Easy Container Modeling

Learn how to model these types of containers, without having to use the SolidWorks Weldments process.
This method is appropriate if you are in a time crunch and need to quickly construct the container.
You can download the 3D model here.
Container to Collect Plastic Containers

Thanks to Alex for the support casters
The wheels are from: Alex
2.5 swivel caster no-breake

  1. Step 1: Why this Method??

    SolidWorks has powerful facilities for designing and modeling welded structures (SolidWorks Weldments).

    But sometimes the process is long and tedious, although it has many advantages (automated parts list, etc.).

    However, when you are in a hurry and need to build structures like the one in the current example, there is the "traditional" method, which if mastered well can give very fast results. For example, we finished this model in less than half an hour.


  2. Step 2: "Extracting" the square tubes...



  3. Step 3: Vertical Tubes...



  4. Step 4: Vertical Tubes (Cont.)...



  5. Step 5: Support Plate for Casters...



  6. Step 6: Building the Fences...



  7. Step 7: Building de Fences (Cont.)...



  8. Step 8: Fences (More) & PlyWood Bottom...



  9. Step 9: Cutting PlyWood for Tubes...



  10. Step 10: Inserting Casters...



  11. Step 11: Inserting Casters (Cont.)...



  12. Step 12: Finishing...



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