SolidWorks Document types

There are three main document types used by solidworks Here is the exhaustive list Design Documents .SLDASM SolidWorks Assembly File Type .SLDDRW SolidWorks Drawing File Type .SLDPRT SolidWorks Part File Type Templates and Formats .asmdot Assembly Template .asmprp Assembly custom…

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Boundary Cut Feature in SolidWorks

This tool cuts a solid mode by removing material between two profiles in two directions. This works similar to boundary base / boss features, just the opposite, instead of filling the materials, it removes it.    Send article as PDF…

Shell Features SolidWorks

Shell feature is used to remove material from an existing feature and create a thin walled structure. This can be useful in creating hollow structures like pipes etc.. To start with lets create a extrude of 30 mm in length…

Boundary Boss / Base Feature in SolidWorks

This is a tool to create complex parts in SolidWorks. Adds materials between profiles in two directions to create a solid feature. In this tutorial we create two profiles in different planes and fill the material using Boundary Boss /…

Rib Feature In SolidWorks

Rib is a special feature in SolidWorks. It works by filling the open / closed contour with material of specific thickness in the specified direction. To see how a rib works let first draw an L bracket with 50 mm…

Swept Surface in SolidWorks

This tutorials shows you how to create a swept surface using the swept surface tool. This tool is similar to the swept boss/base tool in SolidWorks. To create a swept surface you have to create a open / close profile…

Lofted Surface Tutorials in SolidWorks

Lofted surface tool in SolidWorks is used to create a surface between two or more profiles. This is similar to lofted boss / base tool in features menu. Start by creating a circle of 40 mm on top plane.   …

How to apply materials to bodies in SolidWorks

To apply material to a body / part in SolidWorks, open the part navigate to material option as shown in figure in the left pane and click edit material. You can also select the material directly from the list of…