The back plates will pass through a cleaning washer machine and want to design a fixture to hold 20 of these back plates.
Seriously? How about this? Machine everything with 1/16 end mill in one plate! Why such an elaborate fixture? am I missing something?
Is this a request for freelance work or just plain free work?
Honestly I did not understand the question, I am new in Solid works, I attached a photo of how approximately I want the fixture.
Let me be more plain. My question has nothing to do with SolidWorks.
You have asked for people here to do work for you.
Are you going to pay money to the person who does this design work for you, or do you expect someone to do your job for free?
No I am learning and want to learn so I am not asking for someone to do me the work, I always ask in the forum and people help with giving steps or drawings.
Attach your assembly here.
Sorry for that, I attached the solidworks file. I need to know from where and how can I start preparing the assembly.
That is a 2D drawing of an assembly - not an assembly.
An assembly will have the extension *.sldasm and must, of course, include parts *.sldprt to be complete.
Where did you go?
Have you gone through the tutorials?
Are you familiar with drawing, part and assembly file structure?
Yes, I prepared the simple parts of the assembly but still facing problems with the base part, I don't know how to start with it. I will attach a photo for it, please help me with that. Thanks.
A number of people have responded here asking questions, because we can't help you without more information. How do you expect us to help if you won't answer any of them? And we will help you if we can, but we won't do your work for you (unless you're willing to pay someone for their time, and if this isn't for a school project).
I really appreciate your response, I had a vacation and a lot of work. I am learning solidworks during my free time that is why sometimes it takes me long to respond. To make it clear again it is not for a school project I am already an Electrical Engineer and want to learn the software.
just starting with this specific part and knowing that you knowledge of the software is limited i would start it as follows.
1. make a part that is the extreme width length and height needed.
2. then start cutting away as you need to get you square openings in the correct place.
3. follow suit with the the cut groves shown on the 2 side profiles of this part.
4. add drilled holes using the hole wizard.
sorry Glen i hit the wrong reply.
Question 1. Why have you not attached any *.sldprt files here?
Can you send me an email so that I can attach all the files that I have did and what I still need? because it seems that some people here are for making jokes and writing negative things. The parts that I did are 5 in total, I will really appreciate if you sent me your email so that the direct contact will be with you without saying any of those comments in here. The purpose of me learning solid works is personal, I am an electrical Engineer and want to learn it so I want to make it clear for everyone in here that I am not telling anyone to do my job.
File management is a critical component of learning to use SolidWorks - just as management of the parts on the shop floor is important or you will not be able to keep track of your inventory of parts and assemblies.
In Window Explorer create a New Folder named Fixture 2 Assembly.
In that folder place the files:
Fixture 2 Assem.sldasmRX-TX End Fixture 2.sldprt
Rod End Fixture 2.sldprt
1.0 Dowel Pin.sldprt
0.5 Dowel Pin.sldprt
Fixture 2 Assem.slddrw
So now you should have a folder with the 7 files reference above in the folder.
Now - right click on the folder and select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.
Post back when you have completed these steps.
Ok all the.SLDPRT I already did them, the problem is how to interpret the .SLDDRW and make it an assembly
Ziad Chamseddine wrote:Ok all the.SLDPRT I already did them, ...
Ziad Chamseddine wrote:
Ok all the.SLDPRT I already did them, ...
OK. First step completed.
Question 2. Can you attach the completed *.sldprt files here?
If the answer to Question 2 is NO - can you explain why you cannot attach the part files here?
So what is your real question?
Do you want to know how to model the assembly, or the parts, or make the drawings?
What are your size requirements?
How do the plates fit on the fixture you show in the picture.
You are not giving us nearly enough information to even get a good idea of what you want.
Think of it this way: if someone came up to you and asked you the exact question you asked us, would you now what they want?
What questions would you have to ask them to get enough information to understand what they want or need?
Those things are what you need to tell us for us to give you any guidance to accomplish what you want.
Based on your picture, I would say you need to model each of the different part types and sizes that you show and then make an assembly of the parts.
Is this just a modeling exercise, or an Assembly exercise.
What is your end goal?
I am so sorry for the late response, I will try to explain. I am not asking for a perfect assembly with specific measures, the assembly that I attached have several parts, I did the simple parts but still stuck in the base part which contains the rectangles so the only thing that I need is how can I make this part? how to start in order to obtain this form?. I hope I explained it better now.
What material and thickness are the back plates?Do they have a profile or just a plain rectangle?Which faces need to be cleaned?
What is the cleaning fluid?
This has been shared with you before:
Some very important steps if you are a NEW FORUM USER....
It's important to note: if you choose not to think for yourself, it's not likely others will do it for you. And, it is less likely others will think of you.
I have my work and was in a vacation, I am learning the software for personal knowledge. I don't want your help if that is the case, I am no saying for anyone to do the work just to help explain but I think you are just here to write those negative comments so no one asked for your help
Actually Scott is one of the most helpful people here. He has also taken the time to put together a tutorial that gives instructions on how to ask questions and get complete replies, he posted the link here so you can follow it and then ask questions in a manner that we can help you.
J.Mather has asked several times if you would place the model here so we can get a better idea on what you are asking for. If you don't know how to do that, you open the drawing you have, or an assembly with the parts in it and do a Pack and Go of the assembly. You can then attach the zip file by using the "Advanced editor" found by clicking in the upper right corner of your post. There will then be an attach icon available. This information is in the link that Scott has asked you to review.
