An important aspect of design is to develop good practices that will not only raise the efficiency of our work, but also increase the comfort of using the 3D software. In our series, we will present good design practices in the WOODEXPERT software for components, assemblies, drawings and designs. We start with components.

1. Remember to tie each sketch to the beginning of the coordinate system.

It’s important to get into the habit of referencing a sketch to the beginning of the coordinate system (x, y, z; 0, 0, 0) when you start working with the CAD software. This will enhance the software’s capabilities for such things as bindings, equations and CAM.

2. Simplify models as much as possible.

Simplified models will greatly increase the efficiency of your project. Avoid threads, helixes and other complicated shapes by replacing them with, for example, thread markings. That way we can get a decent performance, even on an average hardware.

For more information see the SOLIDWORKS Threads blog – info, tips – SOLIDMANIA

3. If possible, fully define the sketch.

A fully defined sketch will allow to easily parameterize the model and avoid design errors when editing the model. If the sketch is fully defined, all lines are black – if undefined, they are blue.

4. Fix the rebuilding and import errors.

Fix rebuilding and import errors, as models with import errors resulting from the file structure can cause the software errors and limit the operations that can be performed on them.

5. Do not model multiple-object parts.

In WOODEXPERT you work on individual objects from which you can acquire more information. Remember to follow the “one part = one object” rule.

Next week we will address design best practices for assemblies.

If you have not yet been able to test our software, please use a free 30-day test of the fully functional software – please contact us using the form on our website.

Marcin Jórasz, WOODEXPERT specialist

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