13 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2017 9:46 AM by Alex Burnett

# Noob tips

I'm new on SolidWorks, anyone could say how I can make that circle? Feel free to give the tip or send a youtube link,

thanks!

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I don't know if you can without making a few assumptions ...

The R60mm center point is at Y+80mm and X+80mm from the origin ... If you assume the R12.5mm center point is aligned vertically and its uppermost quadrant is tangent/coincident to the lowermost quadrant of the R60mm than its location would be Y+7.5mm and X+80mm ...

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Can you show screen capture of source of your original information?  (or is that it?)

Can you attach your *.sldprt attempt here?

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J. Mather That is the Revolve and Sweep Features tutorial.

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Hmmm, I just followed the tutorial and the 80mm location dimension for the R60 was redundant?

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Draw a circle and trim it to the straight line..

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Set a construction line straight thru the 3 points then align vertically. You could also set the line of the circle tangent to the horizontal line. If you want to keep the bottom line at 90, the 20 will have to grow, unless you want to keep the 20 then the 90 will shrink.

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Open the attached .SLDPRT and follow the tips inside.

Your sketch will fully define as long as you apply the implied relations (Tangent, Vertical, Horizontal).

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The drawing of the part is not fully defined.

The Radius you want to draw isn't fully defined either. John Stoltzfus's answer is the simplest without being fully defined.

For a beginner there are a wealth of tools SW offers for training. Check out MySolidWorks - Official SOLIDWORKS Community

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The drawing is actually fully defined with a few standard assumptions. The curves are tangent to one another and the 20mm dimension for the revolve radius of the vertical lines are co-linear.

You can define the sketch with relations. For example, click on two curves that you want to be tangent to one another (hold shift to select both at the same time) and click the desired relation.

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Actually, no assumptions are necessary. The tutorial explains the geometry perfectly well.

It even provides a video showing exactly what is meant.

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Actually the sketch in the tutorial is overdefined if following the instructions.

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The tutorial instructs to add a = relation between the two vertical lines on either side of the R20 arc.

You are missing this relation.

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I didn't actually run through the tutorial. I was simply showing that there is enough information there to sketch the profile correctly. You are right though that if I missed relations described in the tutorial then there is redundant information.