Just wondering if you guys can help me model this part in solidworks. I just need someone to show me how to go about creating this part in 3D. I started to model it. I've attached the file.
If you look at the part from the butt ends, you can just do an extruded cut to get the shape, and then look at it from the top and do another extruded cut to get the final model. Then, all you have to do is add the holes. I'd suggest using the hole wizard.
The first step is understanding what you need out of the model. That will determine the level of detail to which you need to model it.
The next step is understanding what the shape actually is. Based on your picture, the thing looks like it might be flexible? Is it possible that the basic shape is flat, and that it has retained some "set" from being installed on a a round surface?
Understanding its function may help to understand what the shape is, and how important each dimension is.
None of that can be determined from a photograph.
The STEP file you attached is not useful at all in this process. If you created the STEP file from a SolidWorks file, post the SolidWorks file instead.
Hmm...One approach that comes to mind is to chop one up with a band saw and create progressive planes and insert sketch pictures at the the locations of the cuts. Then create outlines of the profiles using simple splines, arcs and lines. (You'd probably need a perpendicular profile picture to align the cut profiles). Then it could be created using either a lofted surface or lofted boss/base.
You'd need to make use of vernier calipers or a tape measure to locate the cuts, profiles, scale, planes, etc. in SW.
Here's how to get started with sketch picture:
I'm sure dial or digital calipers would work just fine...vernier calipers are hard to read if you're not used to them, and hard to come by nowadays.
looks like a loft with some guide curves would be the way to go. or maybe a sweep?
Can you post a step file.. I have SW 2017
OK guys, I tried the sketch picture tool and was able to get the overall body of the part. Now I just need to add the flat spot cuts on the side of the part. How would i add the features to complete this part.. Please see file.
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This is what I came up with... Still not satisfied..
Can you Attach your latest iteration?
That is a monster file for what little geometry is in it.
The first thing I would do is take two opposing photos against a neutral background and trim any excess of the photos before inserting into SolidWorks.
I never sketch in the same sketch as my image.
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