How a CAD / CAM Service Creates a Wind SolidWorks Turbine Model
Have you ever wondered how a wind turbine model is created using SolidWorks? If you haven’t, then now would be a good time to do that. Most people are intimidated by the idea of creating wind turbine models using SolidWorks. However, a CAD / CAM service can craft them without any problem. Here, we will discuss how CAD / CAM services create complex shapes such as wind turbine models using SolidWorks.
Understand How SolidWorks Works
To get an idea of how outsourcing a wind SolidWorks turbine model works, you need to first understand SolidWorks and its function. A computer-aided design (CAD) program that runs on Microsoft Windows, SolidWorks allows engineers and designers to create custom designs with precise specifications and dimensions. With that clear, you may want to know how a CAD / CAM service creates wind turbine model in SolidWorks. Everything is explained below:
It Starts with an Understanding of Turbines
There are certain steps necessary to design a simple turbine model. A turbine is a machine that captures energy in fluid flow and directs that energy to other devices. An essential part of turbines is turbine blades. The blades are attached to a rotor that is connected to a shaft. The shaft spins when a turbine is exposed to moving the fluid. The shaft then transmits power to other devices. The blades of a turbine are shaped to efficiently harness the energy in a flow field. A CAD / CAM service considers these things when creating wind turbine models using SolidWorks.
Getting Familiar with SolidWorks
Once CAD / CAM services have an understanding of turbines, they start to familiarize themselves with the different capabilities of SolidWorks. The purpose of this is to create end designs based on the preference of the user. After they are clear about what they can do when creating wind turbine models using SolidWorks, CAD / CAM services use the following process to create the wind turbine models:
- Create a New SolidWorks Part
- Select the Plane That They Will Construct the Model in
- Enable ‘Sketch’ mode in SolidWorks
- Sketch the cross section of the turbine
- Make the sketch 3-dimensional
- Enable ‘flex’ mode within SolidWorks
- Twist the 3-D Turbine to Desire angle
- Select the plane to sketch the base of the turbine
- Sketch the base of the turbine
- Set the dimensions of the base sketch
- Make the base sketch 3-dimensional
- Save the completed turbine model
There you have it—an overview of how outsourcing a wind SolidWorks turbine model works. For more information and to get feedback on your project, please contact us, or learn more about our Solidworks design services. Our friendly experts will be more than happy to help you and provide you with a project quote.