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1 Sash Clamp 1 Introduction: The Sash clamp consists of nine parts. In creating the clamp we will be looking at the improvements made by SolidWorks in linear patterns, adding threads and in assembling the parts. Learning Intentions: This lesson will focus on the various ways of using Linear Pattern, improvements in creating threads by using the Combine command, and improvements in assembling the parts e.g. using Temporary Fix to give greater control when assembling. It will also look at improved ways of mating parts e.g. using ALT and drag, Profile Centre, SmartMate and Screw Mate. Prerequisite knowledge: To complete this exercise you should have a working knowledge of SolidWorks 2009 and a knowledge of the following commands are required in this lesson: sketching (spline, dimensioning), Extruded Boss/Base, Extrude Cut, Helix/Spiral, Fillet, Adding Appearances and Mates. 1 Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 1

2 Part 1 BAR New Part Start by creating a New Part and saving this part as Bar. Note: It will become apparent later the importance of saving this part at these initial stages. On the Right Plane draw the centre point rectangle to the given dimensions. Extrude by 760mm. On the Front Plane draw centreline as shown. Then draw a circle having a diameter of 8mm and a distance of 140mm in from the end. Use Extrude Cut to drill the hole. Linear pattern is used to add the additional holes in the bar. Note: Improvements have been made to Linear Pattern. In adding the additional holes an offset distance can be set from the other end of the bar, so that if the bar is lengthened later this distance is maintained and the number of holes will change to maintain equal spacing between each hole. Alternatively if the number of holes are important when the bar`s length is changed the spacing between the holes will automatically change to maintain the equal spacing. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 2

3 For this exercise the spacing between the holes is important so the distance button is pressed and the spacing is set to 50mm. Select the end face of the bar and set the offset distance to 20mm. Therefore the last hole will always be a minimum distance of 20mm from the end of the bar even if the bar length is changed later. On the front face of the bar sketch two holes on the left hand side to the given dimensions. Extrude Cut, Through All. The rivets will be positioned through these holes later. Appearance Add a brushed steel appearance to the Bar Save Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 3

4 Slider 1 On the right plane, using Centre Rectangle draw the rectangle to the dimensions shown and offset by 5mm thickness as shown. Extrude by 34 mm. On the face shown draw another rectangle to the following dimensions. Extrude by 5mm. On the Front Plane draw the following sketch. Extrude using MidPlane by 5mm. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 4

5 On the back face shown draw a circle diameter 18mm and extrude it by 22mm. On the face shown draw another sketch. Activate the temporary axis of the cylinder. Then using convert entities and line command draw the shape shown in blue making the sloping lines parallel. Extrude up to surface as shown. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 5

6 Next draw a circle on the face of the cylinder and Extrude Cut by 13mm. To accommodate the pin, sketch on the face shown. Change the display style to hidden lines visible mode. Draw a circle with centre point on the dotted line to the shown dimensions. Extrude Cut, Through All. To complete the slider add a few fillets of 1mm and 2mm as shown. Appearance is Brushed steel, Blue Save Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 6

7 Slider 2 Open Slider 1 and make the following modifications. a) Delete hole for pin on the design tree and associated sketch. b) Delete thread recess and associated sketch. On the face shown draw the following sketch. Save as Slider 2. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 7

8 Peg Draw a circle on the right plane and extrude by 50mm. On the Front plane draw a circle on the centreline to the dimensions shown and Extrude Cut in both directions. Add a 1mm chamfer to the edge shown Using Distance Distance Chamfer add a chamfer to the other end as shown. Appearance Brushed Steel. Save as Peg Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 8

9 Tommy Bar Draw a circle on the Front Plane having a diameter of 7 mm. Extrude mid plane by 80mm. On the end of the bar the following sketch (spline to your own spec.) is drawn on the Right Plane, and revolved about the centreline. The feature is mirrored about the Front plane to finish the Tommy Bar. Appearance Add a brushed steel appearance to the tommy bar. Save as Tommy bar Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 9

10 Head On the Right Plane draw the sketch shown to the given dimensions. Extrude by 35mm using midplane. To create the recess a new sketch is drawn on the Right Plane as shown. Draw the centreline and circle of 22mm as shown. Complete the remainder of the sketch. Use the trim command to get the portion of the circle that is required. Mirror about the centreline and Extrude Cut using Mid Plane by 25mm. To add the holes for the rivets select the face shown for the sketch. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 10

