SOLIDWORKS Part Reviewer: Retro Craft Christmas Tree Tutorial

Retro Craft Christmas Tree: This fun sample part shows some easy to understand surface modeling techniques. It is a multi-body part that uses both solid and surface modeling methods to create the geometry. There is one sketch driven pattern that uses equations to set the spacing correctly. A derived sketch is used to create symmetric geometry instead of using the mirror command. There are multiple Scale features and a Move/Copy Body feature moving multiple features. There is one sketch driven pattern that uses equations to set the spacing correctly. A detailed wooden lead pencil included as part of the model.

Download: Retro Craft Christmas Tree to learn about surface modeling, the scale feature and sketch driven patterns.

Complexity: Moderate

Features: Surface features include Boundary Surface, Trim, Knit Surface, Offset Surface, Move Face and Thicken. Other features include Extrudes, Extruded Cut, Revolves, Revolved cuts, Planes, Axis and circular patterns.


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