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Solidworks Furniture: A Simple Table or Desk

teacher avatar Rye Crowen, Designer/Developer

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.



    • 2.

      Making your first part - table top


    • 3.

      Adding the table legs


    • 4.

      Making your first assembly - connecting the parts


    • 5.

      Add the aprons


    • 6.

      Add dimensions


    • 7.

      Adding holes for hardware


    • 8.

      Save render


    • 9.

      Adding hardware


    • 10.

      Add corner brace


    • 11.

      Add materials and start first render


    • 12.

      Exploded view and start drawing


    • 13.

      Fix mirrored parts (if needed)


    • 14.

      Adding slots and more screws


    • 15.

      Add more screws


    • 16.

      Add notes and finish up


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About This Class

Starting off with a simple sketch, we'll explore ways to create the base of the desk using weldments, a wood table top, learn how to use the sheet metal tool, and put it all together in an assembly. We'll then chose colors and materials, to render everything in Photoview360, creating a finished prototype of our desk or table. And, to finish it up, we'll create a drawing for manufacturing. 

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Rye Crowen



Hello, my name is Rye Crowen. Professionally, I'm a user experience designer/researcher for a large consultancy. Outside of work I follow a variety of creative passions. Do the verb, forget the noun!

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1. Intro: Hello. My name is Red Cross. Welcome to Salt Works Furniture design in this video series will be designing a table or a desk. We'll start the basic sketch to create a part, will create more parts which will put into an assembly, then materials to create a render of our final table or desk. We'll finish with a drawing that we could send off to manufacturing or just to share with our friends and family. 2. Making your first part - table top: Okay, let's get started for this via series will be using Starbucks 2015 because everything we do is pretty simple. There's no reason you couldn't use 2014 and even earlier. But for this view, hobbies In 2015 to get started, we'll go up to a medium. We'll click on new. This gives us the option of a new part assembly or drawing. We'll be touching in all of these, but right now we're just going to need a new part. You could see the novice version of this menu which doesn't have the part assembly and drawing. Um, and these three are the exact same is the three in the advanced. The difference is in the events uh, start. You could actually have custom templates that you might want to use. And we could talk about that a little bit later on. But for now, we're distinctly come part click, OK, and then we are here in our first, uh, part we're going to make over the future tree, which is generally the tab will use the most of these. This is we'll see how we're building our parts in that we have a front top and right plane A Z you could imagine front would be as if we're facing apart. Top is looking down on it and then our right is the right side of that. We're gonna start with the top plane. Click on that quick normal To which then brings that top plane to a straight on view for us as if we're looking from the sky down to the ground, We'll right click again. We're going to start a sketch. Usually most parts that will make in Celebrex will start the sketch. That's not always the case, but I find probably 99% of time. That would be the case. So we will start with the sketch ourselves because we'll be doing it. Tangle, er, tabletop. We're going to go up to the rectangle tool. You could click it that would start it right away, and you could choose your different type of tool to use. Or you could go up here and click the era. Now drop down and give you the same options. We'll start with a senator rectangle, which is really easy to use to start off our table top. You click right on the origin, which is this little double red hair here, Right in the middle of our object you could see. Click it. We get a little yellow relationship shows us that we're right on the words in there. We'll click it and we'll start to move our part out. Doesn't really matter where we click again. Um, but we can kind of get the general shape of how we like your table. Talk to look, we'll click there. I knew it. Hit check. We're done with that. You can also hit the X Kiki, which all. And I'm doing a lot. So if you see me use a tool and then I'm done with it. Hitting escape is the same as that little green arrow less. We could go to smart dimension here and start giving our dimensions for a tabletop. But I know that we're in metric. I'm gonna want to switch over to inches, so go up. Two options click on document properties because we'll be doing this specific justice document here. Go down to units. Click. I ps she is there and OK, now we go to smart dimension And if you click the arrow, you could see There's lots of different dimension tools you can use smart dimensions. Really nice, because that will determine what you are kind of figure out what you're trying to do and then pick the best dimension and tool for that. So I was, like, use a smart dimensions when I can. Now I get turned back on, We'll click this horizontal over here, we'll start to move it out. You see, we strong with five inches and a whole bunch of numbers. There. Excuses get pretty accurate on what you want. Attention to be. We're just draw for 30 and nice round number. Okay, Now click on the vertical and you can see that it was already given a particular size wielding click again. Change this 1 to 60. Okay, so there we have it. A 60 by 30 inch tabletop. So right now we have the sketch complete, but we're gonna have to give us some thickness to make it an actual part. So go over the features extrude This will give it concedes to give us, um, thickness could drag away. Appeared to be a big super block table. Talk. Maybe it's just a whole piece of wood cut to be a giant slab table toe, but we're actually just gonna do a one inch. So Goto left here will select here in the dimension of that clique. One tab. And there we have it. A one inch dick tabletop. Uh, lots of other options could go over, but I'm gonna try Just keep this fastest simplified and just talk about mainly the options that I'm using. Otherwise, I could spend several video. Siri's just talking about all the options that are available. Certainly you could always ask a question about something else, and I'll do my best to get back to you in the forums. About what? Some of the other things, how you use them. But they could be used for. But this case, we're going to blind, which means that it just be going one direction. You can actually switch the direction, Um, and one inch hit. Okay. And there we have it. There's our tabletop. We could build a multi body part. We could put a whole table top. I mean, our whole table in just this one part never legs. We can have a brand. We could have everything we need. Um, And that works for a lot of, uh, just if you want to get a quick pro type of something, just good idea what's gonna look like or there's lots of scenarios that would work. We're actually gonna build all the parts separate so we could put together simply, which is always kind of fun, because then we could do an exploded view of our table and split abuser. Always super cool. So now that we have a table top, we'll save it You to save to the desktop. I'm gonna call it my table top. It's safe. And there we go. Now we can move on to creating the legs. 3. Adding the table legs: Okay, so we have our table talk. Done. So now let's work on doing one of our table legs, go up and do a new part just like that Hit, okay. And for this will also go to the top plane normal to, and we'll start our sketch again. We're gonna use the rectangle tool with, uh, center click on that one right here on the origin. And