If you click the Model name-tab, after completing Tutorials 1 and 2, you will not see Solids. Tutorials 1 and 2 add kinematic elements only: Parts and Joints. Part and Joint elements are symbolic only, and for kinematic design and analysis, and are not Solids.
We can add Solids elements to Parts in two ways:
•Add Profiles/Extrusions elements to a sketch-loop - these are MD-Solid
•Import SOLIDWORKS Part and Assembly documents or STL file-types, from other 3D CAD - these are CAD-Solids
1.Repeat Tutorial 1, to become more confident with the tools you need to use to add a rotating-Part.
2.Add a sketch-loop to a Part with basic sketch-elements.
What is a Part-Outline?
A Part-Outline is a symbolic shape around each Part. There are two shapes:
•Oval around those Parts we add to the model
•Rectangular around the Base-Part
What is a sketch-loop?
A sketch-loop is a closed series of sketch-elements (Arcs and Lines) that we join their end-Points end-to-end.
•If we merge the Points*, the two(2) Points reduce to one(1) Point, where we join each sketch-element into one Point
•If the Points* are coincident Points, the Points are two(2) Points, and the sketch will not be a sketch-loop.
* start-Points and end-Points
Use the Part-Editor