Instructional Videos
SolidWorks, Assembly Templates, Spur Gear and Bevel Gear Mates, Spring and Assemblies, Pack and Go:

Videos on this page include:

136. SolidWorks, Creating our CAD Lab Assembly Template File, Inches, Millimeters
137. SolidWorks, Simple Bevel Gear Friction Wheel Demo using the Gear Mate, Mechanical Mate
138. SolidWorks, Simple Spur Gear Friction Wheel Demo using the Gear Mate, Mechanical Mate
139. SolidWorks, Modeling a Spring for an Interactive Assembly, Part 1, Helix and Various Options
140. SolidWorks, Modeling a Spring for an Interactive Assembly, Part 2, Fix the Spiral, non Helix Sweep
141. SolidWorks, Modeling a Spring for an Interactive Assembly, Part 3, Details, In Context Assembly
142. SolidWorks, Using the "Pack and Go..." Function
143. Chain Segment Motion with Sprockets in an Assembly with the Path Mate
144. Basic Assembly Techniques, Part 1, Getting Started, Part Configurations, Temporary Axes 
145. Basic Assembly Techniques, Part 2, Smart Mate, Width Mate
146. Basic Assembly Techniques, Part 3, Using the Toolbox, Screws, Washers, Nuts, Smart Mates 
147. Basic Assembly Techniques, Part 4, Exploded View Configuration, Explode Line Sketch
148. Basic Assembly Techniques, Part 5, Animate Collapse, Rename and Reorder Steps
 



136. This video demonstrates how to put together our assembly template files in the CAD lab for use throughout the quarter.  Back to the top



137. This video demonstrates the techniques used in the modeling of a simple bevel gear set, inserting them into an assembly and using the Gear Mate to simulate gear motion. The parts that represent the gears are basic "friction wheels' whose pitch diameters are defined as a circular sketch in the middle of each of the bevel gear surfaces. The Revolve Boss/Base feature is used to create the gears.  Back to the top



138. This video demonstrate the techniques used in the modeling of a simple spur gear set, inserting them into an assembly and using the Gear Mate to simulate gear motion. The parts that represent the gears are basic "friction wheels' whose pitch diameters are represented by each of the gear exterior edges.  Back to the top



139. This video describes the various options used when using the Helix Curve Feature in the modeling of a spring including the "Pitch and Revolution", "Height and Revolution", "Height and Pitch" and the"Spiral Option". It also discusses some of the options and problems that you may encounter. Back to the top



140. This video describes how to fix some problems defining the "Spiral" option in the Helix. It also describes a different option without the helix using options in the Swept Boss/Base using three sketches.  Back to the top



141. This video adds some additional details to the Spring then describes how to insert it into an existing assembly using an "In Context" sketch relation on one of the Spring Sketch entities. This relation allows the Spring to interact with related motion in the assembly.  Back to the top



142. This video demonstrates the various options for using the convenient "Pack and Go" file save option when sending various assembly and drawing files. Back to the top



143. This video demonstrates a technique for assembling chain links together, in conjunction with 2 sprockets in an Assembly. The chain segments move along a path emulating interaction with the 2 sprockets resulting in expected inter-sprocket movement. The Path Mate along with mating the 2 front planes together were used to define these parts in the assembly.  Back to the top
 



144. These videos demonstrate assembly techniques in a basic model involving machine type motion. This video demonstrates how to start an assembly and different methods on inserting various components. This video also demonstrates the use of Smart Mates, the Width Mate plus other mates in an Assembly. Back to the top



145. This video demonstrates how to start an assembly and different methods on inserting various components. This video also demonstrates the use of Smart Mates, the Width Mate plus other mates in an Assembly.  Back to the top



146. Once the assembly is together this video demonstrates how to insert components from the SolidWorks Toolbox like screws, washers and nuts. This video also demonstrates how to also use Edit Component within an assembly to modify a part.   Back to the top



147. Once the assembly is together along with Toolbox items this video demonstrates how to create an Exploded View Configuration and how to insert and modify Explode Line Sketches. 
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148. With the Exploded View and Explode Line Sketch in place you can use some display and view options to toggle between the 2 views. This video demonstrates how to animate the collapse and the exploding of the assembly. It also demonstrates options with the Animation Controller and how to rename and reorder some of the exploded steps.  Back to the top