we can kind of go out to kind of make it close to a square. Doesn't need to be exact, because we're gonna dimension that. We'll click right there. Let's grab smart dimension up here. We can see that we're still millimeters. So we need to do on that is go up to our options Document properties units and click for inches. Okay, there we go. Two inches. Click on again and we'll set this to to Exactly now, we could go over here and we could do a new dimension, and we'd have to buy two or whatever we want it. But I'm gonna escape. And, uh, something else that we could do is let's stop the dimension here. And we can slick this wars online and then control Click the vertical and brings up this little pop up menu here and over to the right. We have a make equal. So we'll click that. And now what we have in exactly two by two square. So from there we'll need to extrude this again. So features extrude and this would give us the height of our table. I'm going to choose 29. I already have one inch tabletop. So have overall 30. Um, you can decide if you want to do something. Maybe you want to do a really little coffee table. You could do 10 inch legs or whatever size you'd be interested in. 29 tab. Okay, Okay, there we go. Are 29 inch two by two table leg. Let's save that. We'll call that one my table leg. It's safe. Every girl. One more thing about as we're building this table. A good resource for that would be going Teoh, a website. Such a Zacchia. You can see that if you find one of their, for instance, the dying table or if you go to maybe you're interested in office furniture doing a desk, clicking on something, and though I should give you the dimensions on that. That there you can see right here we have some of the dimensions going further down. There's actually one of the Prock information we could see that we have. For instance, in this case, we have length of 61 by a width of 35 3/8 in the height of 2019 80. This is great because it can't gives an idea of what a dining table size might be. So also give you some ideas of the materials we're using and stuff you could add later on. As we do the assembly or in the drawings, you can even add some of this information for now. Great resource to kind of finding out some different dimensions. Let's go back to salt works. My table leg. Right here. Go Look, here we are. And next we'll start to put this all together 4. Making your first assembly - connecting the parts: Now that we've got the leg done, we're going to go forward to actually making assembly where we could put the legs in the tabletop together, we could go on and make the apron for the table and then start adding the parts together. But you'll see, actually, by a string with just the table top of legs, this will help us get some measurements when we're actually creating the apron. Four our table. So look up to new. We'll do an assembly, and okay, I know that will Wanna go options over here. Oops. Before we do that, let's get our sect are table top. And this is gonna put it if we go over here to the window, we can see this is gonna put our tabletop, uh, in the start of our assembly, we could actually just click and drop it, but something that's really, uh why has to do is without dropping anywhere. Go over him the check mark, and that'll actually sinner this table top in the center of the assembly so that the tables right plane will match up to the assembly's right plane. That'll help for when were placed in other items. It's usually Julie wise to kind of hit the check. Mark on apart. We want a place in there in order for it to be centered in the assembly. Now it's good options. Document units. Would you are inches again. Okay, You can actually set up a template for this. I'm not gonna do it right now because we don't have a lot of parts to make. But if you were doing inches all the time, that's words. Best to actually make a template that when he open it, it's already in inches and that'll save a lot of time, but having to go up every time Teoh set the units there. So here we have our tabletop. We're going to insert component. We're gonna find our leg. What can be that now? Doesn't really matter where we put it, because we're gonna use some mates to put together. What does drop that down there so we'll go up to mate. This gives us a huge variety of mates that we could dio not just are standard, but we advance mechanical. One with friends is to moving gears realistic with standard. We're going to stick with a really, uh, common one just that coincident. We'll click on the bottom of the table. We will click on the top, the table, leg and Walla. They're actually now connected. You can really see that because the table leg is a little bit of a distance from the table . So I click there, and if I'm gonna slide it under, you could see that the table leg is right there. I feel we're now going to do a Dimension one so I can click again. Cook England. This is automatically gonna want to do a coincidence, but I'm actually gonna want to do a measurement. And this is where I'm gonna enter. Two inches. I'm gonna go over here, click that base in that face again. I'm gonna do a measurement. I'm gonna do two inches and then I hit Check Mark to get other. And there we go. One table leg, two inches from either side, and it is stuck right there to the bottom of the table. Now we can actually, uh, insert more components. We can put mawr of these table legs in there, but something that's nice to do instead would be to go to a mere component. And we're gonna actually captured this view here. You can quickly go over. The different planes were going to use the front plane. We're gonna mere that table, leg, quick arrow to go. The next one that we can see it, you know his check. So there we go. We now have to table legs and again we can actually go to beer components. Now, we're gonna do the right plain, and we can actually then select both of these legs and there we go. Quickest. Could be. All four legs are on a table, and if you try and move, anything in the tabletop is automatically fixed after it There, fixed this table are table legs because they've been have all the mates needed to fix them in place. They also won't move anywhere. And at any time we want you could actually expand that many. You can see the mates that we created if you wanted to, you can actually double click on it. It will bring up shows us where the maid is there or we can that are gonna right click and hit edit feature. And that brings us into where we could actually change that dimension. If we wanted to, in case we wanted to do three inches from edges or whatever it kind of changes we wanted to make. There we have it. There is the start of our table. 5. Add the aprons: So now that we have our table legs on the table, we could take a couple of measurements that will help us make our table aprons. That's the reason I was gonna wait on making those until we had these all put together. So if you just click a face inside leg here, moving around using a middle quick and then hit control click of that one because you don't hear that's 52 inches you can also use to evaluate measure tool that shows 52 inches there as well. Escape. Click out of there. We'll take note of that and then we'll go take the measurement from this face over to the state's looking here. Got 22 inches. So taken. No to that. So that way we're making her apron. We can go up to new part. Okay, well, quickly change the units here to, and she's okay. And you get a red clean. If you click Sketch, you don't actually need to do the normal to be hit sketch after you sick the planes going to write to that plane. So it's face on a sinner rectangle at the origin measured here. We're gonna dio try maybe three C three inches tall. And I do the dimension of 3/4 inch on the horizontal extrude this case, I'm gonna dio mid plane, Which means it doesn't the as it sounds from the mid plane, you can kind of movie. You could see it moves out from that plane. So if we happen to do 22 inches in this case, that's gonna be 11 on each side