Extracted Views

Extracting Drawings
Dimensioning with SolidWorks
ENGR 1182
SolidWorks 08
Today’s Objectives
 Formal Drawing Components:
• Extracted Drawings
• Dimensioning with SolidWorks
 SW08 In-Class Activity
 SW08 Out-of-Class Homework Assignment
Formal Drawings
Definition: Detailed multiview representations of a
finished part
Formal Drawing
1. Extracted Drawings
• Extracted Views
• Detailed Features
• Title Block
2. Dimensions
• Size and Type of Features
Extracting Drawings
ENGR 1182
SolidWorks 08
Extracted Views
Purpose: create 2D
engineering drawings from
solid models
Top View
• Part File to Drawing File
• Place Base View
• Project Top, Right
• Isometric View
Base View
Right View
Detailed Features
• Automatically Aligned
• Hidden Lines
• Orthographic Views
• NOT on Isometric Views
(unless necessary)
• Circular Features
• Centerlines
• Centermarks
Title Block
• Specific to Company
• Part Name
• Scale
• Units
• Author
• Date
• Any Other Necessary
SolidWorks: OSU Title Block
A pre-made drawing sheet with
an OSU title block is found on
the website under content.
Download this file and file out
your name, instructor, etc. and
save the file as:
Open this file and always use
“Save As” in order to keep the
file for repeated use.
SolidWorks: Drawing File
Open a new Drawing
file and use the
“Model View” button
to place a base view
Select the correct part
file from open
documents or using the
“Browse..” button to
select closed files
SolidWorks: Model View Options
Choose base view
(usually front view)
Display hidden lines
for orthographic views
Choose appropriate
scale using the sheet
scale or a custom
SolidWorks: Extracted Views
Insert base view by left
clicking once at the correct
Place projected views by left
clicking in the appropriate
directions and spacing
Press “Esc”
when finished
SolidWorks: Changing Options
The size of all the views
can be changed by
selecting the base view
and changing the scale
The isometric view can
be selected in order to
change it’s display
properties to a solid
part without edge lines
SolidWorks: Circular Features
Center Marks and
Centerlines must be
added to define
circular features in
Orthographic views
SolidWorks: Title Block
Finished Drawing
Right click and select
“Edit Sheet Format”
Note: The views in the
main space will
When finished right click
and select “Edit Sheet” to
see the views of the
object again
Double click
text to edit
Extracting Drawing Wrap Up
Extracted Views
• Part file to drawing file
Detailed Features
• Aligned
• Hidden
• Circular
Title Block
• Author
• Units
• Scale
Homework Assignment SW07-OUT:
Model part and create 2D Drawings
with all necessary formatting (to be
used in next class)
In-Class Activity
Open this part file and
use it to extract 2D
drawings. Add all
necessary formatting.
(Hint: Centermarks
and Centerlines)
Dimensioning with SolidWorks
ENGR 1182
SolidWorks 08
Basic Dimensioning
Dimensioning is used to define an object so
that it could be manufactured and must:
 Define the overall size of the part in all 3
 Define the size and location of the
features of the part in all 3 dimensions.
Basic Dimensioning
Size and
Basic Dimensioning:
Arcs and Circles
Size and
Baseline Vs. Chain Dimensioning
• There are many ways to use
dimensions to locate features.
• Chain
• Baseline
Chain Dimensioning
(Both techniques are acceptable, however
baseline dimensions are preferred.)
Baseline Dimensioning
SolidWorks: Dimensional
 There are multiple dimensioning
standards used in manufacturing and
technical drawings.
 ANSI – EEIC preferred Standard
Open the
options menu
SolidWorks: Dimensional
 ANSI – EEIC preferred Standard
 Under Document Properties
• ANSI is listed as the Overall drafting
standard but usually needs reset
• Reset System:
 Switch to ISO, then hit OK
 Then go back and switch it back to ANSI
SolidWorks: Adding Dimensions
Dimensions can be
added using the
“Smart Dimension”
Note that sometimes the Isometric
needs to be re-scaled to allow
adequate drawing space which
requires a NOTE.
Notes can be added to
reduce the number of
dimensions by stating
symmetry or identifying
fillet radii
Dimensioning Wrap Up
Basic Rules of Dimensioning
1. Overall size in all 3
2. Size and location of all
features in all 3 dimensions
Homework Assignment SW07-OUT:
Model part and create 2D Drawings
with all necessary formatting
(dimension in next class)
In-Class Activity
Open the following
“Dimensioning –InClass
and add dimensions to
the following 4 shapes.
Important Takeaways
 Extracted drawings are used to show
3D parts as 2D drawings.
 Titles blocks are used for identification
and informative purposes.
 Dimensioning is used to define an
object, including the overall size with 3
dimensions and the location and size
of part features.
What’s Next?
 Due Next Class: SW08 Out of Class HW
 Before next class, you will read about
dimensioning in detail.
 Take SolidWorks 9 Quiz on readings