Tutorial - How to model a water glass in Solidworks?


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

  1. Step 1:

    Boss-Extrude a circle on the top plane(mine is with 55 mm diameter);

  2. Step 2:

    Cut-extrude the inside of the part (used a 6mm smaller circle than the extruded one in step 1);

  3. Step 3:

    Sketch an equation driven curve (parametric) with Xt=(55-6)*pi/4*t and Yt=5*sin(2*pi*t), where t1 is 0, t2 is 4 - I used this equation to make a sine wave with 4 periods and the length of the curve is the circumference of the inner circle (pi*49 in my case);

  4. Step 4:

    Wrap the sine wave sketch on the inner face of the glass;

  5. Step 5:

    Repeat steps 3 and 4 few times to make the other sine waves;

  6. Step 6:

    Make a 3D sketch of each two sine waves and after that boundary surface them;

  7. Step 7:

    Thicken all of the boundary surfaces with different thickness starting with the thickest from the bottom of the glass (on the real life glass it feels like small steps);

    PS see the yellow area on the right for better understanding.

  8. Step 8:

    Fillet the edges as you like and voila - the glass is ready.
    It should look like this (after rendering).


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    Plamen Cherkezov

    The 20 mm dimension is the height of the starting point of the sine. Regarding the wrap command you can download the model and roll back to the beginning of the design tree a see step by step how the model was created. Additionally check this video for more info of the wrap command - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a52KzOO4tzI.

    February 22nd, 2018 07:47
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    shruti verma

    Also can u explain the steps of wrap command in detail?

    February 21st, 2018 18:20
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    shruti verma

    how did you make 20 dimension in step 3?

    February 21st, 2018 18:16
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    wow this is awesome. can you upload the video file please

    December 28th, 2016 16:38