for a total of 22. Okay, and there we go. So I'm going to save that. You see that as my table apron? I had that part there. That's okay. I'm gonna saving over Yes, place that looks like a Let me call it my table apron to so that problem. And now, instead of making another part of this, I can show you something where we actually go in. And, uh, I can use a configuration of this. So I'm gonna click and click again so I can change the name called 22 inch. Okay. Right click of the top to add a configuration. I'm gonna call this 1 52 inch. Okay, so then if I go back to the, uh, boss extrude and I do right click edit feature I could specifically see for this feature. I'd like it to be 52 inches. Okay, you go. So if I go back to configurations, if I click on Tony to you see, there's a small 52 there's a larger one which helps just have the one part in that way. Even if he had other sizes you wanted, you can add a bunch of configurations of all these German sizes, but really needed to for what we're working on. So go back to feature tree, you get control tab, and that gives the option of cycling. Between are open items or you can also go down to the salt works, but down below and final. Which one worked on this case on Do the simply there. So now I can answer component. I could grab that apron there. Looks like that's in the right configuration. Drop it right there. Then I want to go into component, and I'm gonna grab another one of these and I shall use why did turn it sideways, Drop it right there in this case, like, good to configure component. And I could just, uh, say okay, with that, but over 52 change into 22. Okay. And there we go. We have large and a small. Next, I'm going to start to position this, So I'm going to use the top here. Top of the table, Okay. Save for a small one. It's like in that face. No, I slept in that case appear. Okay, This case is this is where the mid plane really helps. I could actually just click this and have it slick that. Then go to this face over here. But something like to do in the case of something that's clearly centered in our part is go Teoh, the plains of the Assembly. In this case, the front plane Here is the 22 inch Hey, print. Expand. That and I looked to see, uh, what plane is gonna line with that front plane? In this case, you could see the right plane. See how they line up there. Right? And then I'll slit over it. Okay, there we go. So now that one is actually centered between the legs. I'll do the same for the longer. One in this case is going to write plain of the Assembly close that spanned the 52 inch one . In this case, it's gonna want to be the right plane here. Hit. Okay, slide down here. I can see investor to move it. It's constrained just the way they want. I could cite up to approximate where I want to put it. Now I'm gonna do, um, dimensions here. It's like them. Like that plane so you could have it flush. Eso it is coincident. Maybe you want that? You look in this case, I'm actually going to do a dimension of 0.5. Okay? Yeah, that looks good. Savor this one was like that face. It's like that face going to mention of 0.5. No hit. Okay, let's check to exit out of the mating future. And there we go. Now we really have what looks to be a table. But of course we're missing the other two sides of apron. That's easy to remedy. Under linear components, we go down to mere component. We'll choose the first start, the front plane. We're gonna mere this day print. You could do right, click right away. We can help us. Over here. There's one here. Choose airplane, which would be the right plane. The, uh, extra stuff going on there. Start over on that one again. That's to beer. We're gonna choose the right plane. There we go. And then now we will choose Are 22 inch one. Okay, there we go. Now we have complete table. Let's save it. And next, let's start adding some materials to that. 6. Add dimensions: So let's have some dimensions to our table. We'll go over to annotation smart dimension. Zoom in a little bit, and what we can do is we can either select the one side as such, or Fay escape that because it's like thes two opposite edges. He's of the same dimension. Could go case. Then we have 30 inches that way. What is quick? The one line dragon out 60 inches there and top the bottom of the leg? Because our overall height we might also want to add the distance between the legs, maybe even the dimension of the leg. Here on the right view, same thing you add to mention between. Then we can add the dimension for the leg. And let's do one more dimension just the height of the apron here, like that. And there we go 7. Adding holes for hardware: Okay, let's start adding some hardware to this. So I get a little bit more idea how this could be constructed A table like this. There's probably guzzling ways it could be made. We're gonna just take one method, which is not necessary, the best way to build it, but just, uh, kind of a way to show you some different techniques. I'm gonna imagine that we have some wood screws coming up through these aprons that will, uh, hold everything all the legs, everything to the top, and you'll see more that as we go along. So what we need to first to is right click on that apron. We're gonna open that part. Here we are. Is good too. I just a quickie. The isometric actually gonna go down to the bottom of it here. So I got normal, too. And I'm gonna make a whole wizard doing these counter boreholes for a number 10 screw. Slide down a bit further on the scroll here. You see, that's going to make a certain dimension of that opening you choose. Gonna do. Let's see the pan Cross said, be a good for us, and then the next click on position and you can see it starts already. Find the center of this based on or, you know, go out. Uh, maybe that far. For now, I'm also gonna put one here in the middle and then still in this, I'll go and do a center line type of the origin straight up. Then I actually having to click on this point. This point is gonna turn into a hole. You'll see how that works out. I will control Click the Centerline mirror entities that now I have bulls on either side. I will dimension these at Quicken. Both of them, my son. Delicious, too. 30 inches, even now that we have those dimensions. And of course, the one the middle list. Because it was right, then the origin already has. The I was fully defined right there. The relationships okay. And the zoom in there. You see that this is made holes all the way through with a little bit of the in boss there , which would then have our Haidar screw had a little bit. So you can also take a dimension from here to the top and you will see that we have 2.87 is our distance. It's probably like a 3.5 inch grew will be enough to go through all those into the tabletop . Great. Let's, uh, got our configuration 22 inch one. You'll see that in this case, we go back here. This is great out because we made this, uh, whole wizard was on the 52 inch. It's that specific to that one in this case will go. Same thing will go to the bottom. Normal to We're going to the hole, wizard. And everything should be the same from the last time you used it. Go to position. Uh uh Went out there will to center line in the middle Control Click Cityline after selecting the first hole there, mere entities, uh, use quickies. There s gives me a quickie to the dimension. They're just, like, lined up here would do It's like both points Grow up will make this one make it 12. Oops, 12. Here we go. Okay. And you can see in this movie now poster there. So it's safe. We will control Tab to get back to our table assembly. You can see now we have our holes. It's updated there and all aprons has we need. Great. Next thing we need do is we need to find some hardware to put in there. That one thing you can do is you can go over to the toolbox if it isn't open. And you close some of these and you tried to select it, it might give you something about Open this. Now, you said yes. You want to use the tool box now and then, Once you're there, you can decide what measurement