Technical Drawing, 4th Edition by Goetsch, Chalk, Nelson

Isometric Sketches - Advanced Planes 1 of 10

• In this SolidWorks training I will demonstrate how to create a reference plane based on a compound angle, or a plane based on 3 points
• Create a new part
• sketch on the front plane
• create a rectangle position at the origin
• Smart Dimension height 2.5 inches and width 1.75 inches
• close the sketch
• Extrude the feature 1.25 inches thick
• Now, to see how to create a reference geometry plane from the ribbon
• Solidworks allows us to select up to 3 references for the plane
• We will attempt to select 3 points, the two corners are easy, but unable to select a point on an edge or line
• So, lets try again but this time we will first create a construction line
• Dimension 0.75 inches
• finish sketch
• Reference Geometry
• select the construction line or could select the two endpoints to create the compound angle plane
• Our last step is to cut everything out above the plane using
• Insert → Cut → With Surface… (I know that is confusing it doesn't say plane)
• Change the direction of the cut
• And successfully created a part using a plane at a compound angle
• Thank you for watching

Inventor

• Create a new part
• sketch on the front XY plane
• create a rectangle position at the origin
• Smart Dimension width 1.75 and height 2.5 inches
• finish the sketch
• Extrude the feature 1.25 inches thick
• New sketch on front XY face
• line → construction
• dimension 0.75
• Constrain → Coincident Constraint
• now sketch should be Fully Constrained
• On the Ribbon → 3D Model tab → Plane → Three Points
• New sketch on compound angle workplane
• Project Geometry → Project Cut Edges
• Finish sketch
• Extrude with cut option
• turn off visibility of workplane
• turn off visibility of sketch
• And successfully created a part using a plane at a compound angle
• Thank you for watching

Basic Technical Drawing, 8th by Spencer, Dygdon and Novak

Indicator Holder

• Basic Technical Drawing, 8th by Spencer, Dygdon and Novak. Indicator Holder, Figure 11-51 on p. 247

Chuck Jaw

• Basic Technical Drawing, 8th by Spencer, Dygdon and Novak. Chuck Jaw, Figure 11-54 on p. 248
• Inventor gives WRONG dimension when dimensioning a chamfer in an isometric drawing.

Container Cap

• Container Cap (Basic Technical Drawing, 8th Edition by Spencer, Dygdon and Novak, p. 265)