Using SOLIDWORKS, we will look at the features and geometry we use to create effective tapered and thin part designs. We will start with a house plan and show how we can use draft while extruding to create a complex roof design. Then, starting with a chunky, solid block style prototype we will start to develop a casting design that can be used in a mass production scenario. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2016.
Tandy Banks is a technology and manufacturing liaison with design specialties in high-pressure pumping, compressed natural gas systems, heavy fabrication, large mobile equipment, trailer design, and fluid power systems. Continually pursuing improvement across all aspects of organizations.
Hello, my name is Tandy Banks, and welcome to my course SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Molded & Casted Parts. I'm the new products manager and elite application engineer at GoEngineer.
This course will show techniques and features used to create drafted and tapered geometries. These are typically used when designing parts that are manufactured with some form of a mold.
Some of the major topics that we will cover include using draft during extrusion, adding draft to existing faces, designing part geometry within an assembly, and using the shell feature to hollow part geometries.
By the end of this course, you'll know and understand how to make tapered shapes and prepare part designs with manufacturing methods in mind. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with SOLIDWORKS, specifically in sketching basics, part modeling basics, and a basic understanding of assemblies. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn drafted and tapered shapes with the SOLIDWORKS Essentials -Molded & Casted Parts course here at Pluralsight.