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Understanding the Versatility of Your Toolset in SolidWorks
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Released Feb 13, 2014
Dave Urasky

Guest Tutor

Dave Urasky
Throughout these lessons we will use SolidWorks robust sketching tools in the creation of a metal lathe. We'll use basic feature tools in unusual manners to understand that SolidWorks is very flexible in its performance. The revolve feature tool will be used extensively to show how versatile it is.

We'll create an assembly using standard, advanced and mechanical mates. And lastly, proper file management will also be discussed in this tutorial.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:09
Using the supplied files
2

Using the supplied files

 
02:10
Creating the first part file
3

Creating the first part file

 
11:16
Importance of file management
4

Importance of file management

 
01:34
Creating the cam lock pin using a Revolve Boss
5

Creating the cam lock pin using a Revolve Boss

 
10:41
Making the base shape of the feed screw
6

Making the base shape of the feed screw

 
04:36
Cutting the threads on the feed screw
7

Cutting the threads on the feed screw

 
07:58
Creating the basic shape of the jaws
8

Creating the basic shape of the jaws

 
11:16
Using revolve cuts to create the steps in the jaws
9

Using revolve cuts to create the steps in the jaws

 
08:35
Placing the chamfers on the jaws
10

Placing the chamfers on the jaws

 
02:14
Preparing to cut the threads into the jaws
11

Preparing to cut the threads into the jaws

 
07:23
Using a swept cut to create the threads in the jaws
12

Using a swept cut to create the threads in the jaws

 
04:38
Beginning the body of the chuck
13

Beginning the body of the chuck

 
10:16
Creating patterned features in the body
14

Creating patterned features in the body

 
05:17
Threading holes in the bottom of the body
15

Threading holes in the bottom of the body

 
07:44
Creating a tapered mount for the chuck
16

Creating a tapered mount for the chuck

 
02:19
Using the Toolbox to select hardware
17

Using the Toolbox to select hardware

 
03:58
Beginning the assembly
18

Beginning the assembly

 
08:16
Creating a sub-assembly
19

Creating a sub-assembly

 
10:07
Adding the finishing touches
20

Adding the finishing touches

 
04:43