Using SOLIDWORKS Composer

Length

2 Days

Cost

$1000.00

Recommended Experience Level

  • Experience with technical publications
  • Experience with the Windows operating system

Description

The SOLIDWORKS Composer course covers the creation of 2D and 3D output from CAD design data. You will learn how to use some of the advanced functions of the SOLIDWORKS Composer software and its associated products to create, share and distribute content.

Recommended For

  • Anyone looking to create graphical content for technical documentation.
  • Anyone looking to leverage existing SOLIDWORKS data assembly instructions and more.

Course Outline

Introduction

  • About This Course
  • More SOLIDWORKS Training Resources

Lesson 1: Quick Start

  • Quick Look at SOLIDWORKS Composer

Lesson 2: Getting Started

  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Composer Application?
  • Starting SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Terminology
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer User Interface
  • Preferences and Document Properties
  • Creating 2D Output

Lesson 3: Creating Cover and Detail Images

  • Overview
  • Views
  • Rendering Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Camera Alignment Tools
  • Digger
  • Create 2D Output

Lesson 4: Creating an Exploded View

  • Overview
  • Visibility Tools
  • Exploded Views
  • Collaborative Actors
  • Styles
  • Vector Graphics Output

Lesson 5: Creating Additional Exploded Views

  • Overview
  • Paper Space
  • Importing Files
  • File Types
  • Update Views with Selected Actors
  • Align Actors
  • Explode Lines
  • Custom Views
  • Linking Between Views

Lesson 6: Creating Bills of Materials

  • Overview
  • Bill of Materials
  • Vector Graphics Output
  • Another BOM Table
  • Assembly Level BOM
  • Assembly Selection Mode

Lesson 7: Creating a Marketing Image

  • Overview
  • Selections
  • Textures
  • Lighting
  • Scenes
  • High Resolution Image

Lesson 8: Creating an Animation

  • Overview
  • Timeline Pane
  • Location Keys

Lesson 9: Creating Interactive Content

  • Overview
  • Selections in the Key Track
  • Location and Property Keys
  • Filters
  • Animating Collaborative Actors
  • Digger Keys
  • Events

Lesson 10: Creating a Walkthrough

  • Animation
  • Overview
  • Camera Keys
  • Adding Views to the Timeline
  • Grids
  • Additional Camera Functionality

Lesson 11: Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation

  • Overview
  • Assembly Selection Mode in Animations
  • Scenarios
  • Assembly Groups

Lesson 12: Updating SOLIDWORKS Composer Files

  • Overview
  • Update an Entire Assembly
  • Changing the Geometry of an Actor

Lesson 13: Publishing from SOLIDWORKS Composer

  • Overview
  • Preparing a File for Publishing
  • Publishing to PDF
  • Publishing Inside Microsoft Word
  • Publishing to HTML

Appendix A: Additional Applications and Workshops

  • Overview
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync AND SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Check
  • Simplification Workshop

Appendix B: Answer Key

  • Overview

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