SolidWorks Essentials (Level 1)

 



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 Content 

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 
Editing Tools 
Detailing Basics 
Drawing Views 
Center Marks 
Dimensioning 
Changing Parameters

 

Lesson 4: Modeling a Casting or Forging 
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 
SolidWorks Simulation Xpress 
Using SolidWorks Simulation Xpress 
The Simulation Xpress 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 
Fillet Xpert 
Draft Xpert

 

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: Using Drawings 
More About Making Drawings 

Section View 
Model Views 
Broken View 
Detail Views 
Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats 
Projected Views 
Annotations

 

Lesson 12: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling 
Case Study: Universal Joint 

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 13: 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

 

Duration

3 hours lecture, 3 lecture per week, 24 hours

 

 

    
 

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