SOLIDWORKS Essentials Course Description

Duration: 4.00 days (32 hours)

SOLIDWORKS Essentials teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies, and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies.

The candidates must have following their computer system.

Software : SOLIDWORKS 2017, JavaScript™
Internet- High Speed Connection(DSL or better), Badwidth - 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended) for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
Operating System - Windows XP or later, Windows 2008 Server and 2008 RT or later , (Linux is not supported)
Browser (any of these) - Internet Explorer® v9 or later, Mozilla® Firefox® v34 or later, Google Chrome™ v39 or later
Other - Microphone and speakers (built-in or USB headset) While most computers have built-in microphones and speakers, you will get much better audio quality if you use a headset or handset.

Next Class Dates

Feb 5, 2018 – Feb 8, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Mar 14, 2018 – Mar 17, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Course Prerequisites for SOLIDWORKS Essentials

  • » Mechanical design experience
  • » Experience with the Windows operating system

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SOLIDWORKS Essentials Course Objectives

  • » SOLIDWORKS Basics
  • » The User Interface
  • » Sketching
  • » Basic Part Modeling
  • » Modeling a Casting or Forging
  • » Patterning
  • » Revolved Features
  • » Shelling and Ribs
  • » Editing: Repairs
  • » Editing: Design Changes
  • » Configurations of Parts
  • » Design Tables and Equations
  • » Using Drawings
  • » Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • » Using Assemblies

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SOLIDWORKS Essentials Course Outline

      1. Basics and User Interface
        1. What is the SOLIDWORKS Software?
        2. Design Intent
        3. File References
        4. Opening Files
        5. The SOLIDWORKS User Interface
        6. Using the Command Manager
      2. Introduction to Sketching
        1. 2D Sketching
        2. Saving Files
        3. What are We Going to Sketch?
        4. Sketching
        5. Sketch Entities
        6. Basic Sketching
        7. Rules That Govern Sketches
        8. Design Intent
        9. Sketch Relations
        10. Dimensions
        11. Extrude
        12. Sketching Guidelines
      3. Basic Part Modeling
        1. Basic Modeling
        2. Terminology
        3. Choosing the Best Profile
        4. Choosing the Sketch Plane
        5. Details of the Part
        6. Boss Feature
        7. Sketching on a Planar Face
        8. Cut Feature
        9. View Selector
        10. Using the Hole Wizard
        11. Filleting
        12. Editing Tools
        13. Detailing Basics
        14. Drawing Views
        15. Center Marks
        16. Dimensioning
        17. Changing Parameters
      4. Symmetry and Draft
        1. Case Study: Ratchet
        2. Design Intent
        3. Boss Feature with Draft
        4. Symmetry in the Sketch
        5. Sketching Inside the Model
        6. View Options
        7. Using Model Edges in a Sketch
        8. Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
      5. Patterning
        1. Why Use Patterns?
        2. Linear Pattern
        3. Circular Patterns
        4. Reference Geometry
        5. Planes
        6. Mirror Patterns
        7. Using Pattern Seed Only
        8. Sketch Driven Patterns
      6. Revolved Features
        1. Case Study: Handwheel
        2. Design Intent
        3. Revolved Features
        4. Building the Rim
        5. Building the Spoke
        6. Edit Material
        7. Mass Properties
        8. File Properties
        9. SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
        10. Using SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
        11. The SimulationXpress Interface
      7. Shelling and Ribs
        1. Shelling and Ribs
        2. Analyzing and Adding Draft
        3. Other Options for Draft
        4. Shelling
        5. Ribs
        6. Full Round Fillets
        7. Thin Features
      8. Editing: Repairs
        1. Part Editing
        2. Editing Topics
        3. Sketch Issues
        4. Freezing Features
        5. FilletXpert
      9. Editing: Design Changes
        1. Part Editing
        2. Design Changes
        3. Information From a Model
        4. Rebuilding Tools
        5. Replace Sketch Entity
        6. Sketch Contours
      10. Configurations
        1. Configurations
        2. Using Configurations
        3. Other Methods to Create Configurations
        4. Using Global Variables and Equations
        5. Creating Equalities
        6. Global Variables
        7. Defining the Overall Width
        8. Equations
        9. Creating a Minimum Edge Distance
        10. Modeling Strategies for Configurations
        11. Editing Parts that Have Configurations
        12. Design Library
        13. In the Advanced Course…
      11. Using Drawings
        1. More About Making Drawings
        2. Section View
        3. Model Views
        4. Broken View
        5. Detail Views
        6. Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
        7. Projected Views
        8. Annotations
      12. Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
        1. Case Study: Universal Joint
        2. Bottom-Up Assembly
        3. Creating a New Assembly
        4. Position of the First Component
        5. FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
        6. Adding Components
        7. Mating Components
        8. Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
        9. Sub-assemblies
        10. Smart Mates
        11. Inserting Sub-assemblies
        12. Pack and Go
      13. Using Assemblies
        1. Using Assemblies
        2. Analyzing the Assembly
        3. Checking for Clearances
        4. Changing the Values of Dimensions
        5. Exploded Assemblies
        6. Explode Line Sketch
        7. Bill of Materials
        8. Assembly Drawings

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