example, let's go down here and click on that very first item, screws and bolts. Let's pick the very first, socket head cap screw and pick a black-oxide one, and let's just go dawn here and pick out, in this case here, I'm looking for a three quarter ten by three inch.

You can see the price. You can click on the item. You can click on the product detail to get the full sheet. Gives you a full 2D drawing and we can also download the CAD file in a variety of formats including SolidWorks. Go and click on Save. You can open the part right away. C...

Downloading premade parts from the Internet
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When creating assemblies in SOLIDWORKS, you can download CAD files from the Internet and build the parts yourself; however, downloading pre-made parts from the Internet can save you a lot of time as well as money invested. In this online tutorial, learn how easy it can be to find the parts you require to create your assembly.

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