Honestly the guys have been asking questions trying to figure out how to help you but have so far not been able to figure out what you are looking for. You have not provided much information. From what I have read you could use a pair of clamps and a string to hold the plate up by a string and wash it with a hose. We assume that is not what you want but really don't know because we have no idea what a "cleaner Washing Machine" is. In this country a Washing Machine is an appliance in our house that has a tub we put our clothes in that will wash and spin dry our clothes. Again we assume that is nor what you want, but not knowing what a cleaner washing machine is to you, we don't know.
So now do you understand why people keep asking questions that you take as trouble? We can't help if we don't know what you are asking!
Ziad Chamseddine wrote:I have my work and was in a vacation,....
I have my work and was in a vacation,....
Where did you go? On vacation again?
Ziad Chamseddine wrote:Yes, I prepared the simple parts of the assembly but still facing problems with the base part.........the assembly that I attached have several parts, I did the simple parts but still stuck in the base part
Yes, I prepared the simple parts of the assembly but still facing problems with the base part.....
....the assembly that I attached have several parts, I did the simple parts but still stuck in the base part
You never attached these simple parts here so that help can be offered? I don't understand the problem without geometry.
Question 3. Why are you using SolidWorks for design and then resorting back to mere words and pictures to try to convey your Design Intent? If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 3D geometry might be worth a thousand pictures. Think about it!
There is the equivalent of thousands of dollars worth of help available for free on this forum, but you are not using geometry to convey your Design Intent.
I am sorry again,
I mentioned before that I work with solid works once I have free time, I attached all the .SLDPRT files+ SLDRWs that I have. As I mentioned before I have finished with the parts. I don't know how to make the final assembly which is also attached. I have the drawings but I do not know how to interpret them, I really hope you have a more clear idea of what I am trying to explain. I also have a question, for example in the rod end fixture part how can I edit the sketch and change its dimensions including the circles dimensions?, I tried clicking on the part, edit sketch but could not edit that because the real sketch did not show up I also attached a photo for that named 22. I really appreciate your time and help.
Missing file 14.5in rod.sldprt (also this would have been much easier if you had simply placed in a single folder as recommended earlier.
Sketch1 of RX-TX... has numerous repeated dimensions and relations.
Any time you find yourself doing repeated work - you should stop and ask questions. Get lazy - don't do extra work!
You image 22 shows you editing Sketch1 of that part.
The circles for the holes in that part are in Sketch2 and in Sketch3, so obviously, if you want to edit the circles you should edit Sketch2 and Sketch3.
Ok so how can I get lazy and not repeat the same steps?,
Ziad Chamseddine wrote: Ok so how can I get lazy and not repeat the same steps?,
If you have several segments that are the same length you can select them all and make them equal. Or if parts or segments are all a uniform distance apart, you can pattern them. I am sure that being a teacher J. Mather has more suggestions but those are the two that stood out to me. These might take a little time until you get used to do int them but in the long run will save huge ammounts of time and work.
Use patterns or mirrors. In the sketch you can use existing geometry to tie to or copy entities to the current sketch. You can create points in a sketch and then use those points to tie other features to. You can create multiple features in one sketch and then share that sketch in different extrusions by selecting the portions you want to use.
I am sure I have missed a lot of options.
Hello Ziad. In your first post you stated that you have a back plate that is 1.4 inches by 1.9 inches in size and you need to create something to hold 20 of them for washing. Ok, that makes sense. The drawing you provided as the part you need to wash appears to be an example of a different fixturing device that holds a different part. The assembly in the drawing you provided is 14" by 14.5", so it couldn't be the back plate you describe. Is my assumption correct?
I am going to assume that you are attempting to create a part similar to the drawing you provided to hold your back plate part.
Here are the steps I would try to accomplish the task in:
Hope that clears up some of the confusion everyone is having and helps get you started with some ideas.
Hi, Not to be sarcastic, but based on your description, would this work?
Brian the idea and the assembly looks great, the problem is how to do that. I don't want to send me the final design I just want to learn how to do it, ok I can create a rectangle and inside it several rectangles but honestly I don't know how to modify it to look the same as the one in the photo. I also want to ask what is the functionality of the red dowels?. Honestly this is the best answer that I had. Can you please help me start preparing this assembly?
Ziad, I learned SolidWorks in much the same way, on my own time in between my day job and a family. The best place to start in my opinion is the tutorials. Start with Introduction to SolidWorks and then do Lessons 1, 2 & 3. If you have used AutoCAD before the AutoCAD and SolidWorks a pretty decent introduction to the similarities and differences between the two. Once you do these you can go through the Basic Techniques and Advanced Techniques tabs in the Tutorials window to get more detailed training on the many tools in SolidWorks. If you take the time to do these tutorials you will be in a great position to start designing your own assemblies.
Joel, thank you for the advice. I will start taking these tutorials.
The fixture is pretty basic consisting of simple extruded boss/base and some simple cuts. The red screws I would guess would be to hold in your parts that you want to wash within the fixture? AS already mentioned a few tutorials on YouTube will give you everything you need to know to build what you are looking to do. Good luck!
Ziad, Attached is the part file. You can use it for ideas and methods, but be fore warned I threw this together and it is probably not the most efficient way to do it. Red screws are to hold parts. washers with flats mean just a 1/4 turn or so and you could spin them so the parts could be removed/ inserted into the fixture.
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