SOLIDWORKS Refresher

Length

4 Days

Cost

$1500.00

Recommended Experience Level

  • SOLIDWORKS Essentials
  • Assembly Modeling
  • Advanced Part Modeling

 

Description

If it has been a while since you took a SOLIDWORKS training course. This one is for you. This class reviews some of the most popular lessons from our most popular classes, such as Essentials, Advanced Part Modeling, and Assembly Modeling. Pick up tips you may have forgotten and become more productive with and tips and tricks to master the interface. This class is not a replacement for any of the classes listed, but will serves as a great reference to anyone looking to hone their skills.

Course Outline

Introduction 

  • About This Course
  • Using this Book
  • Windows
  • Use of Color
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources

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: Patterning 

  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Reference Geometry
  • Planes
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Up To Reference
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

Lesson 3: Editing: Repairs 

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues

Lesson 4: Editing: Design Changes 

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

Lesson 5: Configurations 

  • Configurations
  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods to Create Configurations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library
  • In the Advanced Course…

Lesson 6: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling 

  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go

Lesson 7: 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

Lesson 8: Multibody Design Techniques 

  • Multibody Parts
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Multibody Design Techniques
  • Case Study: Multibody Design
  • Solid Bodies Folder
  • Local Operations
  • Feature Scope
  • Patterning Bodies
  • Tool Body Technique
  • Combining Bodies
  • Case Study: Protective Screen
  • Intersect with Solid Bodies
  • Case Study: Bowl
  • Indent Feature
  • Case Study: Indent
  • Deleting Solid Bodies

Lesson 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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

Course Schedule

07sep(sep 7)8:30 am10(sep 10)4:30 pmSOLIDWORKS Refresher - Online