system using, abusing, and the inch I'm gonna go into bolts and screws on then down. And here's a whole variety of options. For instance, using machine screw um and, uh, but different, uh, Pan cross head some different ones of pants lot. Have these ones work really good, but there's kind of a limited amount of that they have. The great thing about, um is that you can actually see, for instance, I can take this to the pan slide head. I can go over here. I go right to where the hole is. I guess it over to the flat part. Excuse me, and that's giving me this crew size of the left. Aiken. See, what length I want to do. The length I need is not available. But let me just do one. And just for the sake of showing, you can see that are already places that screw right where I need it. Okay? And it's gonna want, you know, one before that I was going to one. So Walla there's a screw in their other lengthy one. But I'm gonna talk about that in a second. Eso It's really fast it. Like I said, unfortunately, there's not a lot of options, specifically just not wood screws, and some other ones like that will be needing. But this is a really quick way to get screws in a part on assembly. If you need to. A Michigan a right click that one. I'm gonna delete it. Yes, and we don't need that now. Now there's some great resource is for a finding hardware and a big master car is a great one. So go back to my web. I'm already there. Uh, this is the home page. Go. Screws and bolts are gonna be looking for wood and slide down school down here toward get two screws for wood. Click on that one go down to, For instance, you could do stand steel brass. What? Everyone? I'm going to get a brass. I said we're doing a number 10 3.5 of the great. So click on the part. This is a great it gives this. 8. Save render: Okay, so the renders done. It took a little while. But that's because we do do the best setting for our final render. You can experiment with doing just a lower setting to get a kind of a basic feel for how it's gonna look when it renders it and you keep and go higher, you can increase the resolution. Esos definitely other things you can play with. But once we have our final render completed, we're going to see the image. I've got pictures back, Richard. I've already won. Rendered in there. Okay, just like that once already. Have it quick. Way of, uh, saving name you could do is a tiff format if you want to do it, Uh, for maybe edited photoshopped, I'm just gonna do a simple PNG here. Save it. Close the final render close the preview, and there we go. So now we're done with our render part of our video. Siri's of next. We're gonna put this into a drawing so we could give some dimensions to everything, do some call outs, and then we will be finished with the video. Siri's great. See you soon 9. Adding hardware: So here we are at McMaster car, which is a great resource for finding CAD models and just looking at all the variety of stuff that's available out there for manufacturing and put a typing. They just have so much stuff. It's just fun to look at their website and see what's out there. But for us, we need a model of a screw and as saying, This is a great resource for that. So well, I'm right here on the home page. Click and screws and bolts tapping. Now you can go down to actually where they have specifically wood screws. I would, but I know that with most of these there's no cat. It's just give you dims. You show you can how you order it like that. But I do know that up here at the sheet metal, screw the Philips one. It does have cat for these screws. And because these were very similar would screw. And just for our purposes, this is gonna work out. Great. Click on that. We're doing a number 10 3.5. It's gonna be, uh, what we could use because this little cad symbol there says that Yes, there is a cad model for this particular screw quick on that because next page where we see a drawing of that and over here, you see, this is solid works, and I can say that you download it. Here it is. Click on that. Just gonna actually open it up and sell it in. There it is. Look at that. Already modeled for us. And they have so many different parts on their website that, uh, they have cad models far for So this is great. I will control Tab, get back to my assembly, leaving that screw up in. And then what I'll do is I'll insert component. Here's the big master partner. Click on that every girl. You can see it bringing this crew and this is where the's This comes in handy when placing these so I can see that on the easy access I'd like toe move that around. Go there we go so that it takes a few times and then once you get, you can see that now it's in the right orientation. That took me more times. It's probably needed, but there it is. Has all these drawings showing that are in there from when they made the can model, Those kind of become a little annoyance. Second script, this little sunglass item I could hide drawing better now what we need to do as we need to meet this screw into that hole so made I'm gonna first click the inside of the screw whole clique. Just the edge one, these rings, One of any of the face in these rings will click that and that's going to give me the concentric what I want. Okay, so that's gonna have made it move right into the hole There. It looks like it kind of hit a little bit. It's like finding slide it down. You can see it. There it is. And then I'll click the face in the bottom of the cannon bore And then on the move my model around and get the Understand that when you click it again, Okay. And then what we see is our screw nice and tucked up inside that little holder Perfect. Did okay for mates or done. So we have one screw tasked our table. If we go to, uh, see let's get to front view. Well, go to the showing. Are hidden lines and you can see the zoom in the screw going in the wood up into the tabletop. Let's go back shaded view with lines. Now, what we need to do is we need to right click on this crew. We're gonna copy with mates and until left, we see little window opens up, which is showing us this is the, uh, part we're gonna copy. Click over. So see that it has a concentric made and it has the coincident me. And that's where we had the bottom of it. So we'll started from this one. And what we can do is we could go to the next one quick pat, click the bottom, and then do a right click on There it is. Go to the next one again. You start doing this really fast before you know it, you have all screws in there. Have those saying there's not two different ways you could build a table. And so this is just kind of one idea that gives us a chance to see some different ways. Teoh find hardware to put hardware in there and using a great resource like McMaster car. And there's certainly different ways. And that's something about looking at either place like Kia or just going to different furniture shops. And seeing how their stuff is built is a really good idea of some different ways. You can actually build a table or any furniture, for that matter. So we did all the screws in there. I'm gonna hit. Uh oh. This is something I've noticed. Kind of almost like a little bug was all works, hit. Okay to get out of it. Doesn't listen to work. Who hit the cancel and that is this other. But our screws were still what we wanted to be. And so that's that. We don't that that lasts. Ah. Next thing we're gonna add, it's gonna be 1/4 braces. The corner braces will hold the table legs to the apron so that the whole unit is what we're seeing that's being attached to the deal it up. So let's move on to that 10. Add corner brace: Okay, now that we got the screw holes in place and we screwed our aprons up to the tabletop, let's have the corner braces that will hold our table legs in place. I recreated a part that I found on half 11. You can see here is the part here. There's the actual one. Here's the dimensions of that part, which I used to recreate the part. The reason I had to do that. You can actually download the cat from their site. But I found that it didn't