suppose I have two cylinders - the smaller cylinder having length 10cm and diameter 4cm and the larger cylinder having length 6cm and diameter 7cm and both are concentric. If i want to move the larger cylinder by some distance along the axis how do i do it? (i autocad we use the move command and enter the distance but how to do it in solidworks?)
In part modeling, you can use "1 degree of freedom under-defined sketches" to easily move bodies relative to each other using "Instant3d".
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In an assembly, I'd use the methods described by JSE. But when you insert a part, SolidWorks can add mates automatically so you would need to delete these if they do not suit.
In a part, you need to create a multi-bodied part (do not 'merge results' when creating features). Then you can use the move/copy command to move a body. (Inset menu, features, Move/Copy)
could u please explain the move/copy command in details(in reference to part design?
select insert> Features> Move/ Copy Body.. in this features, there are 2 option, first, using standard mate to relocate body. Second, if you look at the bottom of Move/Copy setting menu, there are button named 'Translate/Rotate', this is second option either you can move along axis or rotate along axis, as you wish.
The easiest thing moving part, (Inset menu, features, Move / Copy)
This is how to use Move/ Copy features
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Is this an assembly or a part?
yeah ..i'm talking bout assembly... i guess its not possible in case of part design..? but if its possible plz let me know...
in part modeling use move/copy body tool. in assembly you can constrain them using assembly mates.
select items, press ctrl on keyboard and while holding drag your mouse.