SOLIDWORKS Advanced Topics

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Topics

Lesson 1: Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Software?
  • Stages in the Process
  • Making Changes to Dimensions
  • 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
  • Removing External References
Lesson 2: Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners, and Smart Components
  • Assembly Features
  • Case Study: Assembly Features
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components
  • Case Study: Smart Component
Lesson 3: Assembly Editing
  • Editing Activities
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Troubleshooting an Assembly
  • Replacing Components Using Save As
  • Reloading Components
  • Component Patterns

Lesson 4: Large Assemblies

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

Lesson 5: File Management

  • SolidWorks File Structure
  • Saving Files
  • Pack & Go
  • File References
  • Shared Files
  • SolidWorks Explorer

Lesson 6 Multibody Design Techniques

  • Multibody Parts
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Multibody Design Techniques
  • Contour Selection
  • Solid Bodies Folder
  • Feature Scope
  • Patterning Bodies
  • Tool Body Technique
  • Combining Bodies
  • Intersect with Solid Bodies
  • Indent Feature
  • Deleting Solid Bodies

Lesson 7: Sketching with Splines

  • Curves in Sketches
  • Splines
  • Changing the Shape of a Spline
  • Style Spline
  • Fit Spline

Lesson 8: Introduction to Sweeping

  • Sweeping
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Pierce Relation
  • Multi-thickness Shell
  • The Selection Manager

Lesson 9: 3D Sketching and Curve Features

  • Curve Features
  • Case Study: Modeling a Spring
  • Sweeping Along a 3D Path
  • 3D Sketching
  • Helix Curve
  • Creating a 3D Curve from Orthogonal Views
  • Combining Curves
  • Smoothing Transitions

Lesson 10: Loft and Boundary Features

  • How Lofting and Boundary Work
  • Loft Feature
  • Boundary Feature

Lesson 11: Understanding Surfaces

  • Solids and Surfaces
  • Why Use Surfaces?
  • Working with Surface Bodies

Lesson 12: Introduction to Surfaces

  • Similarities Between Solid and Surface Modeling
  • Basic Surfacing
  • Flattening Surfaces

Lesson 13: Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling

  • Hybrid Modeling
  • Using Surfaces to Modify Solids
  • Interchanging Between Solids and Surfaces
  • Making Copies of Faces

Lesson 14: Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

  • Importing Data
  • Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

Lesson 15: SheetMetal Flange method

  • What are Sheet Metal Parts?
  • Sheet Metal Methods
  • Base Flange/Tab
  • Sheet Metal Parameters
  • Sheet Metal Bend Features
  • Edge Flanges
  • Miter Flanges
  • Hem Feature
  • Cuts in Sheet Metal
  • Pattern
  • Corners

Lesson 16: Sheet Metal Convert Method

  • Sheet Metal Conversion
  • Insert Bends Method
  • Convert to Sheet Metal

Lesson 17: Weldments

  • Weldments
  • Structural Members
  • Groups
  • Trim/Extend
  • Gussets and End Caps
  • End Caps
  • Adding Plates and Holes
  • Weld Beads
  • Cut List Tables
  • Weldment Drawings

Lesson 18: Core & Cavity

  • Core and Cavity Mold Design
  • SOLIDWORKS Mold Tools
  • Using the Draft Analysis Tool
  • Draft Analysis Options
  • Adding Draft
  • Scaling the Model
  • Establish the Parting Lines
  • Shut-Off Surfaces
  • Creating the Parting Surface
  • Creating the Mold Tooling
  • Seeing Inside the Mold
  • Interlocking the Mold Tooling
  • Creating Part and Assembly Files