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SolidWorks Composer Training Course
Course Description: Teaches you how to use the SolidWorks Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data. This course is compatible with versions V6R2012.

Course Length: 3 Days

Prerequisites: Experience with Windows Operating System.

  Topics
 
   
  Lesson 1: Getting Started
 
What is the SolidWorks Composer Application?
Starting SolidWorks Composer
SolidWorks Composer Terminology
SolidWorks Composer User Interface
Preferences and Document Properties
Creating 2D Output
Exercise 1: User Interface
Exercise 2: Terminology
   
Lesson 2: Creating Cover and Detail Images
Overview
Views
Rectangle
Rendering Tools
Navigation Tools
Camera Alignment Tools
Create 2D Output
Digger
Exercise 3: Navigation Tools
Exercise 4: Digger
Exercise 5: Updating Views
   
Lesson 3: Creating an Exploded View
Overview
Visibility Tools
Exploded Views
Collaborative Actors
Styles
Vector Graphics Output
Exercise 6: Exploded View
Exercise 7: Styles
Exercise 8: Markups and Annotations
Exercise 9: Visibility and Rendering Tools
   
Lesson 4: Creating Additional Exploded Views
Overview
Paper Space
Importing Files
File Types
Update Views with Selected Actors
Align Actors
Explode Lines
Custom Views
Linking Between Views
Exercise 10: Importing Assemblies
Exercise 11: Merging and Aligning Actors
Exercise 12: Custom Views
   
Lesson 5: Creating Bills of Materials
Overview
Bill of Materials
Vector Graphics Output
Another BOM Table
Exercise 13: Exploded Views, BOMs, and Callouts
Exercise 14: Vector Graphics Files
   
Lesson 6: Creating a Marketing Image
Overview
Selections
Textures
Lighting
High Resolution Image
Exercise 15: Lights and Textures
Exercise 16: Render Effects
   
Lesson 7: Creating an Animation
Overview
Timeline Pane
Position Keys
Exercise 17: Creating an Explode Animation
   
Lesson 8: Creating Interactive Content
Overview
Selections in the Key Track
Position and Property Keys
Filters
Animating Collaborative Actors
Digger Keys
Events
Exercise 18: Managing the Timeline Pane
Exercise 19: Animating Changes to Actors
Exercise 20: Events
   
Lesson 9: Creating a Walkthrough Animation
Overview
Camera Keys
Adding Views to the Timeline
Grids
Exercise 21: Camera Keys 1
Exercise 22: Camera Keys 2
   
Lesson 10: Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation
Overview
Assembly Selection Mode
Scenarios
Exercise 23: Animating Actors and the Digger
Exercise 24: Compound Motion and Scenarios
   
Lesson 11: Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation
Overview
Update an Entire Assembly
Changing the Geometry of an Actor
Exercise 25: Updating from CAD
   
Lesson 12: Publishing from SolidWorks Composer
Overview
Preparing a File for Publishing
Publishing to PDF
Publishing inside Microsoft Word
Publishing to HTML
Exercise 26: Publishing to PDF
Exercise 27: Publishing inside Microsoft Word
Exercise 28: Publishing inside HTML
   
  Appendix A Additional Applications and Workshops
  Overview
  SolidWorks Composer Sync and SolidWorks Composer Enterprise Sync
  SolidWorks Composer Check
  SolidWorks Composer Path Planning
  Simplification Workshop