This video shows how to model the Model Mania 2008 Design Challenge part including the changes with Configurations, and ...
Here's a simple tutorial showing the use of "Configurations" to change the pitch of a spring.
Exercise 23, and 24 - Creating Conical and Cylindrical Sheet Metal Parts A newer version using SolidWorks 2012 is available ...
Vehicle Dynamics and Design Creating a Chevy Malibu car in SolidWorks 2008 STEP 1: Open up SolidWorks 2008. (a) Choose a new part to open. (b) Click OK.
STEP 2: Go to top of page to Tools, then scroll down to Options.
STEP 3: Click on Document Properties and then click on Units. (a) Set unit system to IPS (inch, pound, second), and in the tables set all decimals to.123, this will give a 3 decimal place for all measurements. (b) Close the box.
STEP 4: Using the data for the Chevy Malibu (In this case from the tutorial) with Sketch Tools, draw the initial side dimensions for the vehicle
STEP 5: Using Sketch Tools draw the following 3 point arcs: Use the construction lines for reference.
STEP 6: Use the Trim Entities to trim the excess lines of the body;
STEP 7: Now erase all geometric Construction lines.
When completed, the drawing should look like this:
STEP 8: Extrude the body from the midpoint:
STEP 9: We will now have to shave a portion of the upper body to fit the contour of the vehicle: (a) ...