Tutorial - Modeling Fork in SolidWorks?

Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Front plane >> Sketch.

  2. Step 2:

    Draw line and spline like this. The spline is tangent to both of lines.

  3. Step 3:

    Under sketch tab click Fit spline under spline.

  4. Step 4:

    Select all entites in order and then check delete geometry and uncheck closed geometry. Input tolerance = 5mm. Click OK.

  5. Step 5:

    Extrude the surface by mid plane.

  6. Step 6:

    Top plane >> Sketch.

  7. Step 7:

    Draw this profile using line and spline. The spline is again tangent to the lines. Draw a center line about the mid-point of the surface.

  8. Step 8:

    Select Fit spline tool under spline.

  9. Step 9:

    Same option for the fit spline. Check delete geometry and uncheck closed spline and tolerance = 5mm.

  10. Step 10:

    Mirror the spline about the center line.

  11. Step 11:

    Now draw lines like this. These line are equal to each other and parrallel to the corresponding lines too.

  12. Step 12:

    Mirror these lines. These will work fine for the fork for now.

  13. Step 13:

    Again Fit spline tool and select all entites with Delete geometry checked and closed spline unchecked with tolerance of 5~10mm.

  14. Step 14:

    We have a basic shape of fork.

  15. Step 15:

    Click Trim surface tool under surfaces tab.

  16. Step 16:

    Use the sketch as the timming tool and remove the outer surface.

  17. Step 17:

    Thicken the surface now.

  18. Step 18:

    Fillet the holding side.

  19. Step 19:

    Now we have the basic model of a fork.