How do you make a curved surface in Solidworks?

Click Face Curves (Sketch toolbar) or Tools, Sketch Tools, Face Curves, then select a face or surface. Select a face or surface, then click Face Curves or Tools, Sketch Tools, Face Curves. A preview of the curves appears on the face. The curves are one color in one direction and another color in the other direction.

How do you drill straight on a curved surface?

No matter which technique you use, start by placing your object in a vice to steady it and wear protective glasses. Then drill a small starter hole using a smaller size drill bit. Next, use a right-angle or T-square to help guide you and your drill while making the larger hole.

How do you drill a hole in a curved metal?

Use a center punch where it is practical to dimple the material you are going to drill. This is especially valuable when drilling a curved piece of metal, such as through a round metal rod or a section of tubing. You can also use a punch to dimple wood, and even ceramic tile if you are careful.

How do you mate two curved surfaces in Solidworks?

Click Mate (Assembly toolbar) or Insert > Mate. Click . This mate keeps the assembly tracking along the curve. Click Mate .

How do you cut a curve in Solidworks?

To trim with the Power trim option: Right-click the sketch and select Edit Sketch. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Trim. Click in the graphics area next to the first entity, and drag across the sketch entity to trim.

How do I create a circle pattern in Solidworks?

To create circular sketch patterns:

  1. In an open sketch, click Circular Sketch Pattern. (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Circular Pattern.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Pattern, select the sketch entities to pattern .
  3. Under Parameters: Click Reverse direction .
  4. Click .

WHAT IS curve driven pattern in Solidworks?

The Curve Driven Pattern tool allows you to create patterns along a planar or 3D curve. To define the pattern, you can use any sketch segment, or the edge of a face (solid or surface), that lies along the plane. You can base your pattern on an open curve, or on a closed curve, such as a circle.

How to create a threaded hole in SolidWorks?

Actually it is not a problem in Solidworks. On the cylindrical model below we need to create a threaded hole on the outer face of the cylinder. As normal we will start the holewizard tool and select the required hole standard, type, size and end condition. In the position tab select the 3D sketch option.

Can you create an extrude-cut on a curved surface in SolidWorks?

People new to SOLIDWORKS get freaked out just at the thought of tackling such a complex endeavor, but it’s not as difficult as it seems. This tutorial will walk you through step-by-step the process of how to create an extrude-cut on a curved surface in SOLIDWORKS and offer a few quick tips along the way.

How to make a 3D hole sketch in SolidWorks?

In the position tab select the 3D sketch option. Now it is easy to select the cylindrical face for the hole location. We can also use the usual dimensioning tools to locate the exact position of the required hole/holes.

How do I make a 2D slot in SolidWorks?

The first step is to use the TOP Plane to sketch out a few splines and tangent arcs. Below are side and top views with the plane and sketch visible. Next use the projected curve command to get the 2D slot shape to sort of well, project, itself down onto the surface: