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SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training

Prerequisites: Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows® operating system.

 

Description: SOLIDWORKS Essentials teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies.

 

The topics covered in this course are:

 

 

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Lesson 1: SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface

  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Software?

  • Design Intent

  • File References

  • Opening Files

  • The SOLIDWORKS User Interface

  • Using the Command Manager

 

 

Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

  • 2D Sketching

  • Stages in the Process

  • Saving Files

  • What are We Going to Sketch?

  • Sketching

  • Sketch Entities

  • Basic Sketching

  • Rules That Govern Sketches

  • Design Intent

  • Sketch Relations

  • Dimensions

  • Extrude

  • Sketching Guidelines

 

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling

  • Basic Modeling

  • Terminology

  • Choosing the Best Profile

  • Choosing the Sketch Plane

  • Details of the Part

  • Boss Feature

  • Sketching on a Planar Face

  • Cut Feature

  • Using the Hole Wizard

  • View Options

  • Filleting

  • Editing Tools

  • Detailing Basics

  • Drawing Views

  • Center Marks

  • Dimensioning

  • Changing Parameters

 

Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft

  • Case Study: Ratchet

  • Design Intent

  • Boss Feature with Draft

  • Symmetry in the Sketch

  • Sketching Inside the Model

  • View Options

  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch

  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry

 

 

Lesson 5: Patterning

  • Why Use Patterns?

  • Linear Pattern

  • Circular Patterns

  • Reference Geometry
  • Planes

  • Mirror Patterns

  • Using Pattern Seed Only

  • Up to Reference
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

 

 

Lesson 6: Revolved Features

  • Case Study: Handwheel

  • Design Intent

  • Revolved Features

  • Building the Rim

  • Building the Spoke

  • Edit Material

  • Mass Properties

  • File Properties

  • SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress

  • Using SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress

  • The SimulationXpress Interface

 

Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs

  • Shelling and Ribs

  • Analyzing and Adding Draft

  • Other Options for Draft

  • Shelling

  • Ribs

  • Full Round Fillets

  • Thin Features

 

 

Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs

  • Part Editing

  • Editing Topics

  • Sketch Issues

  • Freezing Features

  • FilletXpert

 

Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes

  • Part Editing

  • Design Changes

  • Information From a Model

  • Rebuilding Tools

  • Replace Sketch Entity
  • Sketch Contours

 

 

Lesson 10: Configurations

  • Configurations

  • Using Configure Dimension/Feature

  • Other Methods to Create Configurations

  • Using Global Variables and Equations

  • Creating Equalities
  • Global Variables

  • Defining the Overall Width

  • Creating a Minimum Edge Distance

  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations

  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations

  • Design Library

 


 

 

Lesson 11: Using Drawings

  • More About Making Drawings

  • Section View

  • Model Views

  • Broken View

  • Detail Views

  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats

  • Projected Views

  • Annotations

 

Lesson 12: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

  • Case Study: Universal Joint

  • Bottom-Up Assembly

  • Creating a New Assembly

  • Position of the First Component

  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols

  • Adding Components

  • Mating Components

  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies

  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates

  • Inserting Subassemblies

  • Pack and Go

 

 

Lesson 13: Using Assemblies

  • Using Assemblies

  • Analyzing the Assembly

  • Checking for Clearances

  • Changing the Values of Dimensions

  • Exploded Assemblies

  • Explode Line Sketch

  • Bill of Materials

  • Assembly Drawings

 

 

Appendix A: Templates

  • Options Settings

  • Document Templates

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