Dassault Solidworks Essentials
The Complete Guide

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of Solidworks features and capabilities from the basics through to advanced and complex 3D modeling components.

Beginner and Intermediate
Course Length: 8 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
  • Sketching for Solid Models
  • Relations and Dimensions
  • Building the 3D Model
  • More Sketch Tools
  • Adding Placed Features
  • Assembly Modeling
  • More Assembly Modeling
  • Creating the Drawing
  • Detailing and Annotation

Course Description

Solidworks is parametric CAD software that offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, and documentation. With a basic design, Solidworks is able to connect to multiple disciplines, easing the communication between designers, engineers, and producers. This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of Solidworks features and capabilities from the basics through to advanced and complex 3D modeling components.

Solidworks Course Outline

Introduction to SOLIDWORKS

  • Welcome to SOLIDWORKS
  • Getting Started
  • Viewing the Model

Sketching for Solid Models

  • The Sketching Environment
  • More Sketching Features

Relations and Dimensions

  • Adding Parametric Relationships
  • Utilizing Parametric Dimensions
  • Working with Relations

Building the 3D Model

  • Extrude, Revolve, and Other Sketch Features
  • More Part Tools
  • Reference Features

More Sketch Tools

  • Sketching Tools

Adding Placed Features

  • Holes and Threads
  • Fillets and Chamfers
  • More Placed Features
  • Duplicating Features

Assembly Modeling

  • Assembling Components
  • More Assembly Tools

More Assembly Modeling

  • Working with Components
  • Duplicating Components

Creating the Drawing

  • Generating Views
  • Generating More Views
  • Section Views

Detailing and Annotation

  • Dimensioning
  • Bill of Materials, Balloons, and Notes

About the Author

Mike Thomas spent the first 12-years of his career in the Autodesk channel working for an Autodesk reseller as an Application Specialist. During his travels, he delivered countless hours of training, support, demos, and implementations. He was very fortunate to be able to help solve many issues with Autodesk software. Mike has been using AutoCAD since r13, cut his solid modeling teeth on Mechanical Desktop, and has been using Inventor since before it was known as Inventor. Data Management has always been a big part of his professional life, for the most part with Autodesk Vault.

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