actually have a 90 degree angle, which made a little bit difficult on using the mates into our assembly. Here's an isometric view of it showing how it's connected to the apron table legs, and we're gonna put these notches in a swell exit that will go back to our model. And here is that part. I made this a sheet metal part. Uh, this is something that hopefully in ah, the next video series that I create, I could do a whole one about sheet metal parts, but for now, you can look over the future tree kind of get a basic idea how I created it. But for now, this will work for what we need to do. This Do control tab over to our table assembly. We'll go insert component. He's a corner brace. I'm gonna maybe rotate that a little bit. There we go. The reason I did that is that a matching attach? This part made it over here in this corner. So these two parts of abran or the actual UNM eared parts where these ones over here are the ones you can see are the beard components. Sometimes it's best for what I'm gonna do to do that on the the UNM eared part, you're going to see what's gonna happen in the second here. So let's first get this in position. Well hit Ah s key for a shortcut, star mate. Or you can also find the made up here on the assembly Click that either way inside of the abran and to the dust. We call this the outside of this corner brace and that'll made that in place inside insurgents. Opposite corner there, I kind of see let's get a little bit mawr into position. One problem that we have right now, of course, is that this is cutting through the actual table leg we can fix that will just take a piece of that t will leg off. So that's a still a flush with it. No big deal right now, but something that we want to do is you can see this is not really defined. It's moving around. We want to have this centered on this apron so that we put the screw holes in. Everything will be nice and symmetric. So exit that here. The first going to do is I'm gonna hide the tabletop. So let's hide that component. They don't want to create a reference geometry into a plane. This is Ah, there's love things you can do with planes pretty proud for feature for how we build our models. We're gonna do a simple one. Looks like the top of this apron, and that's like the bottom of the same one that's gonna automatically put a bid plane in there for us. Well, except that now we can go back and weaken. Do mate will expand the feature tree. That's to the right of the property manager. Now we'll down select our plane. See, that's in the middle there, years might say, playing 123 Some other number. Don't worry about that. Just make sure the plane that's the right here in the middle of her apron. Well, then expand the half of one. The part here, and we'll find the top plane, which would Then you see it move just a tiny bit. And that's where it lined it up. So now it's symmetrically centered on that apron. Okay, Okay. So now we can go in here, right click, and we can edit part. So now we're actually editing the part inside this assembly. Click on the face to make a sketch, go up here to the centre circle, and we highlight the circle. Here. You see, it brings up this little crosshairs, and that's the center of that circle. So we want to actually start our circle on that center for our screw holes here. Same thing down here. I laid over it. There we go. Across there's, like, that same thing here. Usually it's pretty good. Hold over too long. Just make sure you get the crosshairs. The center, it there. Okay. We have one selected do controls like the next one. The final one making equal. Let's give them a dimension of Put 1 to 5 or 1/8. Looks like everything's fully defined. That's good. We'll go to features extreme cut. We want half an inch. It's already filled in there. Hit. Okay. And then we can exit the part appear in the right corner. You see this little icon that exit that And there we go. We got a pilot holes created here on our apron. If you go the opposite side, hopefully we should see that we have him over there. Uh, see, where are they? Where are they? Okay, so they're over here for a mere there we go. Make sure that we seem on both sides. Sometimes it depends on how you mere the part. You have some options, but they're on the inside. That's good. It's a workout. You'll see why cover hero to the same thing it apart. Create a sketch in that face. Center circle is really marriage. When you start with would have started this top one. Get across. There's boom. Usually it takes doing at the hub for a second. There there's a cross hairs X keep that kind of missed it very cope. Got one selected second selected final selected? Yes, if you have the pop up menu that disappears, you got some sit equal here on the property manager. They are equal features. Let's go for a smart dimension again, but 1 to 5/8 of an inch. Okay, well, see, here's a good example. So that's when you can see down here. This one is still blue, so this one is not fully defined. So this actual one is by moving around. Selected there, you could see that's moving around. That's okay. Just drag it over. Touchline there. It'll bring back up that centering her there. And then I could drop it in place once I see the crosshairs, center of the circle on the cross hairs. And now it's down here. Fully defined. Great same thing features extreme cut. Half an inch is already filled in hit. Okay to accept and they will exit the part and we could see Now we have, uh, are pilot holes in her apron. And over here, we should also see on the Mir sizes against on the corner near eso the corner, you can see the opposite corner. There we go. We have our spirit holes already created and I'll show you how to get the rest of us. Well, okay, so next we want to do is we want to select the top surface of the table leg and they hit normal too, so that we can come from above here. We're gonna right click. We are going to and apart, and you can either kind of i by doing the line it's way. Make a sketch. First make a sketch to choose line over the corner. Just died down to here on the other side Click it. We want to click these two lines Control click will make them equal. Now I'm just eyeballing it. You can try to get as close as you like. Doesn't have to be exact just kind of somewhere that it gives them some space to it And then that's gonna be our cut that we're gonna make. So if you kind of start to look down to how far we won't make that cut, you can rotate. Your model is needed back to features. Shrewd cut. We could just drag that down as far as we want to go to miss where the corner braces at Alex. Good. Well hit Okay, So now if the X the part, you can see that we have a cut out that allows the brace to slide right in to that piece. Um, we have that on the opposite side here. It worked out, but looks like on these quarter ones, something went wrong. That's from the Mirian. So we'll fix that in one second here. 11. Add materials and start first render: Okay, so it was done with getting the corner braces in place. Turned out to be a lot of work. Congratulations to gain through all that. Yes, we have a lot of parts. Now. We have all the hardware in there. Something that you can do is click on Frances, This top screw here and then shift. Click on the bottom. So you select all the hardware there. Right click. Good to add two new folder entitled This one Hard. Where? And then you could see these up here also are screws. It's like one track those down in the hardware now that cleans up everything a little bit so that our hardware is all in one place. These solar screws you could even drag in the corner based when we have into that as well. If you wanted to, that makes a little bit easier to start to organize everything so that you don't have, uh, this giant list of parts in your future tree. You can start to group things by, like, types or whatever categories you want to create. So now that we are finished with that, let's start adding some materials. We'll go over to, uh our appearance Seen and D Cows, which is one looks like a little