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Learning Objective

The SOLIDWORKS CAD software is a mechanical design automation application that lets designers quickly sketch out ideas, experiment with features and dimensions, and produce models and detailed drawings This course on SOLIDWORKS is for those students who want to have a career in the modelling and analysis 3D machines and parts. The students will be molded and guided to become equipped with skills which will be very beneficial for them to work with the software in future too.

Learning Objective
SOLIDWORKS is a complete 3D Modeling Software and CAD Product Design solution SolidWorks is a solid modeler, and utilizes a parametric feature-based approach to create models and assemblies SOLIDWORKS is an easy to use parametric design modular, meaning you can easily edit the design at any stage in the design process. SolidWorks is the most advanced software used as Computer Aided Manufacturing And Designing tool which will allow the learner to present their work more precisely

SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface

What is the SOLIDWORKS Software?
Design Intent
Examples of Design Intent
How Features Affect Design Intent
File References
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
File Reference Example
Opening Files
Computer Memory
The SOLIDWORKS User Interface
Welcome Dialog Box
Pull-down Menus
Using the Command Manager
Adding and Removing CommandManager Tabs
FeatureManager Design Tree
PropertyManager
Full Path Name
Selection Breadcrumbs
Task Pane
Opening Labs with the File Explorer
Heads-up View Toolbar
Unselectable Icons
Mouse Buttons
Keyboard Shortcuts
Multiple Monitor Displays
System Feedback
Options
Search

Introduction to Sketching

3D Sketching
Stages in the Process
Saving Files
Save
Save As
Save As Copy to Disk
Save As Copy and Open
What are We Going to Sketch?
Sketching
Default Planes
Sketch Entities
Sketch Geometry
Basic Sketching
The Mechanics of Sketching
Inference Lines (Automatic Relations)
Sketch Feedback
Status of a Sketch
Rules That Govern Sketches
Design Intent
What Controls Design Intent?
Desired Design Intent
Sketch Relations
Automatic Sketch Relations
Added Sketch Relations
Examples of Sketch Relations
Selecting Multiple Objects Dimensions
Dimensioning: Selection and Preview
Angular Dimensions
Instant 3D
Extrude

Basic Part Modeling

Basic Modeling
Stages in the Process
Terminology
Feature
Plane
Extrusion
Sketch
Boss
Cutv
Fillets and Rounds
Design Intent
Choosing the Best Profile
Basic Part Modeling
Basic Modeling
Stages in the Process
Terminology
Feature
Plane
Extrusion
Sketch
Boss
Cut
Fillets and Rounds
Design Intent
Choosing the Best Profile
Choosing the Sketch Plane
Planes
Placement of the Model
Details of the Part
Standard Views
Main Bosses
Best Profile
Sketch Plane
Design Intent
Sketching the First Feature
Extrude Options
Renaming Features
Boss Feature
Sketching on a Planar Face
Sketching
Tangent Arc Intent Zones
Auto transitioning Between Lines and Arcs
Cut Feature
View Selector
Using the Hole Wizard
Creating a Standard Hole
Counter bore Hole
Filleting
Filleting Rules
Editing Tools
Editing a Sketch
Selecting Multiple Objects
Editing Features
Fillet Propagation
Rollback Bar
Detailing Basics
Settings Used in the Template
Command Manager Tabs
New Drawing
Drawing Views
Tangent Edges
Moving Views
Center Marks
Dimensioning
Driving Dimensions
Driven Dimensions
Manipulating Dimensions
Associativity Between the Model and the Drawing
Changing Parameters
Rebuilding the Model

Symmetry and Draft

Ratchet
Stages in the Process
Design Intent
Boss Feature with Draft
Building the Handle
Design Intent of the Handle
Symmetry in the Sketch
Symmetry after Sketching
Mid Plane Extrusion
Sketching Inside the Model
Design Intent of the Transition
Circular Profile
Sketching the Circle
Changing the Appearance of Dimensions
Extruding Up To Next
Design Intent of the Head
View Options
Display Options
Modify Options
Middle Mouse Button Functions
Reference Triad Functions
Keyboard Shortcuts
Using Model Edges in a Sketch
Sketching an Offset
Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
Trim and Extend
Modifying Dimensions
Measuring
Copy and Paste Features

