In this video, learn to create three convenient views to be used during the rest of the course.
- [Instructor] When working with any SolidWorks part, there are usually a set of features which we are particularly interested in. It's very convenient to have a set of corresponding views which will allow us to snap quickly to those features. In this video, we'll set up three such views: a general view, a view of the con rod big end, and a view of the con rod little end. Hover over the view orientation icon, click the dropdown, and click New View. The first view we're going to create, we're going to name as standard, click Okay.
Now let's manipulate the model until our view of the big end is shown. So this looks good; let's click on here, select New View, and the name will be big end. Click Okay. Now let's choose a view which focuses on the little end.
That looks good, so go back to our icon, check New View; and we'll call this little end. Click okay; now we can hit the space bar to invoke the orientation menu. We can switch between the saved view. So at the moment we're in little end; we can choose big end, space bar. We could use standard. Notice that we can also, if we hit the space bar; if we make a mistake, we can easily delete that view.
So this is a very powerful way of manipulating and creating standard views. Now we can save the model, and we're going to save it as baseline_3. Hit Save. So in this video, we've created three pre-defined views. They're going to be very useful when we need to create entities of the big end and the little end.
- Setting up Simulation properties and defined views
- Preparing the geometry
- Setting up a local coordinate system
- Splitting surfaces
- Defining the constraint and the loads
- Running analysis
- Contour control
- XY plots