Test you SOLIDWORKS knowledge. This sample exam question asks you to demonstrate using the Trim tools.
- [Instructor] For question number three of the exam, we're asked to trim these front surfaces. If I jump over to the question, you can see here the question's asking us to create an angle of five degrees with a trim surface in the front and then measure the top surface. If I scroll up here, you can see here I need to create some type of an angle here at five degrees. It's a 115 from the end and I measure this top surface. So let's go back over here to the part. Let's start a sketch. And I want to choose the plane, which is the front plane here.
Let's go ahead and create a line. And just starting this way, I'm going up. And then let's go ahead and create a center line. So what I'm doing here is just create a simple dimension of five degrees. Five. Okay? Now we need a dimension from here down to the end of the part which is supposed to be 115. And there it is. And that's pretty much all we need to do to trim off those surfaces. Now there's two things we can do here. We can one, is create a extruded surface and then use a trim command. We can also just go ahead right over here and click on Trim Surface.
So by clicking on Trim Surface I'm going to chose that sketch itself and I'm going to remove the section right there. Click on Okay. And just that easy, we're able to kind of trim off the front of that. Now that seemed pretty straightforward and easy, right? So, if I go back, get rid of that. Delete that out of there. The other way to do that is, here's a sketch. Go ahead and create an extruded surface. Kind of drag that through the part. You can see here. Now you've got that surface kind of cutting through the part. Then you can come over here and trim surface. I'm going to use this as my trim tool right here.
Then remove these sections here. That's the second way to do that. But the first way is pretty straightforward and easy, and you don't end up with another surface just hanging around. So we can use that sketch, just trim off the front of the part and it should be straightforward and pretty simple to do. Go over here and hide this secondary surface. This one here. Let's go ahead and hide it. And then come up here, and let's measure that top surface. I come up with 3720. And jump over here and take a look at the answer key. 3723 is what they get, but we have plus or minus 40.
So we're well within that range. So I think we're all set.
- Exam-taking techniques
- Surfacing tools
- Creating splines and 3D curves
- Building a boundary surface
- Extending and untrimming surfaces
- Knitting surfaces together
- Creating surface fillets
- Using the Thicken tool