Solidworks - The Complete Guide

This course is designed to give you a solid understanding of Solidworks features and capabilities, from the basics through to advanced.

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Course Length: 55 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
  • Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
  • Editing and Modifying  Sketches
  • Adding Relations and Dimensions to Sketches
  • Advanced Dimensioning Techniques and Base Feature Options
  • Creating Reference Geometries
  • Advanced Modeling Tools I
  • Advanced Modeling Tools II
  • Editing Features
  • Advanced Modeling Tools III
  • Advanced Modeling Tools IV
  • Assembly Modeling I
  • Assembly Modeling II
  • Working with Drawing Views I
  • Working with Drawing Views II
  • Surface Modeling
  • Working with Blocks
  • Sheet Metal Design
  • Equations, Configurations, and Library Features
  • Motion Study

Course Description

Solidworks is a parametric CAD software 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. Solidworks: The Complete Guide 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 is designed to use all learning styles from the text, audio, video, interactivity, quizzes and practical “Let Me Try” examples. You’ll follow a workflow-based approach, creating 2D drawings from 3D data, modeling parts, combining parts into assemblies, annotating drawings, using advanced assembly tools, working with sheet metal, presenting designs, and simulation.

You do not need any previous experience with Solidworks to take this course; however, it does assume a reasonable level of experience with the Windows operating system on your part. While not absolutely necessary, some experience with other CAD software is helpful.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the hundreds of real-world, Let Me Try examples.

Solidworks Course Outline

Introduction to Solidworks

  • Introduction to Solidworks and Getting Started
  • Menu Bar and Solidworks Menus
  • Toolbar and Dimensioning Standards and Units
  • Important Terms and Their Definitions
  • Auto-Backup Option, Selecting Hidden Entities, Hot Keys and Color Schemes
  • Drawing Sketches for Solid Models
  • The Sketching Environment

New Document

  • Learning Sketcher Terms and Tools
  • Drawing Lines
  • Drawing Circles, Arcs, Rectangles and Parallelograms
  • Drawing Polygons, Splines, Slots and Sketched Points
  • Drawing Ellipses, Elliptical Arcs, Curves and Deleting Sketched Entities
  • Drawing Display Tools

Editing and Modifying Sketches

  • Editing Sketched Entities
  • Creating and Editing Patterns
  • Writing Text and Modifying Sketched Entities

Adding Relations and Dimensions to Sketches

  • Applying Geometric Relations to Sketches
  • Design Intent and Dimensioning A Sketch
  • The concept of a Fully Defined Sketch
  • Deleting Over-defined Dimensions
  • Opening an Existing File

Advanced Dimensioning Techniques and Base Feature Options

  • Advanced Dimensioning Techniques
  • Creating Base Features by Extruding and Revolving Sketches
  • Dynamically Rotating the View of a Model
  • Modifying the View Orientation and Restoring the Previous View

Displaying the Drawing Area in Viewports and Display Modes of a Model

  • Assigning Materials and Textures to Models

Creating Reference Geometries

  • Importance of Sketching Planes
  • Reference Geometry
  • Creating Reference Points
  • Advanced Boss/Base Options and Modeling Using the Contour Selection Method
  • Creating Cut Features and Concept of the Scope Feature

Advanced Modeling Tools I

  • Holes, Rollouts and Threads
  • Creating Fillets
  • Select Options
  • Creating Fillets Using the FilletXpert
  • Creating Chamfers, Shell Features, and Wraps

Advanced Modeling Tools II

  • Creating Mirror Features
  • Creating Linear Pattern Features
  • Creating Circular Pattern Features
  • Creating Table Driven Patterns, Variable Patterns, and Rib Features
  • Changing the Display States

Editing Features

  • Editing Features of a Model
  • Features

Advanced Modeling Tools III

  • Creating Sweep Features and Cut-Sweep Features
  • Creating Loft Features
  • Creating 3D Sketches

Advanced Modeling Tools IV

  • Creating Dome Features and Deform Features
  • Creating Fastening Features
  • Creating Freeform Features
  • Dimensioning a Part Using DimXpert

Assembly Modeling I

  • Assembly Modeling
  • Creating Bottom-Up Assemblies and Top-Down Assemblies
  • Moving and Rotating Individual Components and Assembly Visualization

Assembly Modeling II

  • Advanced Assembly Mates
  • Mechanical Mates
  • Creating Sub-Assemblies
  • Deleting Components and Sub-Assemblies and Editing Assembly Mates
  • Editing Components and Sub-Assemblies
  • Creating Patterns of Components in an Assembly
  • Copy a Component Along with Mates

Working with Drawing Views I

  • The Drawing Mode and Starting a Drawing Document
  • Types of Views
  • Generating Derived Views
  • Working with Interactive Drafting in Solidworks and Editing and Modifying Drafting Views

Working with Drawing Views II

  • Adding Annotations to the Drawing Views
  • Adding the Bill of Materials (BOM) to a Drawing
  • Adding Balloons to the Drawing Views and Creating Magnetic Lines
  • Sheets

Surface Modeling

  • Surface Modeling
  • Surfaces

Working with Blocks

  • Introduction to Blocks
  • Creating Mechanisms by Using Blocks

Sheet Metal Design

  • Sheet Metal Design
  • Creating Sheet Metal Components from a Flat Sheet
  • Sheet Metal Parts and Forming Tools

Equations, Configurations, and Library Features

  • Working with Equations
    Working with Configurations
  • Library Features
  • Motion Study

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