How Do i change the length of this shoulder bolt from 26" to 15"?
I'm confused, where did the model come from? Did you draw it? Is it a revolve/SW feature or is it an imported part? Is it a tool box part, library part or something else?
Is it a revolve/SW feature or is it an imported part?
It's a revolve
Is it a tool box part, library part or something else?
No, it doesn't have the toolbox icon.
It is a 2D sketch that i created then i boss extruded it. I don't even know what you mean by tool box part, sorry =/ And yes it is "something else"... have you ever seen that movie, "The Thing" you could delete the title and insert "SolidWorks 2020"
Darrick Caudill wrote: It is a 2D sketch that i created then i boss extruded it. I don't even know what you mean by tool box part, sorry =/ . . . .
Darrick Caudill wrote:
It is a 2D sketch that i created then i boss extruded it. I don't even know what you mean by tool box part, sorry =/ . . . .
Darrick Caudill wrote: sounds like killer advice Glenn. How? hahaha
sounds like killer advice Glenn. How?
Now I'm really confused. The screenshot you posted in the original post clearly shows a Revolve feature, but no Extruded Boss.
Are you new to solidworks?
How did you get it to 26"?
Your bolt has a dingle at it's end
Dingle........ that sounds vaguely familiar. I am almost 3 months old in SolidWorks....
Editing the Revolve sketch would probably be the best option.
As I can see from your screenshot, you're using an educational version of Solidworks.
Can you edit the sketch of Revolve1 and show a screenshot?
There you should find the dimensions you used or add new dimensions.
ok, and I am definitely going to follow Dennis's advice and follow the tutorials in SolidWorks during the month off i have for the Christmas break.
Welcome to SWX and to this forum! This is a great place with a lot of friendly and helpful people.
At one time we were all exactly where you are now, new to SWX. We all learned by doing and taking classes of some kind.
Your question is a very simple one and indicates you are just starting to use SWX. I suspect even the shoulder bolt file you show is from someone else and not one you modeled. Respectfully, I recommend you spend a little time going through the built-in SWX tutorials. They are extremely well done and will dramatically shorten your learning curve.
After going through just the first lesson you will be able modify this shoulder bolt yourself.
Also, I recommend going through this thread to learn how to get the best from this forum: How do I do this SOLIDWORKS Forum thing?
That is great advice. Unfortunately i have zero time this week. Its finals week. And i will surely follow it after the quarter ends. As it stands i feel like the flat stone that we use to throw and watch it skip across the water when we were growing up. This is my 1st quarter of SolidWorks and before this quarter i didn't even know that the SolidWorks software existed. So the shoulder bolt that i was asking about is part sketch and is a piece of the wheel assembly that i am working on. See? its to long for the support structure. I need to shrink it. What a PITA.
Now look at it guys. I seem to have screwed up it worse since the 1st time i asked the question. It is now a dark grey color HAHAHA WTF..... i gotta turn this assignment in ! =)
Sounds like you've skipped a few classes or pages figuring you had everything figured out.
Go back to page 1 and start again.
Yep thats exactly what has happened. I was in the the middle of a final and in panic mode since it had to be submitted that night. I ended up turning it in as is and passed, Thank God.
Yeah, that's not a very good way to see it.
You're thanking god because you passed but you don't even understand basic functionalities. How do you think it's going to go from here for your class?
The instructor must have a pretty forgiving grading scale. With all the red in that tree that would have been a fail for me.
I am going to be fine.
Considering the twists and turns encountered this year. From attending class to not attending class, the communist chinese releasing a virus, classes being moved online and instructors not liking the fact that we have to move online, etc etc.
Anyone who is still standing at this point is going to be just fine.
I graduated doing everything online over 10 years ago, if it were to be done again I wouldn't be done again but that doesn't mean it can't be done.
I think you're a bit delusional, sorry.
For hardware, I suggest you just download the model, like from McMaster. (McMaster-Carr ).
Perhaps it's part of the lesson plan to draw hardware, but it isn't practical and I think practice is better spent on "parts".
You can study the McMaster hardware models, but keep in mind, they don't always use the best approaches (or the worst either).
Thanks Kevin =)
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