SOLIDWORKS for Machinists


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Length: 1 day; 8:30am to 4:30pm
Prerequisites: Solidworks Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows® operating system
Description: This class teaches the basic skills machinists need to interface with SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

The topics covered in this course are:

1: SolidWorks Basics and User Interface

  • Feature Tree
  • Toolbars
  • 3D Space

2: Introduction to Sketching

  • Sketch Tools
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions

3: Annotations

  • Adding Annotations
  • Annotation Types
  • Blocks

4: Basic Part Modeling

  • Design Intent
  • Best Profile
  • Boss Feature
  • Cut-Extrude Feature
  • Hole Wizard
  • Fillet/Chamfer
  • Editing Sketches/Features

5: Advanced Part Modeling

  • Revolve Feature
  • Patterns
  • Multi-Body
  • Combine Feature

6: Assemblies

  • First Component
  • Adding Components
  • Mating
  • Adding Sub-Assemblies
  • Cavity Feature

7: Surface Modeling

  • Copy Surface
  • Filled Surface
  • Ruled Surface

8: Importing/Repairing Files

  • File Types
  • Import Options
  • Repairing Imported Bodies
  • Repairing Native Part Files

9: Exporting Files/File Management

  • File References
  • Saving Non-Native Formats
  • Export Options
  • Pack & Go