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Tutorial - Creating knurl in SolidWorks?

Tutorial by Sudhir Gill
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Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Top Plane>>Sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    Draw a circle of 70mm diameter.

  4. Step 4:

    Extrude it by 100mm.

  5. Step 5:

    Select chamfer tool.

  6. Step 6:

    Select both edge and chamfer it by 5mm at 45º.

  7. Step 7:

    Select the bottom face and then sketch.

  8. Step 8:

    Select the outer edge and then convert entity.

  9. Step 9:

    Select Helix and spiral under curves.

  10. Step 10:

    Change defined by to height and revolution. Enter 100mm height and 0.25 revolutions at 0º start angle. Click OK.

  11. Step 11:

    Top plane>>Sketch.

  12. Step 12:

    Select Polygon tool.

  13. Step 13:

    Enter number of sides 3 and draw it along piercing the helix. Exit the sketch.

  14. Step 14:

    Under features tab select swept cut.

  15. Step 15:

    Select the triangle as the profile and helix as the path.

  16. Step 16:

    Now reference geometry and then axis.

  17. Step 17:

    Select Top plane and origin as the references.

  18. Step 18:

    Now select circular pattern.

  19. Step 19:

    Select the axis as the parameter and the swept-cut as the feature to be patterned. Click OK.

  20. Step 20:

    Select mirror tool.

  21. Step 21:

    About Right plane or front plane mirror the circular pattern.

  22. Step 22:

    Click OK.

  23. Step 23:

    And we have the Knurl obtained.

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