- 1-1 Introduction
- 1-2 Starting a New Drawing
- 1-3 SolidWorks Colors
- 1-4 Creating a Fully Defined Circle
- 1-5 Units
- 1-6 Rectangle
- 1-7 Moving Around the Drawing Screen
- 1-8 Orientation
- 1-9 Sample Problem SP1-1
- 1-10 Creating 3D Models
- 1-11 Saving a Document
- 1-12 Lines and Angles – Sample Problem SP1-2
- 1-13 Holes
- Chapter Projects
1-12 Lines and Angles – Sample Problem SP1-2
Figure 1-33 shows a 2D shape that includes two angles. The dimensions are in inches. This section will show how to create the shape.
Click the Sketch tab, the Front Plane, and the Sketch tool.
See Figure 1-34.
Use the Line tool and sketch the approximate shape.
Start the first line of the shape on the origin. Sketch the shape slightly larger than the final shape.
Add dimensions to the shape.
Click the left vertical line and the left angled line and move the cursor away from the shape to create an angular dimension.
Select a location for the dimension and click the mouse.
Enter the angle value.
In this example the value is 30°.
Complete the remaining dimensions.
Ensure that the shape is fully defined.
Click the Features tab, the Extrude Boss/Base tool, and define the depth.
In this example, a depth of 0.50 was entered. See Figure 1-35.
Click the green OK check mark and then click the drawing screen.
All the lines in the shape should be black indicating the shape is fully defined. See Figure 1-36.