Introduction to Advanced Solidworks Lessons

Have you ever wondered how these beautiful complex 3d models online were made in Solidworks, and how did people model them? It is just not enough to know what we learned in the class right? Personally, I just don't satisfy only knowing how to use simple Extruded Cut and Extrusion in Solidworks. There must be something more interesting and exciting stuff in Solidworks.  At here, I will introduce to you the function buttons that you may have never hit in the class and how to use these buttons to model some shapes that may be very useful in your projects. 


My Goal

My goal is to help you come up with the most easiest method to create the 3d model, and recognize how to make a relative simple model in less than one minute.  The more practice, the more better!


Let's Do IT, So What is Sweep?

Sweep is sketch cross section profile going along with a desired path. Sweep can form solid body, surface, and use solid body to sweep cut existing solid body. 

You can find how to use sweep and what things you need to pay attention to when you use sweep function by searching in Google, but there is one little bit thing may cause you error when sweeping, and you may not find the solution online. At here, I will share with you that the close contour line should have a small gap with the origin point. You may not know what I am talking about right now, but you will definitely understand that when you go though my lessons. 

Thank you very much for your attention! Let's Get it Started!


Lesson One: Sweep with Twist Along the Path

A Simple Step to Make a Jewel Production


Lesson Two: Using Sweep Tool to Create Stranded Wires and Solving Profiles for Sweep are Self-intersecting Problems


Lesson Three: Using Multiple Sweep Guide Line


Lesson Four: Using 3D Curve Projected by Sketching Shape to Sweep


Lesson Five: Using Solid Body Sweep Cut to Make Ball Screw

Ball Screw


Lesson Six: Using Sweep Tool to Make Tension Spring

Tension Spring


Lesson Seven: Sweeping with Thin Feature to Create Tuba

Tuba

Lesson Eight: A Little Bit Gap to Make 26-face Polyhedron

26-face Polyhedron


Homework: How do You Make these Models

Model One: Five Star

Five Star

Model Two: Metal Spring

Metal Spring

Model Three: Metal Desk

Metal Desk

Model Four: Non-linear Spring for Flower Vase Design

Non-linear Spring for Flower Vase Design

Model Five: 62-face Polyhedron

62-face Polyhedron

Model Six: Ashtray

Ashtray

Model Seven: Screw Bolt with Nice Ending Thread

Screw Bolt