SOLIDWORKS Refresher and Design for Manufacturing

SOLIDWORKS refresher will show proper design intent. Having proper design intent is crucial for today’s engineer. Design intent is designing for change. This topic will walk through editing and repairing a model. Show the how to use configurations and display states. Design for Manufacturing (DFM) covers four main topics. Minimize the number of parts it takes to make your product. Reducing the number of fasteners that go into your assembly. The second topic is making parts reusable. This can be done by taking advantage of design library feature in the task manager. The third topic is design intent. You want to have intent to make parts with symmetry and parts that align with other parts. The last topic is Top-Down Design. Taking advantage of the design style can simplify assembly instruction and the assembly process.