Patterning

Why Use Patterns?
Pattern Options
Linear Pattern
FlyoutFeature Manager Design Tree
Skipping Instances
Geometry Patterns
Performance Evaluation
Circular Patterns
Reference Geometry
Axes
Planes
Mirror Patterns
Patterning a Solid Body
Using Pattern Seed Only
Up To Reference
Sketch Driven Patterns
Points
Automatic Dimensioning of Sketches
Revolved Features
Hand wheel
Stages in the Process
Design Intent
Revolved Features
Sketch Geometry of the Revolved Feature
Rules Governing Sketches of Revolved Features
Special Dimensioning Techniques
Diameter Dimensions
Creating the Revolved Feature
Building the Rim
Slots
Multibody Solids
Building the Spoke
Edge Selection
Chamfers
RealView Graphics
Edit Material
Mass Properties
Mass Properties as Custom Properties
File Properties
Classes of File Properties
Creating File Properties
Uses of File Properties

Shelling and Ribs

Stages in the Process
Selection Sets
Analyzing and Adding Draft
Draft Analysis
Other Options for Draft
Shelling
Order of Operations
Face Selection
Ribs
Rib Sketch
Section View
Converting Edges
Full Round Fillets
Thin Features

Editing: Repairs

Part Editing
Stages in the Process
Editing Topics
Information from a Model
Finding and Repairing Problems
Settings
What’s Wrong Dialog
Flat Tree View
Where to Begin
Sketch Issues
Box Selection
Lasso Selection
Check Sketch for Feature
Repair Sketch
Repairing Sketch Plane Issues
FeatureXpert
Freezing Features
ges
Part Editing
Stages in the Process
Design Changes
Required Changes
Information From a Model
Part Reviewer
Dependencies
Rebuilding Tools
Rollback to Feature
Freeze Bar
Rebuild Feedback and Interrupt
Feature Suppression
General Tools
Deletions
Reorder
SketchXpert
Sketch Contours
Contours Available
Shared Sketches
Copying Fillets

Advanced Part Modeling

Multibody Design Techniques
Multibody Parts
Hide/Show Tree Items
Multibody Design Techniques
Creating a Multibody
Merge Result
Multibody Design
Contour Selection
Solid Bodies Folder
Local Operations
Feature Scope
Patterning Bodies
Tool Body Technique
Using Insert Part
External References
Entities to Transfer
Locate Part and Move/Copy Bodies
Combining Bodies
Protective Screen
Intersect with Solid Bodies
Bowl
Calculating Internal Volume
Indent Feature
Indent
Deleting Solid Bodies
Delete/Keep Body Feature

Sketching with Splines

Curves in Sketches
Using Sketch Pictures
Guitar Body
Splines
Standard Spline
Keep it Simple
Creating and Manipulating Splines
Anatomy of a Spline
Spline Tools
Adding Spline Relations
Spline Handle Basics
Spline Handle Relations
Changing the Shape of a Spline
The Control Polygon
Manipulating the Spline Handles
Fully Defining Splines
Evaluating Splines
Spline Evaluation Tools
What is Curvature?
Evaluating Curve Quality using Curvature Combs
Spline Parameters
Other Spline Modification Tools
Two Point Spline
Equal Curvature
Evaluating Continuity with Curvature Combs
Analyzing Solid Geometry
Display Curvature
Zebra Stripes
Surface Curvature Combs
Style Spline
Fit Spline

Introduction to Sweeping

Sweeping
Sweep Requirements
Faux Raised Panel Door
Sweep with Guide Curves
Bottle Body
Pierce Relation
Showing Intermediate Sections
Multi-thickness Shell
The SelectionManager
Hanger Bracket
Exercise : Oval Foot Drawer Pull
Symmetrical Splines
Exercise : Tire Iron
Circular Profile Sweep
Dome Feature

3D Sketching and Curve Features

Curve Features
Spring
Sweeping Along a 3D Path
3D Sketching
Using Reference Planes
Additional Techniques
Space Handle
Subset of Sketch Entities and Relations
Helix Curve
Helix and Spiral Feature
Creating a 3D Curve from Orthogonal Views
Projected Curve Feature
Combining Curves
Composite Curve Feature
Smoothing Transitions
3D Sketching
3D Sketching with Planes
Activating a Plane
Creating a Plane within a D Sketch

Threads and Library Feature Parts

Bottle Features
Library Feature Parts
Modeling Threads
Thread Feature
Thread Profile
Saving a Library Feature Part
Performance Considerations
Performance Settings in System Options
Performance Settings in Document Properties
Suppressing Features
Using the Freeze Bar
Adding the Label Outline
Designing a Library Feature Part
Library Feature File Locations
Anatomy of a Library Feature Part
File Explorer
Dissolve Library Feature
Creating the Sweep Path
Splitting a Face
Sweeping Along Model Edges
Propagate Along Tangent Edges

