SOLIDWORKS Essentials Training Course

Course 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.

Course Length: 4 Days

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

Topics

Introduction

About This Course

Windows® 7

Use of Color

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 s
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • 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?
  • Reference Geometry
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • 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
  • SOLIDWORKSSimulationXpress
  • Using SOLIDWORKSSimulationXpress
  • The SimulationXpress Interface

Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs

  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analyzing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Planes
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features
Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • Freezing Features
  • Freezing Features
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert
Lesson 9:Editing: Design Changes

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

Lesson 10: Configurations

  • Configurations
  • Creating Configurations
  • Using Configure Dimension/Feature
  • Using Global Variables, Equations
  • Global Variables
  • Equations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library
  • In the Advanced Course

Lesson 11: Global Variales and Equations

  • Using Global Variables, Equations
  • Renaming Features and Dimensions
  • Design Rules Using Global Variables and Equations
  • 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
  • Projected Views
  • Annotations

Lesson 13: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • Feature Manager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Subassemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Subassemblies
  • Pack and Go

Lesson 14: 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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