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how to make this in Solidworks?

By Fabio Ruiz on 10 Apr 17:56 7 answers 4 comments

Hi guys! I want to make this two shapes in solidworks! Help me out.

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  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG over 1 year ago

    You'll want to edit the curvature of the guide, and maybe the diameter of the loft profiles, but I think this gets you close to the picture.
    Give it a try and post your results.


    Sample - lamp 2.SLDPRT, 1.39 MB
  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG over 1 year ago

    I downloaded the file. You'll want to edit your first sketch before proceeding. I've attached two images, and a sample file.
    Your spline has ~22 control points in it. When working with splines, you want to use as few control points as possible.
    I've redrawn your spline with two points, and the curvature is improved.

    You could add the 30° cone into the Base Revolve feature, but it is fine as a separate feature as well.
    I'd hold off until much later in the model to start adding fillets though. They can be added early if they are rather important to the overall shape, but it is best to apply them at the end.


    Sample - lamp.SLDPRT, 146 KB
  • kaiwei
    kaiwei over 1 year ago

    I also need to learn about it , can step by step to teach ?

  • FredSWUG
    FredSWUG over 1 year ago

    This model has a single pyramid sticking out of it. It looks like all of the pyramids are a bit different in their size and height.
    You can either model each pyramid, or you can configure a curve driven pattern with variables to control the shape. I'd model each pyramid.
    Go through the model and see if it makes sense. It is just a loft feature. The toughest part is making sure the lofts are perpendicular to the profile.
    After the remaining ten pyramids are added, do a circular pattern to get the entire lampshade.

    Everyone will have a different way to make this shape, hopefully a few more answers will arrive to give you different options.


    Sample - lamp.SLDPRT, 109 KB
  • Sarah Apple
    Sarah Apple over 1 year ago

    Hello, I have always have used SolidWorks is very complete and has several modules. However currently use different software but totally compatible. On this page you can learn to use the software and make this lamp.

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