Alin’s SW2013 Pick of the Day – Fill a Baby Bottle Using The Intersect Tool

Article by Alin Vargatu, CSWE updated October 10, 2012


When designing a bottle for your newborn baby, one of the main parameters you need to control is the bottle’s volume.

While apparently a simple task, calculating the volume of an open recipient has never been an easy task in SolidWorks. The new Intersect Tool introduce by SolidWorks 2013 is a game changer in this regard.

Capping and filling a bottle is now a simple two step process… like in real life:

  1. Cap the bottle
  2. Fill the bottle.

Later on this week, I will take on an even more complex challengehow to determine the half full level for the same bottle.

Until then, enjoy the video showing the bottle being filled to capacity. In order to appreciate the huge benefits of using the newest SolidWorks release, I have included both SolidWorks 2013 and 2012 techniques.

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Alin Vargatu, CSWE

Alin is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and an avid contributor to the SOLIDWORKS Community. Alin has presented multiple times at SOLIDWORKS World, Technical Summits, and User Group Meetings, while being very active on the SOLIDWORKS Forum.