Advanced Sweeping

Sweep Options
Additional Sweep Settings
Profile Orientation
Intermediate Sections
Follow Path
Keep Normal Constant
Keep Normal Constant
Intersection Curve Feature
Visualizing Sweep Sections
Face Curves
Controlling Twist
Controlling Twist with Guide Curves
Align with End Faces
Sweeping Along Non-tangent Edges
Solid Profile

Introduction to Loft and Boundary Features

Comparing Complex Features
How Lofting and Boundary Work
Defroster Vent
Loft Feature
Preparation of the Profiles
Merge Tangent Faces
Start and End Constraints
Boundary Feature
Boundary with Surfaces
SelectionManager in Loft and Boundary
Lofted Merge
Reusing Sketches
Copying a Sketch
Modify Sketch
Derived Sketches
Boundary Preview Options
Sketch Block and Library Feature Profiles

Advanced Loft and Boundary Features

Additional Curves in Loft and Boundary
Centerline Lofting
Heat Shield
Sharing Sketches
Loft Preview Options
Adding Sketch Segments
Segment
Split Entities
Cleaning Up a Model
Deleting Faces
Delete Face Feature
Evaluating Edges
Deviation Analysis
Face Fillets
Hook
Planning a Modeling Strategy
Curve Influence

Advanced Filleting and Other Features

Fillet Settings
Fillet Parameters
Fillet Method
Fillet Profile
Constant Size Fillets
Multiple Radius
Setback Parameters
Delete Face: Delete and Fill
Fillet Options
Select Through Faces
Keep Features
Round Corners
Overflow Options
Variable Size Fillets
Variable Size Control Points
Variable Size Fillet Profile
Straight and Smooth Transitions
Zero Radius Values
Face Fillets
Curvature Continuous Fillets
Radial or Chord Width Definition
Hold Lines
FilletXpert
Other Advanced Features
Wrap Feature
Deform Feature
Point Deformation
Curve to Curve Deformation
Surface Push Deformation
Joining Surfaces
Knit Surface Feature
Direct Editing
Move Face Feature

Assembly Modeling

Advanced Mate Techniques
SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
Assembly File Structure
Feature Manager Design Tree
Opening Assemblies
File References
File Reference Example
File Names
Solving Mates
Subassembly Mates
Find References
Update Holders
Advanced Mate Techniques
Mate Shortcuts
Mate Shortcuts
SmartMate while Adding Components
SmartMate Cursor Feedback
SmartMates from Within the Assembly
Mate References
Design Library Parts Capture Mate References
Multiple Selection Mate References
Multiple Mate Mode
Width Free Mate
Driven Mates
Using Misaligned Mates
Misalignment Types
Copying Multiple Components
Differences in Mating
Copy With Mates
Using Copy with Mates
Copy with Mate Options
Investigating the Mates
Fixed Components
Summary: Inserting and Mating Components
Adding Components
Copying Components
Inserting and Mating Simultaneously
Mating Existing Components
Selection Aids
Advanced Mate Features
Lock Rotation
Advanced Mate Features
The Belt / Chain Assembly Feature
Slot Mate Constraints
Profile Center Mate
Valid Faces for Profile Center
Rack Pinion Mate

Top-Down Assembly Modeling

Stages in the Process
A Note of Caution
Making Changes to Dimensions
Editing and Building In-context
Adding Features In-context
Indicators of Edit Component
Appearance of Components While Editing
Inserting a New Part into an Assembly
Locating the New Part Component
Virtual Parts
Building In-context Features
Common Tools
Working Outside the Assembly
Propagating Changes
Saving Virtual Parts as External
In-Context Features
Update Holders
External References
Component Level Symbols
Feature Level Symbols
Out of Context
Putting a Part Back Into Context
Breaking and Locking External References
External References
External Reference Report
Machine Vise Design Intent
In Place Mates

Assembly Features and Smart Components

Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners
Assembly Features
Assembly Features
Special Cases
Standard Assembly Features
Hole Series
Time-Dependent Features
Hole Series with an Existing Hole
Smart Fasteners
Fastener Defaults
Smart Fasteners Settings
Hole Series Components
Changes to Existing Fasteners
Smart Components
Smart Component
Make Smart Component
Inserting the Smart Component
Inserting Smart Features
Using Multiple Features and Components
Using Auto Size
Assembly Features
Extruded Cut Assembly Feature

