Building Tube Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS
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VTube-LASER can now build SOLIDWORKS assemblies with the press of one button using the VTube-LASER Assembly method.
VTube-LASER can reverse engineer tube and then build that tube in SOLIDWORKS as a fully-constrained 3D parametric model. This page describes the basic steps to create an assembly from a part using VTube-LASER and SOLIDWORKS.
STEP 1: Measure One of the Parts in VTube-LASER
STEP 2: Build the Part in SOLIDWORKS
STEP 3: Save the SOLIDWORKS Part File
STEP 4: Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for all the parts
Be careful to not move the assembly. Repeat the first three steps for each tube.
STEP 5: Start a New Assembly
STEP 6: Cancel the New Assembly Feature
STEP 7: Create a Reference Plane at the Origin
STEP 8: Press Insert Components in Assemblies
STEP 9: Select Multiple SOLIDWORKS Files
STEP 10: Select the Origin
STEP 11: Repeat STEP 10 for Each Part
STEP 12: Exit the Sketch
The Assembly is Complete