SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS Essentials

INTRODUCTION
  • About This Course
  • Windows
  • 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
  • View Selector
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters
Lesson 4: Symmetry & 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
  • Copy Paste features

Lesson 5: Patterning

  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Reference Geometry
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Sketch Driven Patterns
  • Other Pattern types

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
  • Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress

Lesson 7: Shelling & Ribs

  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analysing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Planes
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features

Lesson 8: Editing: Repair

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • Freezing Features
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert

Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information from a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch

Lesson 10: Configurations

  • Creating Configurations
  • Equations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Using Configure Dimension/Feature
  • Design Library

Lesson 11: Global Variables and Equations

  • Introduction to Sweep
  • Using Global Variables and Equations
  • Renaming Features and Dimensions
  • Design Rules Using Global Variables and 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

  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • 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
  • 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