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SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Training – 5 days

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
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Options
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning & Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: Other Modeling Techniques

  • 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
  • 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

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

Lesson 8: Editing & Design Changes

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

Lesson 1: Multibody Solids

  • Introduction to Multi Bodies
  • Use of Merge result
  • Combine
  • Insert Part
  • Combining of Imported Bodies
  • Split
  • Indent

Lesson 2: Sweeps

  • Introduction to Sweep
  • Sweeping Along Model Edges
  • Composite Curve
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Sweep Cut

Lesson 3: Lofts

  • Sweeping and Lofting
  • What's the Difference?
  • Basic Lofting
  • Centreline Lofting
  • Loft with Guide Curves

Lesson 4: Other Advanced Tools

  • Advanced Fillets
  • Flex
  • Wrap Feature
  • Dome
  • Move Face and Delete Face

Lesson 5: Configurations

  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Using Configure Dimension/Feature
  • Using Global Variables
  • Equations
  • Design Tables
  • Editing Design Tables
  • Saving Design Tables and Reuse

Lesson 1: Understanding Surfaces

  • Introduction to surfaces

Lesson 2: Surface Modeling

  • Surface Extrude
  • Surface Revolve
  • Surface Sweep
  • Surface Loft
  • Surface Extend
  • Trim/ Untrim
  • Fill Surface
  • Boundary Surface
  • Ruled Surface
  • Planar Surface
  • Radiate Surface
  • Mid Surface
  • Knit
  • Thicken

Lesson 1: Core & Cavity

  • Draft Analysis
  • Scale
  • Parting line
  • Shut off Surface
  • Parting Surface
  • Tooling Split

Lesson 1: Modeling Sheet Metal Parts

  • Sheet Metal Toolbar
  • Sheet Metal Features
  • Base Flange & Tab
  • Edge Flanges
  • Miter Flange
  • Bend Angles
  • Flat Pattern
  • Cuts

Lesson 2: Additional Sheet Metal Features

  • Edge Flanges and Closed Corners
  • Sketched Bends
  • Hems
  • Curved Edge Flanges
  • Existing Rounds
  • Using Symmetry
  • Manual Relief Cut
  • Break Corner
  • Jog Bends
  • Lofted Bends

Lesson 3: Converting Parts to Sheet Metal

  • Sheet Metal from Shelled Parts
  • Using the Rip & Insert Bend
  • Convert to Sheet Metal

Lesson 4: Sheet Metal Forming Tools

  • Creating a Forming Tool
  • Saving a Forming Tool
  • Applying a Forming Tool

Lesson: Weldments

  • Structural Members
  • Trimming Structural Members
  • Adding Plates
  • Weld Beads
  • Using Symmetry
  • Gussets and End Caps
  • Profile Sketches
  • Managing the Cut List
  • Custom Properties
  • Weldments Drawings

Lesson 1: 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
  • Pack and Go

Lesson 2: Using Assemblies

  • Using Assemblies
  • Analysing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings

Lesson 3: Top-Down Assembly Modeling

  • Building Virtual Parts
  • Building Parts in an Assembly
  • Assembly Features
  • In-Context Features
  • Propagating Changes
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Saving Internal Parts as External
  • External References
  • Breaking External References
  • Removing External References
  • Use of Tool Box

Lesson 4: Assembly Editing

  • Assembly Editing
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Patterning & Mirroring Components

Lesson 5: The Motion Manager

  • Using the Animation Wizard
  • Free Motion
  • Drag Motion
  • Motors

Lesson 1: Drawing Sheets and Views

  • System Options
  • Drawing Views
  • Model Items
  • View Settings
  • Center marks and Centrelines
  • Model Edges in the View
  • Document Properties

Lesson 2: Dimensions & Annotations

  • Dimensions
  • Moving and Deleting Dimensions
  • Dimension Properties
  • Auto Dimensioning
  • Adding Annotations
  • Annotation Types
  • Blocks

Lesson 3: Bill of Materials and Tables

  • Creating and Managing a Bill of Materials
  • Bill of Materials
  • Adding a BOM
  • Modifying the BOM
  • Hole tables
  • Revision table
  • General Table

Lesson 4: Sheet Formats and Templates

  • Sheet Formats and Templates
  • Drawing Templates
  • Properties in the Template
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