SOLIDWORKS Tutorial - Large Assembly Management

Marty Bucholz SOLIDWORKS certified Expert with more than 10 years of SOLIDWORKS experience and Technical support representative at GoEngineer takes us on through a brief webinar discussing best practice and tips for dealing with large assemblies. Starting with a discussion of what qualifies as a large assembly, its is not all about part count, and the common problems that plague them. Establishing that as a baseline for discussion we then get into the best practices and common things we can do to make performance better. The types of good and bad practices that can elevate SOLIDWORKS performance. Including some tips on proper file management specifically for large assemblies and their components. Using the level of detail that matches what is required. How to interrogate files from other cad systems to make sure they won’t scuttle your performance. The video includes discussion and demonstration of the practical applications of these tips and tricks Mating components or fixing them in place, and how and why doing both is a better answer for the problem. We also discuss speedpak and the different ways it can be useful, both for sub-assemblies but also as a process to cut down on the intensity of large assemblies. The second half of the video gets more into diagnostics, and what tools are available in SOLIDWORKS to find problems in performance and how we can zero in on the cause. Find the performance bottle necks such as graphics triangles and learn best practices for reducing load times, save times, and rebuild times. We go over the performance evaluation tool for assemblies, and how it can link us into files that may be causing trouble or at least see lists of components saved in previous versions or with his levels of detail and image quality. Then we go into further detail with the assembly visualization tool. Once we know the issue, we can then apply appropriate measures in the assembly or its component files to improve the overall performance. This includes the discussion of new tools such as the new to SOLIDWORKS 2020 Detailing mode for drawings.  The video goes over in detail all of the different assembly modes, resolved, lightweight, and large design review mode. Going over each mode in detail along with the when to use them for best possible performance.  We close the webinar with a discussion that goes over the system requirements for SOLIDWORKS and the various updates that can be made to your hardware to expand on the performance of SOLIDWORKS.  Go Engineer has a staff of technical experts who are ready to answer questions and provide solutions for everything from support to training. Click the links and contact us for more information on how we can help your business succeed.