colorful beach ball there. If you had another one selected, such as Celebrex Resource is just click on the beach ball, and now we are at our appearances, scenes and decals. Let's expand appearances. You see, we have a list of different kinds of materials. This case, um, this is would for the most part, um, we can't go. Teoh Woods kind of has its. It's a subcategory of organics will expand that first, and then we can expand when you have a whole variety of types of we can use. You can also use your own custom. Materials were not going to get into that in this video, but just know that you could actually find online. Resource is of image of a certain kind of whether you, like maybe like people, hard or subzero would, or something else. You can take a picture that down the J peg and then go through a process of making a custom material that you can add to your table. So let's do, um, let's to good old oak. You see, once we click up, we have a variety of options. Whether it's Polish, we have a satin, the unfinished whole right things. It's kind of fun just to grab the different ones. And kind of what we do is good. Drag it over. Dropping on. We're gonna choose the body some step doing the whole assembly, just the body of it. So once you drop it in, now you have your material on that piece of wood right there so you can kind of go through . And, you know, here's the posh in green one. See, that looks like that's that's pretty sure it looks like a A fingerprint. A little bit. We could go up a bit further. That's trends polished one here dropping. So there we go. 60 is pretty easy to try different materials to explore some options that we can dio, maybe even down here. We'll do our table legs and the same thing. Okay, go over to our aprons. That there they're okay with you. Think it's good. So there we go. We have our oak table just like that. So, like I said, it's really fun to experiment with materials. Feel free to go through all the different ones and kind of try about to see what you want Your table look like that will actually become even more, uh, important when we do the the preview of it to do our final render. Then you can kind of see what the show is really gonna look like for now. That's because you kind of an approximate look of that. If you go over to the display manager, you can see that we have all the materials in there as well. If you were to select one of these, let's see if we can find the tabletop version of it. You can also go into this one and edit the material through here. Or you can right click find the beach ball, little arrow, and you can also edit the material here. So I get the option of changing material. Um, and some other options there, back to the feature tree. No, uh, let's do a preview. This just to see kind of what it's starting to look like versus go up Teoh perspective, which will look over more natural as we do our render of it of the four of you and then down to preview window. So pop up a little window up here. Wait for that because it takes a little while. Pop up. Hopefully soon and we can see with their We are just a second here started. You kind of a approximation again. Of what? It's gonna look like a little more detail than just what our window is showing. So here we go. Now you can go over to the model and you can dio you can zoom in. You can move the model around whatever you like to do to get it a better orientation inside of our When do here sufferance that consuming a little bit Then I could move it over, pan it around to get the perfect angle, whatever that might be. And then it's going to start to render this so slowly to kind of fill it in to give us even a better approximation. So there we go. There is our table. Let's exit that for now. Now, if I go to photo of you were go to options, you can see we have the ability to choose the scale of our what our final winner is going to be. We can choose the image, width and height pixels here you can also go down a little bit here to render quality. You just got to have the preview on good, just the lower side. But then our final render. We get a bump up the bastard even a maximum, and this is not so critical here with the wood parts. But it's really critical to comes to acrylic in plastics because the greater the render quality, the the better ability is to render the different layers of the acrylic. So if you have a bunch of acrylic stacked up, you need to have a better rendered quality to make sure you're seeing through all those different layers. Now I don't get into the whole reason behind that. That's something you could definite look up about doing, rendering see through materials. That's pretty fascinating of how that works. But for now I'm going to choose the best have been Exit That and let's go smashing and do different mature over the tabletop. We'll go up here and do plastic. I'm gonna go for a medium gloss. I mean, she's meeting bus red. Put that right there in the tabletop just to get the really fancy team atop. Go back to food of you. Let's go to preview window. Wait a second for to pop up. Here we go. Let's see what we have here. Here we go. Here's our shame. Rid Teal top. Look a pretty fancy now, once we have, ah, the table on the correct orientation of what? We want that in the window. And we have our preview winners of the size to the ratio that we'd like it to be up. Then we go back up The photo of you might take a second here try again. It's a little hard time here. Here we go. Sometimes things a few times could be that my computer is kind of slow. I'm actually running Celebrex on the back on the boot camp side. So sometimes it's a little slow. Let's do a final render Now click on that and we can sit back and watch our render happened . It's slowly starting to, uh, work on all the different way the light bounces off everything. Render the different materials almost likely fast for this so you could see the final product and you're not waiting around as this thing is trying to render. And then I will see you when it's done. 12. Exploded view and start drawing: Okay, Before you put this into a drawing template, let's do a slight exploded view just so we can see some of the stuff that's underneath the table top and how that is connected. So to go to the ice of you here first select Exploded view. Click on the table top with our triad here, click the era to slide it up. Okay, out of the way there, let's select. Maybe listed these back to table legs like both of those slide those other way just a little bit. Can't get Justin idea of some distance. Kind of see the different different departs how they're connected. You could do this for every every single party. Could be for all the screws. You can get really crazy with the exploded view. I just don't do a couple of give you an idea at Knossos, so we can use this for a drawing. So that's hit. Okay, any time you want collapses. If you go Teoh, see you in the future tree. If you go to the configuration manager and you expand the default, you'll see, here's our expletive, you right click collapse and there it is back to normal. So we could just leave that in the collapse mood for now. Let's save it. I see. Well, now let's go up to where we're going to new file. We actually dropped on the air. We're going to say make drawing from part. So we just have the one drawing template right now you can customize this so that click on this, you'll see in a second Withdrawing view looks like. So here's our template. Now you can go in and you can make this, uh, custom to anything you like it to be. You can have your company logo. You can have. You can have odd Ifill different information. So it's really a wide variety of things you could do with this. We're just gonna use the stock provided one. For now, that's easy to do. So, over here we have all our different views of the model we're working on. We're gonna drag a front view under a sheet. You see, we have a whole bunch of dimensions ready added. Oh, no, this has the all these little origin points would get rid of that a second. So it's it's