11 Draw the two circles in the given position and Extrude Cut through all. Add a 2mm fillet to the edges of the recess as shown. Add a 1mm fillet to the edges shown. Appearance Give the part a Blue Brushed Steel finish. Save as Head Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 11

12 Thread Draw a circle diameter 12mm on the Right Plane and extrude by 175mm. On the front plane, 10mm from the end of the cylinder, draw a circle of diameter 7mm. Add a Horizontal Relation between the centre of the circle and the origin and Extrude Cut in both directions. To create the threads. Create a plane parallel to the end of the bar and offset by 25mm. Use Convert Entities to draw the circle on this plane. Select Helix/Spiral as shown. Draw the spiral as shown using Height and Pitch. Select Constant pitch. Height 130mm. Pitch 3mm. Start angle 90 Clockwise. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 12

13 On the Front Plane sketch the three sided polygon (equilateral triangle) shown. Draw it close to the spiral for convenience. Add a Horizontal relation to the bottom of the triangle. Give a dimension of 1mm between the centre of circle and apex of triangle. Add a Pierce relation between the centre point of triangle and the spiral. Use the Sweep command to draw the threads. Looking closely at the thread we see that the thread ends abruptly. This would not be the case in reality. To rectify this on Plane 1. Use Convert entities draw the circle shown. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 13

14 Accept the sketch and draw a new Helix/Spiral. a. Select Pitch and Revolution. b. Select Variable pitch. c. Change the revolutions to 1.5mm. d. Change direction to counter clockwise. e. Change the diameter to 8mm. On the face of the triangle draw a new sketch. Use Convert entities to transfer the triangle onto this new plane. Use swept boss/base to complete the thread. The thread on the other end is completed in the same way. First create a plane which is parallel to the end of the cylinder and passes through the midpoint of the base line of the triangle. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 14

15 On this plane use Convert Entities to draw the circle. Select Constant pitch first to align the start of the helix with the midpoint of the triangle by altering the start angle. Then without exiting the command, select Variable pitch and as in the other side change the diameter to 8mm keeping the revolution at 1.5. Select the face of the triangle as a new sketch plane. Select sketch and use Convert entities to produce the triangle on to this new plane. Select sweep to complete the thread. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 15

16 Recess for pin Draw a circle on the Front Plane as shown, having a diameter of 2.5mm. Draw diameter and trim bottom half of circle. Show temporary axis and revolve cut to achieve result shown. Add a 1mm Fillet to each end. Appearance Give the part a Brushed Steel finish. Save as Thread Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 16

17 Adding Thread onto the Head. Open Thread part. Select Part under the Insert menu. Select HEAD part. If the head part comes in in the wrong orientation click on the X, Y or Z axis until it is the right way up. On the left hand side the following window appears. Mate the cylinder of the Thread part with the inside hole on the Head part. Press add and accept. Select Combine under the Features commands or under search. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 17

18 Under Operation Type press Subtract. For Main Body select the Head part. For Bodies to Subtract select the Thread part. Now the threads are on the required part. Appearance Give this part a Blue, Brushed Steel finish. Save this new part as Thread 2. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 18

19 The rivet is drawn to the following dimensions Circle diameter 7mm and extruded by 17mm. Rivet On the Top Plane the following shape is drawn on the end of the cylinder, and revolved to produce the head of the rivet. This shape is mirrored about the Front plane as shown. Appearance Add a Brushed Steel appearance to the part. Save as Rivet Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 19

20 Pin Draw the circle of diameter 2.5mm on the Front Plane. Extrude by 17mm using mid plane as shown. On the Top Plane draw rectangle as shown onto the end of the cylinder. Revolve. Mirror the end about the front plane as shown. Add 0.3 mm fillets. Appearance To complete give a Polished Steel finish to the pin. Save as Pin Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 20

