Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Multibody parts, part of Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (2015).
- In this video we are going to be looking at multibody parts. How to create them and how to delete them. First things first, I have a single part right now. If I take this part and I create a sketch and let's just go ahead and create a center point rectangle right on this top surface here, and there it is. Let's do an extruded cut and let's just cut through this. Soon as I cut through it, I'm going to say "through all" Now, I have a multibody part. So notice it asks me do I want to keep all these bodies or select the bodies I want to choose? So if I click on "select bodies" I can choose which one I want to keep if I click on "all bodies" I get everything there.
So now I have two bodies, and if you look over here on our tree, you can see I have a drop down and I've cut extrude number 1 and cut extrude number 1/2 or the second part of that. So this is a multibody part, and a great way to deal with parts like this is, I can right click on it, I can say "isolate" I can display it differently by choosing a wire frame, for instance, or showing how I want to view that part. I can right click on it and I can say "delete it". I can add it to a new part as a separate part, so I can basically create a very complex part, and I can break it into smaller pieces by slicing into smaller sections and then save out each one of those to create an assembly afterwards.
It's another great way to do multibody modeling techniques. Either way you do it, we have a couple different parts here. I also want to point out that if I were to start a sketch I can do this directly from the beginning, right. I can create multiple items on a sketch. I am going to choose this plane right there, the front plane. I'm just going to start with a couple circles, I can start with a hexagon, maybe a rectangle. And go to "features" "extrude" and again, when I extrude this out I've automatically created a multibody part.
So then I have all these bodies in this multibody part and if I wanted to isolate any one of them, like for instance this part right here, I could just right click on it, open it up, and click on "isolate" and just work on just that one individually, or I can exit out of that, or again I can click on a part here, right click on it and insert it into a new part, then I can add additional features or remove some material from that part. So again it's a great way to work with a bunch of different parts all in one original part and then break it into smaller pieces if need be, or just keep it all in the same assembly.
So that's the basics for multibody parts.
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