SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: #SWW17 License Plate Tutorial

#SWW17 License Plate: This model of a California license plate introduces the use of the Indent tool. Two forming Tools are created for stamping a license plate shape. Lettering features are created from pictures that were embedded into sketches and then traced using the “Sketch Picture” command. A thin sheet is stamped with the tools and the tools then discarded by using the “Delete/Keep Body…” command.

In addition to indenting a body two separate times, techniques are demonstrated to use existing pictures for achieving the desired custom fonts, sizing, and colors. Traced geometry is created using splines and other sketch features.  Blocks are created to maintain traced shapes when placing and positioning the geometry. Some of the extruded bosses have draft added directly in the extruded features. Download this file to learn more about Blocks, Sketch Pictures and the Indent feature to create stamped impressions.

Download: License Plate
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Blocks, Sketch Pictures, Indent, Splines, Boss Extrude

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

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