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Modeling a Cabinet with SOLIDWORKS

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Overview

Improve your top-down or in-context assembly design skills using a "skeleton modeling" strategy and SOLIDWORKS.

Improve your top-down or in-context assembly design skills using a "skeleton modeling" strategy and SOLIDWORKS. In this course, Leon van den Heever shows how to create a model of a cabinet that automatically resizes its components based on the outer skeletal structure. This start-to-finish project will help you practice your assembly design skills and master the impressive modeling tools in SOLIDWORKS.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • Before we begin
1. Establishing Our Workflow
  • Skeleton modeling strategy
  • Initial setup and adding components
  • Creating reference planes for the bottom of the cabinet
  • Blocking out the bottom
  • Making the bottom profile sweep cuts
  • Making the bottom front profile cut
2. The Main Structure
  • Sides
  • Front frame
  • Front frame decor
  • Braces and supports
  • Shelf
  • Top
  • Shelf adjustment holes
3. Door and Drawer
  • Modeling the door
  • Drawer frame: Front and back
  • Drawer frame: Sides
  • Drawer front
  • Drawer bottom
4. Finalizing and Testing
  • Back cover
  • A few fixes and testing

Taught by

Leon van den Heever

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