Polygon is having ‘n’ number of sides with equal length. To create different shapes just change number of sides only. Here you are going to see 3D triangular block, cube, pentagon, hexagon and octagon. You can set any number of sides to create more polygons. The dimensions of polygons are controlled by the inscribed or circumscribed circle diameter.
SolidWorks Exercises: 3D Triangular Block
Create a New Part File and Select the any plane. Here I’m select the “Top Plane”, like all other previous tutorial.
Using polygon, you can create triangle profile in the sketch area. If you don’t know how to use it, read polygon drawing tutorial in detail here.
Using the Polygon button, draw polygon. In the polygon property manager enter the number of sides is “3” for creating triangular sketch.
The side dimensions are adjusted by entering the diameter of the inscriber circle in the property manger as shown in above image.
“Exit the Sketch” and Select the “Sketch-1” from the Featuremanager design tree. Then go to “feature command manager” and select the “Extrude boss/base” button from it.
Then you can see light yellow color preview of 3D triangular block with Extrude boss property manager. You need to enter the thickness of the block (22 mm) in the extrude property menu as shown in below figure.
Final Image of 3D triangular block is shown below.
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Application of Draft Angle
If you on draft button in the property manager, then try to adjust the draft angle. You see like picture below.
Draft angle = 28 degree
Adjust the draft angle to get best shape of 3D triangular block for your work.