SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Waffle Iron Tutorial

Waffle Iron: This model shows a few of the mold tool features available in SOLIDWORKS. In this case the waffle iron is made from reversing the waffle geometry. The multi-body part has some simple sheet metal features along with standard features. There are also a few examples of hybrid modeling using solid and surface features to create some of the geometry. The features used in the waffle iron part include: revolves, sweeps, lofts, boundary surfaces, trim surface, filled surface, offset surface, knit surface, planar surface, edge flange, combine, mirror, projected curve and one delete face.

Also included in the model is an example of a circular pattern of a linear pattern. A projected curve is used to create 3D geometry from two 2D sketches. The part does includes two of the automated mold features including: parting line, and tooling split. Download this file to see examples of a wide variety of features and to learn about reverse engineering geometry using mold features.

Download: Waffle Iron
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Sheet Metal, Revolve, Boundary Surface, Parting Line, Tooling Split

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

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