SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Baseball Bat Tutorial

Baseball Bat: This part comes just in time for the baseball playoffs. This part uses a revolve to create the overall shape but sprinkles in a few surface features to create the handle wrap. The surface features include thicken, offset surface, and a surface sweep. There is one example of helical curve used in conjunction with an intersection curve to make a 3D swept cut without having to make a 3D sketch. The swept cut uses  the newer circular sweep functionality to save time not having to create a profile sketch.

There are multiple examples of split lines and one delete face using the “delete and patch” option. Download this file to get an easy introduction to surface modeling and to learn more about sweeps.

Download: Baseball Bat
Complexity: Moderate
Features: Thicken, Offset Surface, Surface Sweep, Profile Sketch, Circular Sweep, and more!

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

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