How to draw shaft parts with DWGSee CAD?

Shaft parts are relatively common in mechanical drawings. They are generally symmetrical, or partially symmetrical in the middle part. DWGSee CAD has added some speical commands, such as dimension drive, dimension symmetry drive, shaft chamfering, etc., which are specially processed to edit shaft parts more quickly.

Below we use DWGSeeCAD to draw a simple shaft part, by the way, we will introduce some special functions for shaft parts in DWGSee CAD.

Create a new drawing and set the layer

DWGSee CAD uses the automatic layer function by default, create new drawing will have some common layers.

For example, if you draw dimension on the drawing, the dimension object will be in the dim layer automaticly.

automatic layer

The shaft part drawing is symmetrical. In order to avoid repeated operations, only draw a part of the outline, and then perform editing operations such as mirroring and stretching to complete it.

Draw a centerline #

center line

Use the line command to draw the contour lines #

Turn on the orthogonal F8, for quickly draw contour, you may just click the mouse to draw lines directly.

Draw contour lines

Mirror contour lines and then join lines #

Mirror the objects
Join the four lines

Add quick dimensions and modify the diameter dimension text #

Add dimensions

Double click the dimension text, and then choose the diameter format.

Use Dimension Driven to modify the size of the objects #

After dimension driven

How to use dimension driven in DWGSee CAD?

Use DIM Symmetrical Driven to modify the diameter size of the objects #

After dimension symetrical driven

How to use Dim symetrical driven in DWGSee CAD?

Use command SHAFTCHAMFER to do chamfer #

After shaft chamfer

How to use shaft chamfer?

Use command SHAFTUNDERCUT to do undercut #

after shaft undercut

How to use shaft undercut?

Insert roughness from design center #

add roughness and edit the attribute

Use command DIMCHAMFER to add chamfer dimension #

Chamfer dimension setting
add Chamfer dimension

Add Geometric Tolerance #

Geometric tolerance