Using SOLIDWORKS Composer


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Length: 3 days; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm 
Prerequisites: Experience with the Windows operating system.
Description: Teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data.

Topics covered in this course:

1: Quick Start

  • Quick look at SOLIDWORKS Composer

2: Getting Started

  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • Application?
  • Starting SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Terminology
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer User Interface
  • Preferences and Document Properties
  • Creating 2D Output
  • Exercise 1: User Interface
  • Exercise 2: Terminology

3:  Creating Cover and Detail Images

  • Overview
  • Views
  • Rendering Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Camera Alignment Tools
  • Create 2D Output
  • Digger
  • Exercise 3: Navigation Tools
  • Exercise 4: Digger
  • Exercise 5: Updating Views

4: Creating an Exploded View

  • Overview
  • Visibility Tools
  • Exploded Views
  • Collaborative Actors
  • Styles
  • Vector Graphics Output
  • Exercise 6: Exploded View
  • Exercise 7: Styles
  • Exercise 8: Markups and Annotations
  • Exercise 9: Visibility and Rendering Tools

5: Creating Additional Exploded Views

  • Overview
  • Paper Space
  • Importing Files
  • File Types
  • Update Views with Selected Actors
  • Align Actors
  • Explode Lines
  • Custom Views
  • Linking Between Views
  • Exercise 10: Importing Assemblies
  • Exercise 11: Merging and Aligning Actors
  • Exercise 12: Custom Views

6: Creating Bills of Materials

  • Overview
  • Bill of Materials
  • Vector Graphics Output
  • Another BOM Table
  • Assembly Level BOM
  • Exercise 13: Exploded Views, BOMs, and Callouts
  • Exercise 14: Assembly Level BOMs
  • Exercise 15: Vector Graphics Files

7: Creating a Marketing Image

  • Overview
  • Selections
  • Textures
  • Lighting
  • Scenes
  • High Resolution Image
  • Exercise 16: Lights and Textures
  • Exercise 17: Render Effects

8: Creating an Animation

  • Overview
  • Timeline Pane
  • Position Keys
  • Exercise 18: Creating an Explode Animation

9: Creating Interactive Content

  • Overview
  • Selections in the Key Track
  • Position and Property Keys
  • Filters
  • Animating Collaborative Actors
  • Digger Keys
  • Events
  • Exercise 19: Managing the Timeline Pane
  • Exercise 20: Animating Changes to Actors
  • Exercise 21: Events

10: Creating a Walkthrough Animation

  • Overview
  • Camera Keys
  • Adding Views to the Timeline
  • Grids
  • Additional Camera Functionality
  • Exercise 22: Camera Keys 1
  • Exercise 23: Camera Keys 2

11: Creating an Explode and Collapse

  • Animation
  • Overview
  • Assembly Selection Mode
  • Scenarios
  • Exercise 24: Animating Actors and the Digger
  • Exercise 25: Compound Motion and Scenarios

12: Updating SOLIDWORKS Composer Files

  • Overview
  • Update an Entire Assembly
  • Changing the Geometry of an Actor
  • Exercise 26: Updating from CAD

13: Publishing from SOLIDWORKS Composer

  • Overview
  • Preparing a File for Publishing
  • Publishing to PDF
  • Publishing inside Microsoft Word
  • Publishing to HTML
  • Exercise 27: Publishing to PDF
  • Exercise 28: Publishing inside Microsoft Word
  • Exercise 29: Publishing inside HTML