Author Archive: Deepak Gupta

How to animate simple Spur Gear in SolidWorks

In this post I will discuss about a simple animation of Spur Gears. I have used SW2009 for the tutorial but lower version can be used to perform this activity. You can use any cylindrical part for the animation. I have used spur gear to make the animation more realistic. 1. Start SolidWorks and go to Tools > Add-Ins. Make sure Toolbox/Toolbox browser is checked. If not then check them to add. 2. Click on the right side on Design…
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Sorry for keeping this one longer. There was some other work going on which kept me away from putting this one up but I’m happy to have this one now.. To start you will the spring file you created in the last chapter i.e. HOW TO ANIMATE A SPRING -1. 1. Open the spring part file. 2. Click on the Record button on the macro tool bar. If you haven’t have the macro toolbar one, you can go to Tools…
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How to make a 3D PDF out of SolidWorks

There is possibility of creating a PDF output where a user can do not only rotate, pan and zoom but there are many other functions one can see in the created PDF. In simple word you can get a 3D PDF out of SolidWorks. This option is available from SW2007 onwards. 1. Open any part or assembly file for which you want to create the 3D PDF. 2. Go to File > Save As 3. In type file type, select…
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Quite many time people have been asking me as how I have done the spring animation or can we animate spring in SolidWorks. The answer is yes and here is the trick. I have used SW07 to show “How to Animate a Spring”. 1) Start a new part (can be either mm or inch). 2) RMB on the top plane or any plane and choose “Insert Sketch” from the pop up window. You can also select plane and click “Insert…
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How to make/edit Material Database in SW09

1) Start a new part. Right click on the Material and select Edit material from the pop up menu. 2) Right click any where on the left side and select New Library. 3) Save you database a name and at a specified location or Solidworks default Location. I have used My_mat09 as my database/library name. 4) The new material database/library will get added in the list. 5) To add a material category, RMB on the new library and select new…
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