Background to this tutorial
If you click the Model-Editor tab, after completing Tutorials 1 and 2, you do not see any . Tutorials 1 and 2 add Parts and Joints. These elements are not Solids. The Part and Joint elements are symbolic, and only for kinematic analysis.
We can add Solids elements to a model in MechDesigner in two ways:
|•||Add a Profile/Extrusion element to a sketch-loop|
|•||Import Part and Assembly documents from SOLIDWORKS or STL files from other CAD.|
Objectives of Tutorial 3
|1.||Repeat Tutorial 1, to become more confident with the tools you need to use to add a 'Rotating Part'. |
|2.||Add sketch-elements to a Part so that the sketch-elements become a sketch-loop.|
Key Learnings of Tutorial-3
What is the Part-Outline?
|•||The Part-Outline is the symbolic oval shape that is around each added Part, and the symbolic rectangular shape that is around the Base-Part.|
What is a sketch-loop?
|•||A sketch-loop is a series of sketch-elements - usually Lines and Arcs - joined end-to-end.|
|•||The Points, that are at the end of each Line or Arc are merged together to make one Point from the two available Points.|
Use the Part-Editor