Tutorial for beginners: how to make brass knuckles in Solidworks?

STL part file and renderings can be accessed here Brass knuckles

  1. Step 1:

    Download this image.

  2. Step 2:

    Open solidworks, choose part and click OK:

  3. Step 3:

    Click on Sketch and choose any plane to sketch on.

  4. Step 4:

    Choose Sketch Picture and open the picture you downloaded.

  5. Step 5:

    Carefully using Sketch tools follow the contours (there is Autotrace add-in in Solidworks, but i would not recommend using it for better end result)

  6. Step 6:

    In the Features tab, click on Extruded Boss/Base.

  7. Step 7:

    Choose the thickness you prefer. 30 to 40 mm seems okay. Click on the green tick.

  8. Step 8:

    To make our part more appealing we are going to add fillets.

  9. Step 9:

    Click on the left button and drag the mouse over the part to select all the edges. Choose the radius you like. In my case, i chose 3mm. Click the green tick and you are done!

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  11. Step 11:

    Do not forget to hit "It worked" if you liked the tutorial.