# Tutorial - Creating hex nut in SolidWorks?

Here is the tutorial.

1. ### Step 1:

Start Solidworks in Part mode.

2. ### Step 2:

Top Plane>>Sketch and make this sketch.

3. ### Step 3:

Extrude it by 7mm.

4. ### Step 4:

Click the upper face and then sketch.

5. ### Step 5:

Choose normal to view.

6. ### Step 6:

Make a circle tangent to the side of the polygon.

7. ### Step 7:

Under features tab choose extrude cut.

8. ### Step 8:

Check flip side to cut and draft enabled at 60degrees.

9. ### Step 9:

Click OK and we have rounded edges.

10. ### Step 10:

Repeat the same step for bottom face.

11. ### Step 11:

Under fillet choose chamfer.

12. ### Step 12:

Select the circular edge on the upper face, Change the length to 1mm and angle to 45degree.

13. ### Step 13:

We have now chamfer created.

14. ### Step 14:

Repeat the same step for the lower edge.

15. ### Step 15:

Under Features tab>>Reference geometry>>Plane and select top face and enter a distance of 10mm which is default value.

16. ### Step 16:

Choose plane1 and then sketch.

17. ### Step 17:

Normal to view and then select the inner cirular edge of the cylinderical face and then convert entities.

18. ### Step 18:

Exit the sketch and under features tab choose Curves>>Helix and spiral.

19. ### Step 19:

Change the configuration to height and pitch. Enter height of 27mm and pitch value of 1.75mm and click ok to create a Helix.

20. ### Step 20:

Choose front plane and then sketch.

21. ### Step 21:

Draw a profile of Equilateral triangle of side 1.7mm (less than pitch value) having one point coincident to the edge and symmetry.

22. ### Step 22:

Exit Sketch and Select Swept cut in Features tab.

23. ### Step 23:

Select the triangular sketch as the profile and the helix as the path for swept cut.

24. ### Step 24:

Click OK and the cut is performed. Now hide the plane1.

25. ### Step 25:

The Hex nut is created.