SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Calendar Dial Tutorial

Calendar Dial: This is a fully detailed production part with over a hundred features. Learn about how to use a Layout sketch to plan your work and work your plan. Many techniques are demonstrated in this model. Multi-body part design creates three solids representing the different moving parts of the dial. Hybrid modeling is shown with surface geometry being used to cut solid model bodies. There are examples of surface modeling including: cuts with surfaces, surface lofts, filled surfaces, surface revolves, offset surfaces and surface untrims. Other more rare solid features include: helical threads, revolve and swept cuts, a thin cut, and combines using the subtract option. Circular patterns help create several multi-feature patterns. Download this part to learn about using Layout sketches and Hybrid Modeling.

Download: Calendar Dial
Complexity: Complex
Features: Surface Loft, Layout Sketch, Helical Threads, Combine using the Subtract Option

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

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