Course Content

Module 1: SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface
Design Intent
File References
Opening Files
The SolidWorks User Interface
Using the Command Manager

Module 2: Introduction to Sketching
2D Sketching
Saving Files
What are We Going to Sketch?
Sketch Entities
Basic Sketching
Rules That Govern Sketches
Design Intent
Sketch Relations
Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling
Basic Modeling
Choosing the Best Profile
Choosing the Sketch Plane
Details of the Part
Boss Feature
Sketching on a Planar Face
Cut Feature
View Selector
Using the Hole Wizard
Editing Tools
Detailing Basics
Drawing Views
Center Marks
Changing Parameters

Module 4: Symmetry and Draft
Boss Feature with Draft
Symmetry in the Sketch
Sketching Inside the Model
View Options
Using Model Edges in a Sketch
Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
Creating Views of Assemblies
Why Use Patterns?
Linear Pattern
Circular Patterns
Reference Geometry
Mirror Patterns
Using Pattern Seed Only
Sketch Driven Patterns

Module 5: Revolved Features
Revolved Features
Building the Rim
Building the Spoke
Edit Material
Mass Properties
File Properties
SolidWorks SimulationXpress
Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress
The SimulationXpress Interface
Shelling and Ribs
Analyzing and Adding Draft
Other Options for Draft
Full Round Fillets
Thin Features
Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs
Part Editing
Editing Topics
Sketch Issues
Freezing Features
Module 6: Editing: Design Changes
Part Editing
Design Changes
Information From a Model
Rebuilding Tools
Replace Sketch Entity
Sketch Contours
Module 7: Configurations
Using Congurations
Other Methods to Creat Congurations
Using Global Variables and Equations
Creating Equalities
Global Variables
Dening the Overall Width
Creating a Minimum Edge Distance
Modeling Strategies for Congurations
Editing Parts that Have Congurations
Design Library
In the Advanced Course…
Module 8: Using Drawings
More About Making Drawings
Section View
Model Views
Broken View
Detail Views
Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
Projected Views
Module 9: Bottom-Up Assembly
Creating a New Assembly
Position of the First Component
Feature Manager Design Tree and
Adding Components
Mating Components
Using Part Congurations in assemblies
Smart Mates
Inserting Sub-assemblies
Pack and Go
Module 10: Using Assemblies
Using Assemblies
Analyzing the Assembly
Checking for Clearances
Changing the Values of Dimensions
Exploded Assemblies
Explode Line Sketch
Bill of Materials
Assembly Drawings

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