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Three-Dimensional Modeling (Using SolidWorks)
Fall Quarter 2017
 
 
Instructional Videos 
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Video 24, SolidWorks, Introduction, more Sketch Entities, Ellipse, and Straight Slot Sketch Entities, Circular Feature Pattern


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Video 25, SolidWorks Toolbar Tour. In this video we will look at all of the ins and outs of the Lofted Boss/Base feature - exploring the various options and what they do.  This videos covers a bunch of advance options.  For the class - only the first 15 minutes or so may be of the most use for now.  But rememeber the rest of the video for potential future needs.


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Video 26, SolidWorks, How to Model a Hammer Handle or Similar Form, In this video we will discuss the application of the Lofted Boss/Base Feature using various profile and Guide Curves to drive our design.  We will also explore offsetting planes for profiles, the Ellipse Sketch Entity, the Style Spline for our Guide Curve and the Extrude Cut Feature – using the Draft option - and cutting to the outside.


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Video 27, SolidWorks, How to Model a Fender, or Similar Form, using Sweep and Loft Features, In this video we will set up the Swept Boss/Base feature by working on some complex sketches for the path and profile then sweeping it down our path to complete our Wheel Guard.  We’ll then set up our Guide Curves and our Loft Profiles for our Lofted Boss/Base Feature to finish things off.


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Week 4 - Student Question about: Hinge Plate Mass Properties Error makes it 3 Times Heavier - 3 Solid Bodies! This student was getting a mass, on his finished Hinge Plate, that was about 3 times more than it should have been.  The Problem was that he used a Circular Feature Pattern using the Bodies selection instead of selecting features.  This video shows how to fix that.


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Week 4 - Student Help on the Sarrus Wheel Guard - Sweep Profile Wrong Direction


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Week 4 - Student Help on a Sweep Feature for the Threads of a Light Bulb