## Linear Pattern – SolidWorks Tutorial #10

Linear Pattern – SolidWorks Tutorial #10 Let’s create a through hole at the bottom of the pocket. Select the bottom wall of the pocket and start sketching. Note that when you click on the wall next to the cursor the menu appears. You can also choose sketching from this menu. Let’s set the Normal to…

## Mirror – SolidWorks Tutorial #9

Mirror – SolidWorks Tutorial #9 Now we can add a mirror operation of this hole relative to plane 1 . Let’s choose the Mirror operation. Select Plane 1 as the Mirror Face/Plane and select the hole for Features to Mirror. Ok and we got a second hole on the other side of the plane. Let’s…

## Chamfer – SolidWorks Tutorial #8

Chamfer – SolidWorks Tutorial #8 At this moment, we can add chamfers on the edges. To select the Chamfer operation, expand the menu under the Fillet button. Select the four edges of the part as the Items To Chamfer and specify the chamfer parameters as a distance of 2 mm and an angle of 45…

## Plane – Reference Geometry – SolidWorks Tutorial #7

Plane – Reference Geometry – SolidWorks Tutorial #7 The mirror operation works so that it creates a copy of the selected features relative to some reference geometry. Such geometry can be e.g. a wall or a plane. We want to make copies of this hole in the other corners. So first, I want to add…

## Hole Wizard – SolidWorks Tutorial #6

Hole Wizard – SolidWorks Tutorial #6 Now we will create a hole for the M8 screw with a cylindrical head with a hexagon socket. And we could do it manually by creating a sketch and using the extrude feature, but we can make things a little easier with the hole wizard. Let’s choose Hole Wizard…

## Fillet – SolidWorks Tutorial #5

Fillet – SolidWorks Tutorial #5 We will now add fillets in four inside corners of this pocket. Select the Fillet operation. And indicate the corners of the pocket as the Items To Fillet. And specify a radius of 25 mm. And accept the operation. Ok, let’s add the fillet on the upper edge of the…

## Extruded Cut – SolidWorks Tutorial #4

Extruded Cut – SolidWorks Tutorial #4 Another basic operation in 3D CAD systems is the operation Extruded Cut. I would like to receive a rectangular pocket on top face of the rectangle. So at the beginning we will create another rectangle. To create a sketch on this face, select it and choose Sketch. Now the…

## Extruded Boss – SolidWorks Tutorial #3

Extruded Boss – SolidWorks Tutorial #3 One of the basic operations of 3D CAD systems is the operation of extruding a sketch. From the Features tab select the Extruded Boss/Base option. And here we can specify the dimension of this extrusion. Let’s enter here 20 mm. And click ok. And in this way we created…

## Sketch and Dimensions – SolidWorks Tutorial #2

Sketch and Dimensions – SolidWorks Tutorial #2 We can sketch a rectangle in several ways. At this point, we will use the Rectangle from corner option. And after choosing this option, all we have to do is indicate two opposite corners. For now, we do not care about dimensions. We will now add them using…

## Start Sketch – SolidWorks Tutorial #1

SolidWorks Tutorial #1 – Start Sketch After starting SolidWorks we have such an initial window and we can start with creating a new part, a new assembly or a new drawing. Click this button. We’ll start with creating a new part so double click this button with the left mouse button or select this option…