Learn Assembly Modeling & Advanced capabilities


PREREQUISITES:  We recommend completing the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course. Access to SOLIDWORKS 2017 or newer and experience with the Windows® operating system

DESCRIPTION: SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling builds upon the Essentials lessons to provide instruction on advanced features and capabilities in SOLIDWORKS.

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Lesson 1: 
advanced mate techniques

  • SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
  • Assembly File Structure
  • File References and Example
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques and Shortcuts
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References and Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Multiple Selection Mate References and Mode
  • Driven Mates and Using Misaligned Mates
  • Copying Multiple Components
  • Case Study: Copy with Mates
  • Using Copy with Mates
  • Fixed Components
  • Summary: Inserting and Mating Components
  • Advanced Mate Features
  • Case Study: Advanced Mate Features
  • Profile Center Mate
  • Exercises 1-5

Lesson 2: 
top-down assembly modeling

  • Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Stages in the Process
  • Making Changes to Dimensions
  • Case Study: Editing and Building In-Context
  • Adding Features In-Context
  • Inserting a New Part into an Assembly
  • Building In-Context Features
  • Propagating Changes
  • Saving Virtual Parts as External
  • External References
  • Breaking and Locking External References
  • Machine Design Intent
  • SOLIDWORKS File Utilities
  • Removing External References
  • Exercises 6-8

Lesson 3: 
smart technology

  • Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners
  • Case Study: Assembly Features
  • Assembly Features
  • Hole Series
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components
  • Case Study: Smart Component
  • Flexible Components
  • Exercises 9-14

Lesson 4: 
assembly editing

  • Assembly Editing
  • Key Topics
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Mate Errors
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Converting Parts and Assemblies
  • Troubleshooting an Assembly
  • Replacing and Reloading Components
  • Component Patterns
  • Exercises 15-18

Lesson 5: 
using configurations with assemblies

  • Using Configurations with Assemblies
  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations
  • Creating Configurations and Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
  • Context Toolbar and Changing Configurations
  • Managing the Tree Display
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Case Study: Hole Alignment
  • Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
  • Creating an Equality
  • Equations With Functions
  • Sensors and Using the Mate Controller
  • Exercises 19-21

Lesson 6: 
display states and appearances

  • Display States and Bulk Selection Tools
  • Case Study: Display States
  • Advanced Select
  • Using Envelopes
  • Appearances, Materials and Scenes
  • Case Study: Appearances and Materials
  • Exercises 22-23

Lesson 7: 
large assemblies

  • Large Assemblies Key Topics
  • Lightweight Components
  • Large Assembly Mode
  • Case Study: Large Assembly Options
  • Using SpeedPak
  • Using Configurations with Large Assemblies
  • Defeature
  • Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
  • Assembly Visualization
  • Large Design Review
  • Tips for Faster Assemblies
  • Drawing Considerations
  • Exercise 24-27

Lesson 8: 
facility layout

  • Facility Layout and Publishing an Asset
  • Using Magnetic Mates
  • Modeling Connection Point Geometry
  • Exercise 28

Lesson 9: 
using solidworks treehouse

  • SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
  • Setting Treehouse Instances
  • Exporting Treehouse Data
  • Exercise 29




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