SOLIDWORKS 2014 Tutorials New Playlist – Drawings
Here’s a playlist from my recent SOLIDWORKS Drawing course:
And… here’s a link to the course at my site (this course also comes bundled with the Platinum training library):
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na D, VTN www.video-tutorials.net
An excerpt from the course….
“Welcome to the Video-Tutorials.Net’s course on SOLIDWORKS Drawing module. We’re going to get right into it, and make a drawing document from this part by using the Make Drawing from Part or Assembly option. On the Make Drawing dialog window, let’s uncheck Only Show Standard Formats. Now I’ll select my paper size and the printing format: B Landscape. This is what I usually use. On the right hand side of the window, the View Palette is open. To close it, simply click anywhere in the blank sheet. The View Palette shows us several views of our model. At the top is a drop down menu, from which we can select open documents, or we can browse to select documents.
I’ll drag in the top view. When I let go of the left mouse button, the view appears on the drawing sheet. It doesn’t matter how the part is oriented in the part document. When I drag my mouse upward, I get the top view. Drag the mouse down to see the bottom view. Drag left for a side view, and drag right to get the other side’s view.
When I expand the view node in my tree, I see the part on which the view is based. If you need to delete a view, select the node and press delete. You can also select it on the sheet and press delete. You’ll have to click Yes to confirm. As you see in the View Palette, there is now an icon that shows this view is currently in use.
We don’t have to use the top view as our Top View; we can set another view as our top view. Here’s an isometric view. And let’s click Accept to close the Views property manager. Now let’s take a look at our tree of drawing nodes. We can expand the tree to see the part name used for this view. If you grab and reposition the view in the tree, any child view will also reposition. Notice that I can reposition the bottom, top and side views in just one direction, but the isometric view can be freely positioned on the sheet.”