SolidWorks Part Reviewer: Glass with Controlled Edges

glassGlass with Controlled Edges: It is a good best practice to create a central axis for circular features when working on complication “revolved” parts. This should be reference for all circular features instead of sketch center lines, model faces or edges, etc.

A global variable defines the number of sections. This is used to create a cut that isolates one section of the glass. This way the finished shape can be pattered eliminating unnecessary rework. By using a global variable, the number of sections now parametrically drive the model.

Download: Moderate- Glass with Controlled Edges
Complexity: Moderate
Features used: Revolve, Global Variable, Sweep

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DraftSight Download: In conjunction with DraftSight, Dassault Systèmes’ 2D CAD product, the 2D drawing(.dwg) file of the Self Centering Ring tutorial is now available for download here.


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