SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling Training

Learn Multi‐body solids, Sweeping and Lofting Features


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 DESCRIPTION: Advanced Part Modeling teaches you how to use multi‐body solids, sweeping and lofting features, and the more advanced shaping capabilities of SOLIDWORKS.

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Lesson 1: 
multibody design techniques

  • Multibody Parts
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Case Study: Multibody Design
  • Solid Bodies Folder
  • Local Operations
  • Feature Scope
  • Patterning Bodies
  • Tool Body Technique
  • Combining Bodies
  • Case Study: Protective Screen
  • Intersect with Solid Bodies
  • Case Study: Bowl
  • Indent Feature
  • Case Study: Indent
  • Deleting Solid Bodies
  • Exercises 1-7

Lesson 2: 
saving solid bodies

  • Multibody Part vs. Assembly
  • Saving Bodies Functions
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Insert into New Part
  • Save Bodies
  • Case Study: Boat Cleat
  • Modeling for Rapid Tooling
  • Splitting a Part into Multiple Bodies
  • Split Feature
  • Case Study: Handle
  • Automating an Assembly
  • Case Study: Using Split Part with Legacy Data
  • Exercises 8-10

Lesson 3: 
sketching with splines

  • Curves in Sketches
  • Using Sketch Pictures
  • Case Study: Guitar Body
  • Splines and Spline Relations
  • Changing the Shape of a Spline
  • Fully Defining Splines
  • Evaluating Splines
  • Case Study: Two Point Spline
  • Analyzing Solid Geometry
  • Style Spline and Fit Spline
  • Case Study: Torsion Continuity
  • Case Study: Watering Can
  • Case Study: Coffee Cup
  • Exercises 11-15

Lesson 4: 
introduction to sweeping

  • Sweeping
  • Case Study: Faux Raised Panel Door
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Case Study: Bottle Body
  • The SelectionManager
  • Case Study: Hanger Bracket
  • Exercises 16-19

Lesson 5: 
3d sketching and curve features

  • Curve Features
  • Case Study: Spring
  • Sweeping Along a 3D Path
  • 3D Sketching
  • Helix Curve and Spiral Feature
  • Creating a 3D Curve from Orthogonal Views
  • Projected Curve Feature
  • Combining Curves and Smoothing Transitions
  • Exercises 20-23

Lesson 6: 
threads and library feature parts

  • Bottle Features
  • Case Study: Modeling Threads
  • Saving a Library Feature Part
  • Performance Considerations
  • Case Study: Adding the Label Outline
  • Creating the Sweep Path and Sweeping Edges
  • Exercises 24-26

Lesson 7: 
advanced sweeping

  • Sweep Options
  • Additional Sweep Settings
  • Profile Orientation
  • Case Study: Keep Normal Constant
  • Intersection Curve Feature
  • Visualizing Sweep Sections
  • Case Study: Controlling Twist
  • Case Study: Controlling Twist and Guide Curves
  • Case Study: Align with End Faces
  • Solid Profile
  • Case Study: Drill Bit
  • Exercises 27-31

Lesson 8: 
intro to loft and boundary features

  • Comparing Complex Features
  • How Lofting and Boundary Work
  • Case Study: Defroster Vent
  • Loft Feature
  • Boundary Feature
  • Case Study: Lofted Merge
  • Case Study: Reusing Sketches
  • Copying a Sketch and Modify Sketch
  • Derived Sketches
  • Boundary Preview Options
  • Sketch Block and Library Feature Profiles
  • Exercise 32-35

Lesson 9: 
advanced loft and boundary features

  • Additional Curves in Loft and Boundary
  • Centerline Lofting
  • Case Study: Heat Shield
  • Loft Preview Options
  • Adding Sketch Segments
  • Cleaning Up a Model
  • Deleting Faces
  • Evaluating Edges
  • Face Fillets
  • Case Study: Hook
  • Curve Influence
  • Exercises 36-38

Lesson 10: 
advanced filleting and other features

  • Fillet Settings
  • Fillet Parameters
  • Constant Size Fillets
  • Delete Face: Delete and Fill
  • Fillet Options
  • Variable Size Fillets
  • Face Fillets
  • FilletXpert
  • Other Advanced Features
  • Wrap Feature
  • Deform Feature
  • Direct Editing
  • Exercises 39-44

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