Robot Design - Solidworks

What is the best process to take a Solidworks assembly and turn it into a physical robot?

Make a drawing from the assembly, then insert a bill of materials (parts level). Gather all your parts, cut to length as needed (lengths will be on the BOM), and get to work!

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Hi @davidmazur Welcome to the forums

What is a BOM? Also, my team does not have that much experience working with drawings. How do you recommend I train them?

BOM → Bill of Materials, basically a part list.
If you want to learn how to use drawings, there are plenty of articles and wiki’s online that you can use.

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BOM is one of the tables that can be inserted into a drawing. After creating the drawing, select any of the assembly views, and insert/table/BOM. Here’s a link to the Solidworks knowledge base, a good place to start: Bill of Materials - Overview - 2020 - SOLIDWORKS Help

Another option is to create a BOM inside the assembly, here’s a video; Inserting BOM into a SolidWorks Assembly - YouTube We don’t usually do the latter, as we are typically preparing working drawings that we’ll want to print out, but it is certainly an option.

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