Assembly Modeling Training Course

Course Description: Assembly Modeling teaches you how to maximize your use of the assembly modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

Course Length: 2 Days

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Topics

Introduction

About This Course

Prerequisites

Course Design Philosophy

Using this Book

About the Training Files

Conventions Used in this Book

Windows 7

Use of Color

Graphics and Graphics Cards

Color Schemes

More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources

Local User Groups

Lesson 1: Advanced Mate Techniques

  • SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
  • Assembly File Structure
  • FeatureManager Design Tree
  • Opening Assemblies
  • File References
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References
  • Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Multiple Selection Mate References
  • Multiple Mate Mode
  • Width Free Mate
  • Driven Mates
  • Copying Multiple Components
  • Differences in Mating
  • Investigating the Mates
  • Fixed Components
  • Adding Components
  • Copying Components
  • Inserting and Mating Simultaneously
  • Selection Aids
  • The Belt / Chain Assembly Feature
  • Slot Mate Constraints
  • Profile Center Mate48
  • Valid Faces for Profile Center
  • Rack Pinion Mate

Lesson 2: Top-Down Assembly Modeling

  • Top-Down Assembly
  • Making Changes to Dimensions
  • Case Study: Editing and Building In-context
  • Adding Features In-context
  • Indicators of Edit Component
  • Appearance of Components While Editing
  • Inserting a New Part into an Assembly
  • Locating the New Part Component
  • Virtual Parts
  • Building In-context Features
  • Common Tools
  • Working Outside the Assembly
  • Propagating Changes
  • Saving Virtual Parts as External
  • In-Context Features
  • Update Holders
  • External References
  • Out of Context
  • Putting a Part Back Into Context
  • Breaking and Locking External References
  • List External References
  • External Reference Report
  • Machine_Vise Design Intent
  • InPlace Mates
  • Removing External References
  • Why Remove External References?
  • Editing to Remove References
  • Exercise 6: In-context Features.
  • Exercise 7: Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Exercise 8: Removing External References

Lesson 3: Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners, and Smart Components

  • Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners
  • Assembly Features
  • Case Study: Assembly Features
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components

Lesson 4: Assembly Editing

  • Assembly Editing
  • Key Topics
  • Editing Activities
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Troubleshooting an Assembly
  • Replacing Components Using Save As
  • Reloading Components
  • Component Patterns

Lesson 5: Using Configurations with Assemblies

  • Using Configurations with Assemblies
  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations
  • Creating Configurations Manually
  • Configuration Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
  • Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
  • Managing the Tree Display
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
  • Global Variables
  • Equations With Functions
  • Comments
  • Sensors
  • Using the Mate Controller

Lesson 6: Display States and Appearances

  • Display States
  • Bulk Selection Tools
  • Case Study: Display States
  • Advanced Select
  • Envelopes
  • Appearances, Materials and Scenes

Lesson 7: Large Assemblies

  • Large Assemblies
  • Key Topics
  • Lightweight Components
  • Large Assembly Mode
  • Using SpeedPak
  • Using Configurations with Large Assemblies
  • Defeature
  • Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
  • Assembly Visualization
  • Large Design Review
  • Drawing Considerations

Lesson 8: Facility Layout

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

Lesson 9: Using SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

  • SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
  • Setting Treehouse Instances
  • Setting Configurations in Treehouse
  • Exporting Treehouse Data

Lesson 10: Layout-based Assembly Design

  • Layout-based Assembly Design
  • Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Creating a Part from a Block
  • Gear and Pulley Motion in Blocks

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