Join Leon van den Heever for an in-depth discussion in this video Initial setup and adding components, part of Modeling a Cabinet with SOLIDWORKS.
- To get started with our modeling,…let's go ahead and create a new assembly.…Use the default templates that you have.…I'm going to go ahead and say cancel…to the Begin Assembly property dialogue…and the first thing we want to do is…save our assembly.…Hit the save button or control S on your keyboard.…I'm going to name this, and this will be the top level…assembly, 000_Cabinet…and enter.…And with this saved, we can look at inserting components.…
Now SolidWorks by default,…if we go to the Assembly tab on our Command bar…and the second icon is Insert Component.…With its fly out menu, we have a number of options…and we're going to be inserting new parts all the time.…Now when you insert a new part by default,…SolidWorks will create the part virtually.…In other words, it is embedded within the…assembly file itself.…Now I do want to have my files saved externally…and certainly we can do that from a virtual component…as it is known, but because I'm going to be doing…that anyway, we can set SolidWorks to do this…for us automatically and save us quite a bit of time.…
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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