Course info
Jul 11, 2016

You'll be able to create contour curves and shapes using these two easy-to-use tools. First, you'll learn how to create Revolved Bosses and Swept Bosses. Next, you'll learn more about that topic and create Thin Features and Cut Features. Finally, you'll be demonstrating all of these concepts while modeling a Basketball Hoop and a Basketball. When you're finished with this SOLIDWORKS course, you'll not only master these tools in a short time period, but also be able to identify more opportunities to use them and be able to be more productive and reach your design goals efficiently and confidently. Software required: SOLIDWORKS (any release/version).

About the author
About the author

Amee Meghani is a Mechanical Engineer graduate from The University of Texas at Austin. Her industry experience is in material handling and consumer products, focusing on product development engineering. Amee is an Applications Engineer for GoEngineer with a Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert certification. Her duties include product demonstrations, customer technical support and troubleshooting, and publishing content related to SOLIDWORKS products.


Hi my name is Amee Meghani and I’m a SOLIDWORKS applications engineer for a GoEngineer.I have 10 years of industry experience in mechanical design andproduct development using the SOLIDWORKS suite of products as my engineering tool.

In this course, we will be introducing Revolves and Sweeps.These tools will be demonstrated as we design a simple basketball hoop and a basketball.

Revolves are features which add or remove material by revolving one or more profiles around a centerline or axis.

Sweep features create geometry by moving a profile (such as a cross section) along a path. Sweeps are necessary when you need to add or remove material which is not normal to the profile, but rather in a specified path which is not necessarily a planar path.

Both of these features allow the designer to create specific 3D geometry forms in a very efficient manner using basic 2D sketches.

No matter how complex the feature is, SOLIDWORKS still makes it easily editable and honors the parametric characteristics that makes mechanical design so effortless.