Introduction: A SolidWorks Door Plate

A door plate design in solidworks

Step 1: The Parts

Under a new sketch, create a rectangle that is 5" x 2 1/2" 

Step 2:

select features (on the top left) and click "Extrude Boss/Base." Then extrude the sketch to .125" and Save.

Step 3: Slot Holder

In a new document create/sketch the slot holder. *(look at the picture)

Step 4:

After the sketch is finish, "Extrude Boss/Base" to 5"

Step 5: Making the Room Number Plate

In a new document make start by making a 1" x 5" rectangle. 
Then create the numbers (511 for example) needed. (use the line tools and arch to help make the numbers)

Step 6:

select features (on the top left) and click "Extrude Boss/Base." Then extrude the sketch to .125" and Save.

Step 7: Assembly

In a new "assembly" document, start by "Inserting Components"
Add: 1) the solid plate (plate without room number)
         2) two (2) slot holder

Step 8:

In the toolbar, select "Mate"

Step 9:

Select "Coincident" on the side and mate the inner edge of the slot holder to an edge of the plate. Click the green check-mark when finish

Step 10:

Next (again) Select "Coincident" on the side and mate the face of the slot holder to the face of the place. Click the green check-mark when finish.

Step 11:

Next (again) Select "Coincident" on the side and mate the corner of the slot holder to the corner of the plate. Click the green check-mark when finish.

Step 12: (Repeat for Second Slot Holder)

Repeat Steps 9 through 11

This is what it should look like after both the slot holder is in place.

Step 13: Assembly (Cont.)

Insert the plate with the room number. 

Step 14:

(Use the pictures)

In the toolbar, select "Mate" 

Select "Coincident" on the side.

Mate the bottomedge of the "number plate" to the top edge of the bigger plate with the slot holders. Click the green check-mark when finish.

After you finish, continue to mate by mating the top edge of the "number plate" to the top edge of the bigger plate with the slot holders. Click the green check-mark when finish.

Next, continue the mate by mating the comer of both the pieces. 

Step 15: FINISH

Final design should look like this.

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Jaileh (author)2014-04-08

at step 5, you can type text instead of drawing it. there is a sketch function. sorry for my english :P

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