Thursday, April 17, 2014

Powerpoint presentation

Today, I quickly made a new part and started to work on the powerpoint some. I like to try and make a solidworks part everyday to keep me alert and ready to work on it if needed.

Monday, April 14, 2014

"Complicated" SolidWorks Part

I'm not sure if this one was easier than most of them or my SolidWorks skills have improved, but this part was one of the easiest for me to complete. At first, the part was scary to just look at, but it was very easy to make. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Part 4 Step by Step

The yellow picture is the part that is to be drawn. The dimensions are all given.

The very first step is to draw the outline of the main structure. For this drawing, I started in front plane, as it is the plane that is used in the picture below.

The next step is just to extrude the drawing by 20, as specified by the picture. This step is shown in the picture below.

Next, I exited the sketch and started a new drawing in top plane. The outline is shown in the picture below.

The next and final step is to extrude the front plane drawing by 5, as specified in the beginning picture. To make sure the drawing is the same as the model picture, I changed the view to isometric and compared.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Part 4

This is the next part I will be working on. This should be interesting to work on because of the piece of the part that is hanging detached from the rest of the design. I believe the easiest way to make this part is to build the main piece, and to work on the detachment later. This will be done by making a second plane and extruding.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Part Completion

This part was one of the harder ones to complete. There were a lot of different planes involved in making this part, which got confusing a lot of times. At first it was difficult to make the quarter circle in the design, but after figuring it out the first time, it was easy the next time around.

Monday, March 31, 2014

New part

Today, I will begin a new part. This part looks to be very challenging, and will challenge my understanding of planes.

Monday, March 17, 2014

One day challenge!

Today, I gave myself a part to complete, giving myself only the day to have it completely done. With only a few minutes left in class, I did my last extrusion and the part was complete. Today was one of the first days i've tried making a plane and drawing on the new plane. Most of the time, I just use the default planes.