okay there. Let's first turn off origin points. That's a little better. That's also trust sketches. There we go. So that kind of makes a little bit easier. See everything? Let's now add, uh, the top view makes you can't snaps to where it's going to be in line. Ortho. Graphically. Here's our top. That's the drop in our right view. Uh, let's leave that one there. That's not what we want. And let's get our right. You're treading. There we go symbols that. So now that we have our views in place Okay, you could have orientate them how we want to orientate them like so go down. And this is well, add in our exploded view. Drop that in there. So you can see now we have our expletive. You we could Then if you'd like to call it some parts. So the next thing we do is we asked dimensions. We're gonna add some notes and then we have everything done 13. Fix mirrored parts (if needed): Okay, so let's fix these table aches. Sometimes it happens when you're myriad parts, the parts that you're editing, my end up being not in their orientation, you want. So one thing I can do is I can kind of find what parts I've mirrored him, and then it can actually just go back. I'm gonna delete thes mirror ones. Second. Didn't find what's causing the problem here, So I had this leg that's you can see is already not oriented the right direction. That's okay. I'm going going here. I'm actually gonna clear at the mates. Yes, 20 And then I'm going to move this one over to the side. They wanted to be at next. So a right click of being in the movie Triad. Then I will move this around to kind of get roughly in the orientation I wanted to be in. I can move it into the spot. Then I do some new mates inside there to here. Okay, I'm here to here. Okay. Two table tops and Walla Looks like it's all working. OK, now, we could go back in with our table leg selected weaken, then Premier the component We could start off. I want to do it on the Let's do the front plane. Click the next to see where it's at. See how it's lining up. Looks like it's not the orientation. We can move it around a few, and it looks like it's going to give us problem. Not gonna want work that we either. Not a problem. It's a good way that we learn how toe problem soft. So looks like it might be better to actually just copy with mates. Move forward. We can go in. Stead will click inside for the first mate, decide for the other mate, and then we'll click the top of this one for the final mate. Okay, Now we have that one in the correct spot. So when I was a little bit of a bug here, you gotta actually hit extra guy. This one. Let's try meaning across this other plane to see if that works so we can select both of them. Right? Click your components. We want to go across the right plane. Move ahead. Let's see how it worked out. They were kept for us. It's like this one. We could go back to one. Nope, not gonna work this week there. So you sometimes it just doesn't work. And that's okay. Exit out of there. But now we know if we actually right, click. We say copy with mates next. So we can see that we want to start off with this mate happening first. Which means could be my orientation. Their first. It's one next. Making sure looks good. Okay. And that one go to the next one here, which I want due to the right of the first left side. The top. Make sure looks OK. Say yes. Exit that. There we go. So we live work around. Not this easy is just meaning things across. But that's okay. It got the table legs, right. We wanted him, and then we can go forward with, uh, adding the rest of the corner braces, having the holes we need neared for to have all the screw holes. And we can also add the two holes that we need into the table leg. So let's start with that next 14. Adding slots and more screws: Okay, so let's have those slots for the corner brace that are on the apron here. To do this, we could go to the bottom. Do you? We consume in a little bit. Let's find Ah, I'm gonna right click here and collapse items. Let's find the abran. That is that Here we go. So we just dropped this one. That's the non weird part. This is gonna same ideas we did with the TBA Lakes cutting out. We'll right click and apart. We will, uh what a turn on are hidden lines visible. We can kind of see an idea of where that piece goes in. Then if we do a sketch on that face I want to do to serve corner rectangle, you can kind of click anywhere in the war kind of guestimate for now. See how large we are here. Let's make this 0.1 to 5 that we were making. So, for a router bit, it's an eight inch router bit. And we can make we could to mention this. I will do 0.18 75 3 eights And okay, so we have some nice even numbers doesn't need to be necessarily. Have that you could just I if you'd like to Just moving into place. Just so, um, looks about centered, Click of a center one here to senator that part Here, Make this a vertical That then aligned them, you know, exit sketch and you can exit sketch or we could actually even better would just go straight . Could. What we do in this case is we actually want to go through all hit. Okay, So that's gonna go all the way through that apron. We can go back to the shaded view with lines. We can see you come down here. Exeter apart. There we go. There is our notch that's been cut out. So do the same thing on this side. Let's do men right click to it apart. We will create a sketch on that face, his lines visible corner rectangle that we know that we're doing eighth of an inch doings. Three eights of an inch. I can't get this centre long here to a center line from the center of this line to the center. Appear Click on that and select the Now we want the horizontal. Maybe it's not going. Let's do it. It's okay. We could just move it in a pop in the to the horizontal like we want. So there we go. I think we're still having Oh, I see. It's still moving around so popped in it. But we wanted maybe selected seven hard time. That's OK. It looks like it's OK. That's okay with me. We want to go to features to extrude cut, do through All Okay, exit headed part. Go back to shaded with lions And there we go both sides. So what will need to do is extremely here. Now, we don't have that on the other side. But it did near across you see, on this site, that's OK. We'll do the same thing we did last time. Right click and apart. We can go to the top view of that so you can also go. So say we're just in any old view that we're in. If you right click that and go normal to that, I'll bring into the plane the view that that was drawn in Then we can go to at its sketch do the same thing we did with the pilot holes. Do Arsenal line. I like that and Mir does that were there again. There we go. Texted that. Now we have the other side there. We'll go to configurations go The other configuration. You can see there is our star right there. Back to feature tree. This one is the slot we need. We would put it at its sketch. It doesn't. You could weaken. Either click it to the midpoint or to the line here, or you could distract it straight down Has a vertical, uh, orientation that we need drag. Select all those control quick on the state line. Your entities that did it again. Funny. Click on that to get the mere about. We should see that. Here. There it is. Okay, exit sketch. And now we have our notches on both sides Will save that. We'll close it now. If you look at our table, you see that we have are not just everywhere. We need him. Great. So next we need to do is we need to get some screws, just like we did before. We want to get the screws that we can insert into our part. And we could do the same thing where we go to McMaster. I started going there here going to screws and bolts tapping it would I know for again. As I explained beforehand, if you go down the wood screws get the sizes and everything form screws for wood, but they don't actually have the cad form. But we know we want something. That's kind of looks like this. So we want the nice cad model for it for the apron. One. We used 1/2 inch. We use a number eight half inch. Should be just