SOLIDWORKS: Learn to design

Description

This is an introduction to constraint-based modeling, utilizing the latest release of SOLIDWORKS, but it is much more than just a beginner’s course. This workflow-oriented training course focuses on core-modeling skills in a comprehensive manner which includes topics such as sketching, SOLIDWORKS part modeling and assemblies, detail drawings, as well as, basic model management techniques for changing designs that others may have created. We also cover alternate workflow ideals that set users up for other modules. We teach participants how to design products, as opposed to simply how to use the software. Upon completion, you will be able to utilize dimension manufacturing features in 3D, graphically display dimensional status on 2D drawings, and create complex parts. Interference and collision detection will make sure all parts fit together before a physical prototype is built, ultimately reducing costs and shortening the overall design cycle time, for faster introduction to the market. This course includes over fifty comprehensive design tutorials and projects that enable one to practice these new design workflows & skills in order to give users the utmost confidence and experience all within one week.

Topics

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  • SOLIDWORKS sketch utilities including 3D curves
  • Cover basic surfacing complete with Sweeps and Lofts
  • Create features: Extrudes, Lofts, Patterns, Shell and Draft
  • Learn to organize yourself for developing a project
  • Use Split-line effectively
  • Create relationships between features using equations & global variables
  • Detail drawings for documentation and assembly detail drawings complete with exploded views
  • Modify features and edit references
  • Utilize Edit Feature and Edit Sketch
  • Engineer Change Orders: Learn to edit parts with certainty that others have modeled
  • Learn to use drawings as design tools for controlling snap fit and accuracy
  • Learn to create and edit assemblies with SOLIDWORKS
  • Learn to use basic render tools
  • Learn to use Top-down Design and leverage the tool appropriately
  • Learn to dissociate to the top-down model so the part can be used without previous associations
  • Conics and rebuilding curves to higher order
  • Introduction into using surfaces as tools to effect solids

Duration

40 hours

Prerequisites

Mechanical aptitude and a desire to learn SOLIDWORKS

Projects

  • Model and detail a desktop stapler
  • Edit parts others have modeled
  • Modify an existing assembly of parts with interference issues
  • Utilize dimension manufacturing features in 3D
  • Graphically display dimensional status on 2D drawings
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Goals

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  • Change and modify features, parts, and assemblies
  • Discuss systems options in detail
  • Discuss using surfaces by themselves and within parts
  • Patterns and how to add features to them effectively
  • Discuss several Top-down modeling approaches for developing products
  • How to design mechanisms

Video Training Delivery System

Ask your Design Engine account manager about our Training Delivery System(TDS), an easy-to-follow guide for designers and engineers who want a supplement to this course.