What is the best way to model liquid in Solidworks?


Suggest that maybe the "Combine" command will do what you want.
See tutorial (this is my first attempt at doing a tutorial, so please hold me harmless if it is not perfect.
Also see attachment

  1. Step 1:

    1: Create a model of your "CONTAINER". Save

  2. Step 2:

    2: Create a model for the "WATER". This is nothing more than a cylinder that is slightly larger in diameter than the "CONTAINER" is just a little short of the heighte of the "CONTAINER" ( this shortnes will become the water level). Save

  3. Step 3:

    3: Use the "INSERT PART" command and insert the "CONTAINER". Save

  4. Step 4:

    4: Now use the "COMBINE" Command. You will now get a popup (step 5). Save

  5. Step 5:

    5: Select "SUBTRACT" in operation type. Select the "WATER" in main body. Select the "CONTAINER" in Bodies to combine. Click the "GREEN CHECKMARK". You will now get a popup (step 6). Save

  6. Step 6:

    6: In bodoes to keep click "SELECTED BODIES". Put a checkmark on "BODY 2". Click "OK". Magic... you now have your "WATER". Save

  7. Step 7:

    7: Now... make an assembly of the "CONTAINER" and "WATER". I will leave it up to you to add color or material types whatever suits you. Hope this is what you were looking for, and if so hope it helps you out. Incidently you can do "MASS PROPERTIES" if you want to see exactly how much "WATER" you have in your "CONTAINER".


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