Convert Entities SolidWorks tutorial

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Convert Entities are used to create curves in a sketch by projecting a rib (edge) / side (face) / curve / contour sketch / series of ribs (edge) / series sketch curve into the sketch field. You can create one or more curves in a sketch by projecting an edge, loop, face, curve, or external sketch contour, set of edges, or set of sketch curves onto the sketch plane. Convert Entities tool will be used as a sketch for the path in Swept Cut feature. 1. Open SolidWorks, File> New> part 2. We create a sketch with a plane Front 3. Exit Sketch, click the Features tab> select the features Extruded Boss / Base, to end the Condition = Mid Plane, depth = 20mm. Click OK. 4. Sweep feature requires two sketch, one as Path and only as a Profile. We will make a sketch for the path first. Create a sketch with a plane in the Front. We will select all the curves at the top (press the Ctrl key to select more than one object). 5. Press the Convert Entities, all objects that have been previously selected will be projected into the Front Plane and transformed into sketch entities. 6. Press the Trim Entities, select Power Trim to extend the ends of the sketch. Mouse left click the sketch entity at the threshold to be extended, the drop (Drag) that edge. 7. Exit Sketch, we will create a profile sketch for the sweep, to sketch the plane perpendicular to one end of the sketch for the path. In the pulldown menu, click Insert> Reference Geometry> Plane. Select Normal to select lines and points as shown below. 8. Create a sketch with Plane just created. Click the View> Normal To. 9. Create a circle with the center of the circle at the point of Origin. 10. Exit Sketch, We've got two sketch for the Sweep feature, click the Features tab> select the features Swept Cut, for Profile select the circle and to select sketch elongated path, as in the image below. 11. The results are as follows (Plane to sketch Profile on Hide). 12. Done.


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