Can you solve this riddle?

Square Triangle Circle Riddle Dimensions Problem solving geometry

Create a single part that can fit through three Circular, Square and Triangular holes. The Part must fit through each hole perfectly with no gap between it’s edges and the edge of the hole.

The Circle is 1″ in diameter
The Square is 1″ on each side
The Triangle has base of 1″ and a height of 1″

The solution is in the zip file.

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SolidWorks Human Eye Model

human eye rendering in keyshot from a solidworks 2010 modelCross section of the human eye rendered image

The model is of the human eye and contains detailed parts for anatomy or medical purposes.

Download the SolidWorks 2010 model here

Three configurations of the model are exploded view, full eye and cross section showing:

  • Sclera
  • Ciliary Body
  • Suspensory Ligmanet
  • Cornea
  • Iris
  • Pupil
  • Lens
  • Vitreous Humor
  • Choroid
  • Retina
  • Fovia Axis
  • Optic nerve
  • Optic disc
  • Retina artery and vein

SolidWorks CSWA Exam!

Are you considering taking the Certified SolidWorks Associates Exam? Given I was teaching SolidWorks at the Benjamin Franklin Institute, I thought that I should at least pass the exam I expected my students to take. So last year I took (and passed) the exam. Here are some links to example exams, tips on what to study, and video tutorials for the exam.

Sample Exam here:

link to what to study here:

Video Tutorials here:

Good Luck

This year I plan to take the CSWP Certificated SolidWorks Professional exam. Stay tuned for more details!

Uses for SolidWorks Combine Subtract and Common Bodies

SolidWorks Bodies Combine Subtract and Common

Using bodies in SolidWorks is a good way to simplify your modeling by reducing the number of features needed to make a part.  Using Boolean features;  combine subtract and common are excellent methods to create complex parts or work in team on a single part.   One of the most common uses for body features is to connect two separate bodies.  This is typically done when the deign of features of your part are defined but the connection between is still unknown of variable.

Below is an animation of the three principal body cut features.  Combine (add) Subtract and Common.  Using a sphere I have shown the results of each of the features.

Continue reading to learn about the uses of the bodies especially working on a single part with a team!

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