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Engineering Design and Graphics with SolidWorks® 2014 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 3. Features

Chapter Objectives

Learn about the Features tools

Learn how to draw 3D objects

Learn how to use Features tools to create objects

3-1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the Features tools. Features tools are used to create 3D models. A drawing usually starts with a 2D sketch as described in Chapter 2 and Features tools are applied to create a 3D model. For example, the Extruded Boss/Base features tool can be applied to a rectangle to create a rectangular prism or box. Figure 3-1 shows the Features tool panel.

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Figure 3-1

3-2 Extruded Boss/Base

The Extruded Boss/Base tool is used to add thickness or height to an ...

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