Assembly Modeling

Length

2 Days

Cost

$900.00

Recommended Experience Level

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Description

Companies focusing on product development are familiar with the struggles that come with managing large and complex assemblies. This class will focus on maximizing productivity by showing tools already exist in SOLIDWORKS that will reduce time spent working on large assemblies. Advanced Mates, top-down assembly modeling and learning how to build assembly configurations are just some of the key takeaways from this class.

Recommended For

  • Current users working with assemblies

Course Outline

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • Windows
  • Use of Color
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources

Lesson 1: Advanced Mate Techniques

  • SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
  • Assembly File Structure
  • File References
  • Files References Example
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References
  • Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Multiple Selection Mate References
  • Multiple Mate Mode
  • Driven Mates
  • Using Misaligned Mates
  • Copying Multiple Components
  • Case Study: Copy with Mates
  • Using Copy with Mates
  • Copy with Mate Options
  • Fixed Components
  • Summary: Inserting and Mating Components
  • Advanced Mate Features
  • Case Study: Advanced Mate Features
  • Profile Center Mate
  • Rack and Pinion Mate

Lesson 2: Top-Down Assembly Modeling

  • Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Stages in the Process
  • Making Changes to Dimensions
  • Case Study: Editing and Building In-context
  • Adding Features In-context
  • Inserting a New Part into an Assembly
  • Building In-context Features
  • Propagating Changes
  • Saving Virtual Parts as External
  • External References
  • Breaking and Locking External References
  • Machine_Vise Design Intent
  • Removing External References

Lesson 3: Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners, and Smart Components

  • Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners
  • Assembly Features
  • Case Study: Assembly Features
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components
  • Case Study: Smart Component

Lesson 4: Assembly Editing

  • Assembly Editing
  • Key Topics
  • Editing Activities
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Troubleshooting an Assembly
  • Replacing Components Using Save As
  • Reloading Components
  • Component Patterns

Lesson 5: Using Configurations with Assemblies

  • Using Configurations with Assemblies
  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations
  • Creating Configurations Manually
  • Configuration Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
  • Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
  • Managing the Tree Display
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Case Study: Hole Alignment
  • Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
  • Creating an Equality
  • Equations With Functions
  • Comments
  • Sensors
  • Using the Mate Controller

Lesson 6: Display States and Appearances

  • Display States
  • Bulk Selection Tools
  • Case Study: Display States
  • Advanced Select
  • Envelopes
  • Appearances, Materials and Scenes
  • Case Study: Appearances and Materials

Lesson 7: Large Assemblies

  • Large Assemblies
  • Key Topics
  • Lightweight Components
  • Large Assembly Mode
  • Case Study: Large Assembly Options
  • Using SpeedPak
  • Using Configurations with Large Assemblies
  • Defeature
  • Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
  • Assembly Visualization
  • Large Design Review
  • Tips for Faster Assemblies
  • Drawing Considerations

Lesson 8: Facility Layout

  • Facility Layout
  • Publishing an Asset
  • Using Magnetic Mates
  • Modeling Connection Point Geometry

Lesson 9: Using SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

  • SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
  • Setting Treehouse Instances
  • Exporting Treehouse Data

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