Assembly Editing

Assembly Editing
Key Topics
Editing Activities
Design Changes
Finding and Repairing Problems
Information From an Assembly
Assembly Editing
Component and Mate Level Errors
Mate Errors
Over Defined Mates and Components
Finding an Over Defining Mate
MateXpert
Grouping Mates
Replacing and Modifying Components
Working in a Multi-user Environment
Replacing a Single Instance
Mated Entities
Converting Parts and Assemblies
Parts into Assemblies
Assemblies into Parts
Parts into Parts
Replacing Parts with Assemblies
Replacing Components Using Save As
Reloading Components
Component Patterns
Pattern Instances
Linear Pattern and Rotate
Pattern Driven Component Pattern
Chain Pattern

Using Configurations with Assemblies

Assembly Configurations
Creating Configurations Manually
Configuration Properties
Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
Information from an Assembly
Managing the Tree Display
Assembly Evaluation Tools
Hole Alignment
Introducing:Hole Alignment
Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
Global Variables
Assembly Equations
Dimension Names in an Assembly
Adding Equations
Creating an Equality
Equations With Functions
Equation

Display States and Appearances

Display States
Stored Display States
Display States vs Configurations
Display Pane
Display Pane Icons
Bulk Selection Tools
Using Selections
Selection Methods
Adding Display States
Renaming Display States
Copying a Display State
Display State Toolbar
Display States
Previewing Hidden Components
Configurations and Display States
Linked Display States
Advanced Select
Envelopes
Using Envelopes
Appearances, Materials and Scenes
Appearances Menu
Using RealView Graphics
Changing Scenes
Appearances and Materials
Modifying Texture Maps
Materials

Large Assemblies

Key Topics
Assembly Visualization
Visualization Properties
Elements of the Assembly Visualization Interface
Editing and Adding Columns
Lightweight Components
Opening Lightweight Components
After the Assembly is Open
Indicators of Lightweight Status
Best Practice
Comparison of Component States
Large Assembly Mode
Large Assembly Options
Using Speed Pak
Speed Pak from the Configuration Manager
Speed Pak from Top Level Assembly
Using Simplified Configurations
Suppressing Components
Simplified Configurations
Simplify
Advanced Open Options
Defeature
Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
Dissolving a Sub-assembly
Creating a New Subassembly with Components
Promoting and Demoting Components
Flexible Subassemblies
Using Folders
Large Design Review
Edit Assembly Mode
Selective Open
Comparison of Modes and Methods
Tips for Faster Assemblies
Appearance and Views
Set Options
Mate Considerations
Drawing Considerations
SOLIDWORKS Drawings – ISO
Understanding Drawing Templates
Structure of a Drawing Document
Drawing Document
Drawing Sheet
Sheet Properties
Sheet Format
Edit Sheet Format
Understanding Drawing Templates
Why are Drawings Structured this Way?
Sheet Format Features
Notes Linked to Properties
Annotation Link Errors
Drawing Template Design Strategy
Designing a Drawing Template
Understanding Document Properties
Display Settings in Templates
Sheet Properties in Templates
Custom Properties in Templates
Save as Template
Defining Template Locations
Model Templates
Customizing the Sheet Format
Customize the Sheet Format
Completing the Title Block Sketch
Completing the Title Block Notes
Tips for Locating Notes
Adding a Company Logo
Defining the Border
Setting Anchors
Exit Edit Sheet Format Mode
Title Block Fields
Saving and Testing the Sheet Format File
Understanding Sheet Format Properties
Understanding Sheet Format Behavior
Saving the Sheet Format
Reload Sheet Format
Defining Sheet Format Locations
Testing the Sheet Format
Testing Sheet Format Properties
Testing Default Values

Advanced Options for Drawing Views

Advanced Drawing Views
Showing Hidden Edges
Drawing View Properties Dialog
Broken-out Section View
Editing Broken-out Section Views
Auxiliary View
Rotating Views
Crop View
Understanding View Focus
Editing Crop Views
Advanced Views for Assemblies
Section Scope
Alternate Position View
Editing Alternate Position Views
Using Configurations
Using Display States
Custom View Orientations
New View
Relative View
Understanding Annotation Views
Understanding Annotation Behavior
What are Annotation Views?
Annotations Folder
Default Annotation Views
Annotations View Visibility
Insert Annotation View
Editing Annotation Views
Annotation Update

