The command manger of SolidWorks contains the important or featured tools for making new designs. In the SolidWorks user interface, the command manger lies just below the Menubar and have 4 sub-sections (default). You can add more sub-sections by customizing the command interface. Here you are going to see the SolidWorks Features tool which helps a lot to make the designs in 3D. This tutorial only introduces the each tools the Features toolbar, represent it with their icon button and its functions also explained.
Note: Before using Features tools, you must complete the Sketch of the part.
SolidWorks Features Toolbar
The features toolbar contains very important and useful tools for 3D solid modeling. Let us see the functions of each of the features tools.
The Extrude Boss/base is one of the most frequently used tools in SolidWorks, which enables to convert a 2D sketch into 3D model. It helps to add material to your sketch files. It is represented by icon
When you click on the Extrude button, the property manager opens which is shown below.
From this property manager you can add materials to your sketch drawing in one or two direction, make it thin feature or only for selected contours.
The revolve feature enables to add materials to your 2D sketch by revolving a long as centerline or axis. The revolve boss/base is actually rotate the sketch along an axis. It helps to create parts shows the symmetry like cylinder, sphere, pulleys etc.
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