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TriMech Tips & Tricks: Sweeps & Threads

February 23, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET

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Join us on Tuesday, February 23rd at 10AM ET for our webinar as TriMech Application Engineer, Greg Schotte, walks you through commonly asked questions about the tools in SOLIDWORKS used to create complex models – sweeps and threads.

The basics of creating a sweep are known to many SOLIDWORKS users; simply choose a profile and a path. While this works well to create basic shapes, anything more complex will require additional constraints called guide curves. We will go over how to create these curves in SOLIDWORKS, modifying the simplistic shapes of our original sweeps to something more refined.

Something else to consider when creating swept bodies is the profile orientation. Most users stop at the end of the regular sweep process, but if you want the most control over your model, you will need to control not just the orientation, but the proper amount of twist as well. Each of these techniques will result in a better, more accurate part. We will discuss both options so users will be able to create the most geometrically precise parts possible.

Once the swept feature is created, it is time to move onto more details in our model. When creating parts that require threading for the assembly process, SolidWorks has two different methods for this. Engineers have the choice between cosmetic threading and using the Thread Wizard. I’ll explain the difference between the two, and which situation calls for each respective choice.

In this webinar, Greg will cover:

  • Creating complex swept geometric with guide curves
  • Controlling the sweep with profile orientation
  • Creating and managing twist along a swept part
  • Creating threads
  • The difference between cosmetic threads and real threads

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About The Presenter

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Mike Souders
Elite Application Engineer

Michael is an Elite Application Engineer with TriMech and has been working with SOLIDWORKS since 2011. He always enjoys meeting new friends at the local SOLIDWORKS User Groups in Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In his spare time, he enjoys road cycling, home-brewing beer and playing disc golf.


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