SOLIDWORKS Advanced


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Length: 4 days; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisites: Mechanical design experience; completion of SOLIDWORKS Essentials or similar experience.
Description: The SolidWorks Advanced course covers the topics of Advanced Parts and Assemblies. You will learn how to use multi-body solids, sweeping and lofting features, as well as the more advanced shaping and assembly modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

 The topics covered in the Part Modeling section are

 1: Multibody Design Techniques

  • Multibody Solids
  • Multibody Techniques
  • Case Study:Multibody Design
  • Introducing: Solid Bodies Folder
  • Feature Scope
  • Patterning Bodies
  • Tool Body Technique
  • Introducing: Insert Part
  • Introducing: Move/Copy Bodies
  • Combining Bodies
  • Common Bodies
  • Intersect with Solid Bodies
  • Introducing: Intersect
  • Calculating Internal Volume
  • Local Operations
  • Indent Feature
  • Introducing: Indent
  • Deleting Solid Bodies
  • Introducing: Delete Body

 2: Saving Solid Bodies

  • Saving Solid Bodies as Parts and Assemblies
  • Using Cut to Create Multiple Bodies
  • Insert into New Part
  • Saving Bodies
  • Modeling for Rapid Tooling
  • Splitting a Part into Multiple Bodies
  • Introducing: Split
  • Creating an Assembly
  • Using Split Part with Legacy Data

 3: Sketching with Splines

  • Curves in Sketches
  • Splines
  • Introducing: Spline Tools
  • Evaluating Curvature Combs
  • Introducing: The Control Polygon
  • Introducing: Spline Handles
  • Analyzing Solid Geometry
  • Introducing: Display Curvature
  • Introducing: Zebra Stripes
  • Style Spline
  • Sketch Picture
  • Fit Spline

 4: Introduction to Sweeping

  • Sweeping
  • Case Study: Faux Raised Panel Door
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Case Study: Bottle Body
  • Pierce Relation
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • The SelectionManager
  • Case Study: Hanger Bracket
  • Symmetrical Splines
  • Dome Feature

 5: Working with Curves

  • Curve Features
  • Case Study: Modeling a Spring
  • Sweeping Along a 3D Path
  • 3D Sketching
  • Helix Curve
  • Introducing: Projected Curve
  • Composite Curve
  • Applying the Label Outline to the Bottle
  • Performance Considerations
  • Modeling Threads
  • Blower Housing
  • Sweeping Along Model Edges
  • Introducing: Split Line

 6: Advanced Sweeping

  • Sweep Options
  • Orientation and Twist Control
  • Introducing: Intersection Curve
  • Face Curves
  • Align with End Faces
  • Solid Sweep
  • Defining Twist
  • Introducing: Equation Driven Curve

 7: Boundary Feature and Lofting

  • Comparing Complex Features
  • How Lofting and Boundary Work
  • Loft vs Boundary Feature
  • Introducing: Loft
  • Boundary Feature
  • Using Derived and Copied Sketches
  • Copying a Sketch
  • Modify Sketch
  • Introducing: Modify Sketch
  • Derived Sketches
  • Introducing: Derived Sketch5
  • Boundary Preview Options
  • Sketch Block and Library Feature Profiles
  • Additional Curves in Loft and Boundary
  • Centerline Lofting
  • Loft Preview Options
  • Introducing: Split Entities
  • Cleaning Up a Model
  • Deleting Faces
  • Introducing: Delete Face
  • Evaluating Edges
  • Introducing: Deviation Analysis
  • Lofting with Guide Curves
  • Curve Influence
  • Hook Using Boundary
  • Conics
  • Introducing: Curve Through XYZ
  • Sketch Blocks

 8: Other Advanced Tools

  • Advanced Filleting
  • Delete Face: Delete and Fill
  • Wrap Feature
  • Introducing: Wrap
  • Deform Feature
  • Introducing: Deform
  • Introducing: Knit Surface
  • Direct Editing
  • Introducing: Move Face

The topics covered in the Assembly Modeling section are:

 1: Advanced Mate Techniques

  • SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
  • Assembly File Structure
  • File References
  • File Reference Example
  • External Reference Search Order
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References
  • Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Named Mate Reference
  • Multiple Mate Mode
  • Using Copy with Mates
  • Case Study: Copy With Mates
  • Copy with Mate Options
  • Fixed Components
  • Summary: Inserting and Mating Components
  • Advanced Mate Features
  • Case Study: Advanced Mate Features

 2: Top-Down Assembly Modeling

  • Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Stages in the Process
  • Case Study: Building In-context Parts
  • Building In-context Features
  • Propagating Changes
  • Saving Virtual Parts as External
  • In-Context Features
  • External References
  • Breaking and Locking External References
  • Machine_Vise Design Intent
  • Removing External References

 3: Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners, and Smart Components

  • Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners
  • Assembly Features
  • Case Study: Assembly Features
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components
  • Case Study: Smart Component

 4: Assembly Editing

  • Assembly Editing
  • Key Topics
  • Editing Activities
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Troubleshooting an Assembly
  • Replacing Components Using Save As
  • Mirroring Components
  • Reloading Components
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Case Study: Hole Alignment
  • Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
  • Sensors

 5: Using Configurations with Assemblies

  • Using Configurations with Assemblies
  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations
  • Component Patterns
  • Creating Configurations Manually
  • Configuration Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
  • Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
  • Configuration Publisher

 6: 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

 7: Layout-based Assembly Design

  • Layout-based Assembly Design
  • Key Topics
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Creating a Part from a Block
  • Gear and Pulley Motion in Blocks
  • Case Study: Gears and Pulleys
  • Lesson 8: 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