SOLIDWORKS Essentials


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Length: 4 days; 8:30am to 4:30pm
Prerequisites: We recommend completing the introductory SOLIDWORKS Tutorials, lessons one through three.
Description: SOLIDWORKS Essentials is a four-day training class that teaches how-to use SOLIDWORKS to build 3D parametric models of parts and assemblies and prepare drawings of those parts and assemblies.
Format: Classes are scheduled at a GoEngineer training facility and taught by certified SOLIDWORKS instructors. Training manuals will be provided to you on the first day of class. This training may also be taught as a custom class at your location for an additional cost.

The SOLIDWORKS Essentials training consists of the following lessons:

  • What is SOLIDWORKS?
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • SOLIDWORKS User Interface
  • Using the Command Manager
  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • Sketching and Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines
  • Basic Modeling and Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • View Selector
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters
  • 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
  • Copy and Paste Features
  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Reference Geometry
  • Planes
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Sketch Driven Patterns
  • Case Study: Handwheel
  • Design Intent
  • Revolved Features
  • Building the Rim
  • Building the Spoke
  • Edit Material
  • Mass Properties
  • File Properties
  • SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analyzing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Planes
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features
  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • Freezing Features
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert
  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Replace Sketch Entity
  • Using Configurations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library
  • Using Global Variables and Equations
  • Renaming Features and Dimensions
  • Design Rules Using Global Variables
  • Global Variables
  • Equations
  • Using Operators and Functions
  • More About Making Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Annotations
  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go
  • Using Assemblies
  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings