Tutorial - Assembling the Checkers board in SolidWorks?

For this we are going to use parts created in previous tutorials.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Assembly mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Insert the board and the pawn.

  3. Step 3:

    Click Mate. Now select the lower face of the pawn and the face. Click OK.

  4. Step 4:

    Now select axis and the edge of the face and enter a distance of 12.50mm. Click OK.

  5. Step 5:

    Add another mate about the edge and the axis at a distance of 12.5mm.

  6. Step 6:

    Linear Component Pattern.

  7. Step 7:

    About the edge of the board, Select pawn to pattern at a distance of 50mm 4 times.

  8. Step 8:

    Copy with mates and select the pawn and repeat the face, edge & edge mating.

  9. Step 9:

    Linear pattern again.

  10. Step 10:

    Linear Pattern the component again.

  11. Step 11:

    Repeat the same step for the other side and we have the checkers board created.

  12. Step 12:

    Apply Appearance to the component level.