fine. Open that look for the cad model. And there it is. So we'll go to three socks. We're gonna save it since the DALATI will open it up. And there we go. So we can take this part. Here we go. Control Tab back to our table. Inter component. Answer that new one there we can start off with, maybe to the bombs. Screw to that service there. Now I know that somewhere that screw is actually backwards so we can flip that around. So foot the maid alignment. And that puts it into the correct, uh, orientation to go into the brace into the table. A hit. Okay. Next would just select that circle here, and then we'll do the inside of our screw hole. And but there it is. Concentric is automatically selected for us. Hit, okay, and then the accident. So there we have. Our first screw has been placed in to our brace pulling that into the apron. We'll go back to McMaster here. Let's go back A page. No close that now for the largest cruise will go down and find. Let's see here. That's maybe do yes, I did see that. Still, last time it was really matter. You can dio zinc plated whatever What shoes it will do. Number 14 Do through the course of an inch. Can monitor their looks. Good. Say screw, save, go Let's go! Controlled tab actor model. It's a component. That's the new one we wanted there. Does he have to select him to find which one you just did? Looks like it is actually the top When there I think that's right. Sometimes you can also check him in this part number here so you could see that this is the A 313 I go back to the webs that was that you can look at, says, uh, the part is over here a 313 So it looks like it's right back to our model. So that's a screwy one right there. Same thing. Click on the inside click of the metal against Backwards. Flip the mate. We'll select. I could do any of these circles tricks. We want considerate cities that this circles find matter to the circle. It's just choose his top one here and there it is. Well, uh, now again, I'm just choosing kind of, ah, little bit random on the screws I'm using, Uh, make sure that you do some research on what you think is gonna be the best screw for your project and that you confined if you want the slut head or panic, said the Phillips, or even a nice, um, hex had. It's kind of you to choose that you could see him. McMaster. There is a huge variety of screws. If I get a squeezable to can, you can see there's a whole array of them got machine screws again. I mean, you can see there's so many so lots of options and fun to look through all of them back to a part here assembly. So we got those in. Let's save all here and everything saved up. Your challenge is to go in and use copy mates and place all these screws into their appropriate areas so that all the holes have been filled up here. And after that, we will move on to adding some materials to everything. See you then. 15. Add more screws: before we go any further, let's right click on the T. Blake to edit the part. We'll click on a new face that we've created by cutting that wedge out to make a sketch center circle over over there by the center. Same thing down here that already be selected. So the necking that actually exit that right click on the tough one we're gonna make it equal short cut with s key to get our dimensions. Pull him out there. And these were a little bit larger. Um, screw, that would be putting in. So let's just go for 1/4 inch hole and see how that looks. She doesn't look too big. Men. That might be a little big for the powerful Let's go for 18 75. But that that looks a bit better. This isn't really critical. This is something you could look up online how big the hole should be. I'm kind of doing some guesstimates here just for the purpose of giving us some screw holes . And that looks for what we want to do. Looks good for now. You can even adventure into trying some other hardware out there. Maybe you find some fancy furniture hardware that you want to put in theirs again, there's lots of ways to build a table. This is just kind of ah, simple way to give you an idea and hopefully the quickest way to get to finish piece exit Uh, ups. We don't accept that yet. I kind of jumped ahead. That's OK. If I expand that you see the stuff the sketch selected I could go to features. I can still do my extreme cut. That's Dio. That's 2 3/4 of an inch, maybe a bigger boat. Okay, now we connects the part, and there we have our new larger size bolts that go in to the table legs. Great. And of course, since that was done on the one, you could see that it's also on the others as well just what we need to happen. So, uh, I was talking about adding the other pilot Holston aprons. So I'm asking you to do is I'm going to right click on this apron, open the part, and then you can move around and you can find the side with normal to that has those three holes. Let's do a sketch on that, Uh, apps. Let's exit that discard that changes. That's actually open up that sketch to edit sketch so we could see the three holes. We're gonna put a center line from the origin to the top. We can't just, uh, quick and highlight all those control. Click the center line hit mere entities. You could see that the circles air. Now I'm actually put to the other side. Exit the sketch in there. We have it holes. We need go to configurations Since we made both of our April sizes in the same part. Same thing here. Normal to back to the future. Tree to edit sketch center line. The center there doesn't like actually straight. You can click on the line of Vertical. Doesn't want to do it there. Let's just delete that. Start over. Center line. Go. I laid all those control. Click on the center line. Mere entities. Zoom out, Qassim there Ex sketch. From there we go. Now we can close. Save it. Close that part. You can see if he Zemel of it. And there we have all our pearls and please So for this weekend actually mere so we can select our porter Brace. We can go up to your components. We could start off doing the front plane. Here we have it because it looks like it's OK. Accident There. You can repeat that by control. Click in both of them, hitting the mere components. Now we want to go on to the right plane. Canosa, go next to see where they're at. They look like they're good. Okay? And there we go. We have are four corner braces in place, and we could even, uh, sure, the tabletop again, if you like to good show component. There it is. Gonna need to see we have our corner race. So the next will have to do is we actually have to go and make these slots that we saw on the half of the website. And so add those in, and that will be the next thing we do. 16. Add notes and finish up: Now it's add a couple notes to this, and this is where we go over to, um, annotation node. If you click on online here, drag it over because you know we have a connected note to that part there we could do. It's a two inch X two inch, and that could just, uh, be a call out. You can do any college like maybe we want to go in here to another note. We can click right here where the races. And then maybe in this case, we can go in and call out that corner brace you gotta go for, oh, caps keep out of their two escapes toe exit. The no talk. There we go. So you could go into detail. However, you like to detail those adding me the dimensions or material or different, uh, contents. But once we have all those, we have our finished drawing that we can then send off to have somebody build for us. Quote just to look at and maybe recommendations on how to build it etcetera and some of things that here again, you can also, uh, go to edit sheet format, double click and parts like this and you could start to type in company Name Go down here. You could be to drawing number instead. Is DOA one x the sheet format. And so you can see that you can edit the information here is well, and so that brings us to the end of this video series. Thank you so much for getting this far. I hope you end up with the great table, maybe a coffee table or a desk. And I look forward to seeing what you come up with. Thanks so much.