Course SOF46 - Introduction To Solid Works (3D CAD Software)
Duration 8 Weeks
Cost €110.00
Night Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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Course Description

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.

Whats included?

Lesson 1: SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface

  • What is the SolidWorks Software
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • The SolidWorks User Interface

Introduction to Sketching

  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • What are We Going to Sketch?
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude

Lesson 2: Basic Part Modeling

  • Basic Modeling
  • Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Options
  • Filleting
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views

 

Lesson 3: Modeling a Casting or Forging

  • Case Study: Ratchet
  • Design Intent
  • Boss Feature with Draft
  • Symmetry in the Sketch
  • Sketching Inside the Model
  • View Options
  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
  • Using Copy and Paste
  • Editing Features

 

Lesson 4: Patterning

  • Reference Geometry
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

 

Lesson 5: Revolved Features

  • Design Intent
  • Revolved Features
  • Building the Rim
  • Building the Spoke
  • Edit Material
  • Mass Properties
  • File Properties
  • SolidWorks SimulationXpress
  • Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress
  • The SimulationXpress Interface

 

Lesson 6: Shelling and Ribs

  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analysing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features
  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert

 

Lesson 7: Editing: Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours

 

Lesson 8: Using Drawings

  • More About Making Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Projected Views
  • Annotations
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Define Title Block

Lesson 9: 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
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go

 

Lesson 10: 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

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