SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Motor Slide Base Tutorial

Motor Slide Base: This model demonstrates the use of a time saving technique called a Smart Component. A Smart Component allows you to associate or “package together” other necessary components and features when placing a part in an assembly. The associated parts and features will be automatically placed along with the smart component by selecting a few reference faces. This particular example is used to quickly place a motor frame with the associated mounting holes and hardware.

This model also has mate reference included which is another way to become more efficient when assembly modeling. It will automatically add one or more mates without having to select multiple mate entities and the type of mate. A Design Table is used to create four sample configurations that can be easily modified to add more frame sizes. Download this file to learn about becoming more efficient when working in assemblies.

Download: Motor Slide Base
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Smart Component, Weldments, Chamfer, Fillet, Boss Extrude

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

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