Sheet Metal

Basic Flange Features
What are Sheet Metal Parts?
Sheet Metal Methods
Unique Sheet Metal Items
Flange Method
Base Flange/Tab
Sheet Metal Parameters
What is Bend Allowance?
Using Tables
Editing Sheet Metal Parameters
Sheet Metal Bend Features
Flat-Pattern Feature
Flatten and Exit Flatten
Toggle Flat Display
Additional Flange Features
Edge Flanges
Edge Flange Settings
Editing the Flange Profile
Flange Profile Relations
Edge Flanges on Curved Edges
Miter Flanges
Miter Flange Settings
Hem Feature
Hem Settings
Tab Features
Cuts in Sheet Metal
Additional Sheet Metal Techniques
Additional Sheet Metal Methods
Designing from the Flat
Sketched Bend Feature
Jog Feature
Adding Features in an Unfolded State
Unfold and Fold
Creating Cuts in the Flat Pattern
Swept Flange
Swept Flange Flat Pattern Options
Lofted Bends
Bent Lofted Bends
Bent Bend Region Options
Formed Lofted Bends
Formed Bend Region Options
Lofted Bends in the Design Library

Weldments

Weldment Features
Weldment Configuration Options
Structural Members
The Default Profiles
Weldment Profiles from SOLIDWORKS Content
What is a Structural Member Profile?
Weldment Profiles Folder Structure
Groups
Corner Treatment Options
Individual Corner Treatments
Profile Position Settings
Groups vs Structural Members
Trim/Extend Options
Sketch Considerations
Trim Order
Adding Plates and Holes
Gussets and End Caps
Gusset Profile and Thickness
Locating the Gusset
End Cap Parameters
Using Symmetry
Advantages of a Multibody Part
Limitations of a Multibody Part
Working with Weldments
Managing the Cut List
Cut List Item Names
Accessing Properties
Cut-List Properties Dialog
Structural Member Properties
Adding Cut List Properties
Bounding Boxes in Weldments
Editing a Bounding Box
Options for Generating Cut List Items
Manually Managing Cut List Items
Creating Sub-weldments
Using Selection Filters
Custom Structural Member Profiles
Modifying a Profile
Transferred Information from Profiles
Defining Material
Creating Custom Profiles
Standard or Configured Profiles
Inserting Existing Parts
Locate Part and Move/Copy Body
When to Use an Assembly

Surface Modeling

Understanding Surfaces
Solids and Surfaces
Geometry vs Topology
What is a Solid?
Euler’s Formula
Behind the Scenes
Adjusting Feature Manager Settings
Introducing: Extruded Surface
Introducing: Planar Surface
Introducing: Trim Surface
Introducing: Untrim Surface
Face Curves and Mesh Preview
Introducing: Face Curves
Surface Types
Four-Sided Surfaces
Introducing: Knit Surface
Creating Solids from Surfaces
Introducing: Create Solid
Introducing: Thicken
Summary
Decomposing a Solid into Surfaces
Introducing: Delete Face
Additional Surface Concepts
Boolean Operations
Edges vs Holes
Take Aways
Why Use Surfaces?
When Not to Use Surfaces
Hybrid Modeling
Continuity Explained
Workflow with Surfaces
Working with Images
Layout Sketch
Identify Symmetry and Edges
Identify Functional Faces
Check your Models Frequently
Check Entity
Understanding Rebuild Options
Introducing: Verification on Rebuild
Folders in the FeatureManager Design Tree
Clean-up
Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
Hybrid Modeling
Using Surfaces to Modify Solids
Display
Introducing: Replace Face
Interchanging Between Solids and Surfaces
Performance Implications
What Contributes to Rebuild Time?
Surfaces as Construction Geometry
Stages in the Process
Making Copies of Faces
Introducing: Offset Surface
Repairing Countersunk Hole Problem
Flattening Surfaces
Introducing: Surface Flatten

Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry

Importing Data
Modeling Kernels
Contents of a CAD File
File Formats
Format Recommendations
File Translation
Why Do Imports Fail?
SOLIDWORKS Import Options
3D Interconnect for Native File Formats
3D Interconnect for Neutral File Formats
Importing a STEP File
Introducing: Import Diagnostics
Accessing Import Options
Comparing Geometry
Addressing Translation Errors
Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
Introducing: Check Entity
Introducing: Display Curvature
Patching Strategies
Introducing: Filled Surface
Another Strategy
Procedure for Rebuilding Fillets
Extend Surface
Editing Imported Parts
Delete Hole
Blends and Patches
Smoothing Patches
Three Alternative Approaches
Boundary Surface
Introducing: Boundary Surface
Corner Blends
Stages in the Process
Alternative Approach
Spline on Surface
Introducing: Spline on Surface

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