21 Assembly MATES In assembling the sash clamp we see there has been improvements to mates which will increase the speed in which the assembly is built. ALT and drag This method was used in SolidWorks This has been improved. Now you can change the sensitivity of when this mate takes effect. Slowing the speed allows hovering over the target, thus giving more control over the operation,(see instructions on page 22). SMART MATES Select smart mates from the tool bar. Then double click a reference. Then click the corresponding reference and SolidWorks presents the mates toolbar. The advantage of this method is that you can rotate the model while selecting the mate reference (cannot do this in Alt and drag method). QUICK MATES Just select the faces you want to mate and a quick mate toolbar appears and make your selection. Mating Head to Bar Open NEW Assembly. Click OK. Bring in the Bar. Select Insert Component and bring in the Head. Using quick mates select the two faces to be mated (hold down the shift key to select the second one). The quick mate toolbar appears. Select the coincident mate and repeat so that Head is in the proper location. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 21

22 Alternatively Mating the Head to the Bar. This can also be achieved by using ALT and drag method. When using this method to mate the two holes as shown, the mate tends to jump to the nearest hole which can be a nuisance if there are a lot of holes in the vicinity. In SolidWorks 2015 you can slow down the smart mate sensitivity by selecting Tools on the toolbar and select Options, System Options, Performance and move the smart mate sensitivity to slow. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 22

23 When the mate is left over the correct position for a while it will accept it. To complete, select the two faces to be mated and select the coincident mate. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 23

24 Inserting Rivets To insert rivets the quickest way is as follows - Select Mates. Under Advanced Mates select Profile Centre. Left click on the two circles shown to mate. They move into the correct position immediately. If the Lock rotation box is ticked as shown the rivet is locked and will not rotate. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 24

25 Assembling the Thread to the Head Insert the Thread. Select the two objects and accept the concentric mate. Move the thread further into the Head. In Mechanical Mates select Screw. Select Distance/revolution and set at 3mm Hide the thread bar and select the inside of the Head. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 25

26 Then unhide the Thread bar and select the Thread bar The distance/revolution automatically goes back to default of 1mm. Change this to 3mm also. An arrow appears on the display for rotation. If the rotation is wrong tick the reverse box. Accept. When you rotate the Thread bar clockwise with the mouse it moves further in the Head Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 26

27 Assembling the Tommy bar to the Thread Mate using ALT and drag. Here we can press the ALT button on the keyboard and drag the Tommy Bar to the correct position. Accept the concentric mate. The tommy bar must be free to rotate so do not tick the lock rotation box. In reality the tommy bar can move until either end touches the threaded bar. To show this limited movement select Mate. In Advanced Mate select Width mate. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 27

28 In the down arrow under width mate select Free. Select the ends shown on the Tommy bar as Width selection. Select the Thread bar as Tab selection. Now the tommy bar is free to move until it touches the treaded bar at either end. This is quite difficult to see as when we try and move the tommy bar to its end limits the thread bar rotates instead. We want to isolate the movement. To do this we can use another tool (which is new to SolidWorks 2015) called Temporary Fix Select Move Tick the Temporary Fix button and select the Thread bar to fix. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 28

29 Press Resume Drag button. Now the thread bar is fixed temporarily and the limited range of movement of the tommy can be examined. Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 29

30 Inserting the Slider 1 Here we will use smart mates Select Smart Mates Double click the reference and then click the corresponding reference. Note: The advantage of this method is that you can rotate the object to select the second reference. Select SmartMate on slider 1 again and mate the end of the thread bar to the inside of the hole Accept Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 30

31 Finally in reality the slider 1 will have limited movement along the bar. To do this select Mates. Under Advanced mates select Width and activate distance. Select the two faces that the distance limits will refer to. Set the max value to 95mm Set the min value to 0mm Accept. Save Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 31

32 Inserting Slider 2 When slider 2 is brought in its orientation is wrong. A temporary pop up toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen. Use the Y- axis orientation tabs to rotate the part into the correct direction. Then use SmartMates to position the slider correctly on the bar. To enable the slider 2 to react as it would in reality additional mates can be added. For example In advanced mates select width mate and set the minimum distance to 0mm. The max distance can be left at say 600mm for now. This will prevent slider 2 from passing though slider 1 Save Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 32

33 Insert Peg When the peg is brought into the screen rotate it about the Y-axis to align it up properly with the holes. In mating the peg with one of the holes we can use quick mates. Select the two references and select the concentric button. Save Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 33

34 Inserting the Pin To insert the pin: Under Advanced Mates select Profile Center. Select the two circles as shown. The mate is created immediately. Tick the lock rotation box if required. Accept the mates. Save Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 34

35 The Chain added Sash Clamp SW 2015 Design & Communication Graphics Page 35

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