In this text, we will show you how to drill 3D geometries by using Extruded Cut in Solidworks. In various CAD tools, you can perform the drilling of 3D geometries with different methods. The method of drilling in Solidworks® with Extruded Cut. It is a very easy-to-use command and if you follow the step that we introduced to you here, you could easily use Extruded Cut command in Solidworks®.
How to Use Extruded Cut Command in Solidworks®?
As you can see above, for example, we want to drill our geometry with 2d sketches as shown by red arrows. To do it, we need to click on the Extruded Cut command as shown by the green arrow.
Firstly, after clicking on the Extruded Cut, we will receive a message like that. And, this message tells us to select the cutting sketches, and we will select 2D cutting sketches for Extruded Cut in Solidworks.
Secondly, by selecting one of them, you can open the Extruded Cut. Then you could select other contours as shown by red arrows.
Select the ‘From’
After all, in this section of your Extruded Cut in Solidworks, you could select the starting plane of your cutting operation. In the current operation, out-cutting opearatiıon starts from the sketch plane. But if you select;
Surface/Face/Plane: The cutting operation will start from the selected face, plane, etc. by you, not from the sketch plane.
Vertex: Again the cutting operation will start from the selected vertex of geometry by you, not from the sketch plane.
Offset: The cutting operation will start from the distance that you entered in the Offset option, not from the sketch plane.
Select the Direction Option for Extruded Cut Command
Then in this section, you could select the place where the cutting operation with Extruded Cut in Solidworks will end.
Through All: The cutting operation with Extruded Cut command will be done through all the geometries in the direction of cutting.
Up To Next: The cutting operation will stop where the first cut 3D geometry ends. It will not be the second geometry cut after the first cutting geometry.
Up To Vertex: The cutting operation of Extruded Cut command will end at the vertex that you selected in the drawing place.
Up To Surface: Extruded Cut command cutting operation will end at the selected surface at drawing by you.
Offset From Surface: The cutting operation will end where the offset value that you entered after selecting an end surface for cutting is in Extruded Cut command.
Up To Body: The cutting operation will end at the selected body by you in Extruded Cut command.
Mid Plane: The symmetrical cut will be done according to the cut depth value that you entered in Extruded Cut command.
Continue with Other Options
You could also give the Draft feature to your cutting operation in Extruded Cut by entering an angle value after activating the Draft feature by clicking on the Draft symbol. Also, you could see the result as red arrows that the end of the cut section becomes narrow. Also, you could widen your cut by clicking on Draft Outward.
Also, you could do your small adjustments like in Direction 1 differently for Direction 2 as shown in the red box for Extruded Cut. And, you could see the effect of Direction 2 selection. But we do have not a geometry for Direction 2 in Solidworksthe Extruded Cut command.
You can give thing features to your holes in Extruded Cut command in Solidworks by entering a thickness value in the red box above. You could see the result as shown by the red arrow.
After that, finishing your adjustments for Extruded Cut command in Solidworks®, you could click on the green yes symbol as the red arrow above.
So, this is our result of the hole drilling operation with Extruded Cut command in Solidworks.
Above all, Solidworks® provides various kinds of useful commands to its users to create very good 3D entities easily. Check the related article about the capabilities of Solidworks® to create 3D models.
- Creating Dome Structures in Solidworks®
- Scaling Parts and Bodies in Solidworks®,
- Displaying Mass Properties of Parts And Bodies in Solidworks®
So, the use of the Extruded Cut command in Solidworks is very simple like above.
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