Tutorial - Using cut with surface feature in SolidWorks?

Here is the tutorial.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks in Part mode.

  2. Step 2:

    Front plane>>Sketch.

  3. Step 3:

    Make a rectangle of these dimension.

  4. Step 4:

    Extrude it by 50mm.

  5. Step 5:

    Now we have an extruded body.

  6. Step 6:

    Under features tab choose reference geometry>>plane.

  7. Step 7:

    Choose the front face of the box.

  8. Step 8:

    Rotate the box and choose the back box too.

  9. Step 9:

    The plane is created in the middle of the box.

  10. Step 10:

    Choose Front plane>>Sketch.

  11. Step 11:

    Standard views>>normal to.

  12. Step 12:

    Draw a arc of 60mm with endpoint vertical to the edges of the box and horizontal to each other and same time the 3rd point at the origin.

  13. Step 13:

    Exit the sketch.

  14. Step 14:

    Choose front face of the box.

  15. Step 15:

    Choose convert entities in the sketch tab.

  16. Step 16:

    Select the Sketch1 or arc. Click OK and again OK.

  17. Step 17:

    Exit the Sketch.

  18. Step 18:

    Choose Plane1>>Sketch.

  19. Step 19:

    Choose Normal View then use offset in sketch tab and select the arc.

  20. Step 20:

    Keep the default setting and exit the sketch.

  21. Step 21:

    Under surfaces tab choose lofted surface.

  22. Step 22:

    Select the arc from the upper end points 1 by 1. Click OK and the lofted surface is generated.

  23. Step 23:

    Choose cut with surface in surfaces tab.

  24. Step 24:

    choose lofted surface and let the direction be upper.

  25. Step 25:

    Click OK and we have the cut feature generated.

  26. Step 26:

    Choose the lofted surface and hide it.