SOLIDWORKS ESSENTIALS TRAINING

Learn to build parametric 3D CAD models of parts and assemblies

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  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:  4 days
  • INSTRUCTOR-LED ONLINE LENGTH:  6 days


PREREQUISITES:  Access to SOLIDWORKS 2017 or newer. Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows® operating system


DESCRIPTION:  SOLIDWORKS Essentials is a four-day training class that teaches how to use SOLIDWORKS to build 3D parametric models of parts and assemblies and prepare drawings of those parts and assemblies.

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Lesson 1: 
SOLIDWORKS Basics

  • What is SOLIDWORKS?
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • 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 and Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: 
Basic Part Modeling

  • Basic Modeling and Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • View Selector
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: 
Modeling a Casting or Forging

  • 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
  • Copy and Paste Features

Lesson 5: 
Patterning

  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Linear Patterns
  • 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

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

Lesson 9: 
EDITING - Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Replace Sketch Entity

Lesson 10: 
Configurations

  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods To Create Configurations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library

Lesson 11: 
GLOBAL VARIABLES AND EQUATIONS

  • Using Global Variables and Equations
  • Renaming Features and Dimensions
  • Design Rules Using Global Variables
  • Global Variables
  • Equations
  • Using Operators and Functions

Lesson 12: 
USING DRAWINGS

  • More About Making Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Annotations

Lesson 13: 
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 Sub-Assemblies
  • Pack and Go

Lesson 14: 
USING ASSEMBLIES

  • Using Assemblies
  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Rollback and Reorder Explode Steps
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings

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