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- fundamentals of 3D modelling.
- Designing with SolidWORKS Features
- Sketching in Solidowrks
- Creating assemblies from parts.
- Introduction to top-down design methods.
- Solidworks hot-keys.
- Solidworks Toolbox add-in.
- Solidworks Material Library
- A willingness to learn!
- A PC with Solidworks 2017 or newer version installed.
- Internet connection!
SOLIDWORKS is used to design pretty much anything that should be manufactured
- CNC machined components
- the screw on the left
- plastic components
- your computer box
- the mouse you’re probabley using
- the chair you’re probably sitting on
SOLIDWORKS is known as the No. 1 3D application in the manufacturing industry right now! By taking this course you’ll set yourself on the right track for your next step in a design career.
Why you should not take this course?
- Because you are not intrested in design for manufacturing.
- Because you are a digital artist who creates 3D objects which will never leave the digital world!
Why you should take this course?
- Because you are either a mechanical, electrical or a chemical engineer
- you are thinking of becoming a designer in manufacturing world like my friend Wade does
- Because you are already a designer but want to switch to SOLIDWORKS as your main CAD tool
- you’re interested in 3D printing
Why you should you pick me as an instructor?
I am a SOLIDWORKS research partner, this is different from an expert in the field. it means I have a black belt in SOLIDWORKS. I change it, the way I want! I make it do things that other designers struggle to sort out! This course is about basics but it’s better to learn them from a verified partner.
Besides! 1700+ students have already enrolled. they are from Canada, India, Spain, USA and many more countries. They’re all happy with the results!
- Draftspersons from 2D CAD softwares such as AutoCAD.
- Anyone interested in designing in 3D.
- Engineer students.
- Novice designers.
this lecture was initially an assignment but since it is very important I decided to put it in the lesson content. In this video I teach you how to use mathematical equations to create curves. By that I mean generating a y=x^2 curve for example.
before watching this video make sure you have solved the Spline assignment and have watched the solution video.
ever wanted to generate an involute curve to design a gear with? in this video I teach you how to use implicite equation driven curves in solidworks to generate such curves. before watching this video make sure you have solved the Spline assignment and have watched the solution video.
This lecture is about using some basic hot keys to pan, zoom or rotating a 3D model in SolidWorks which We'll go into more details later.
you will be using various tools available in solidworks user interface to inspect your model. we will create a section cut from the model to get a better look at its interior faces and fix some issues in the design.
previously we covered some of the content of this lecture but will go through them in this lecture again.
In this lecture we use a shell command instead of the Extruded-cut we used in the previous lectures. You'll learn basics of Shell command and will compare it with different modelling methods.
this is the last lecture of this section. at this point the Body of the power point is ready which will be used in our final assembly. in next section we will create the power outlets that fit into the holes of the power point Body.
because Holes are very important! I think they worth extra attention, so in this video I went through more details on hole wizard in solidworks. hole wizard uses two types of sketches to create a hole in your model. to fully understand this you need to have done the Cut Revolve assignments already.
you can share one sketch between multiple feature. this changes the way the sketch symbol in the design tree. I show you how to do it in this video.
It is a must to learn this one. there are a few ways to save yourself some modeling time and instead of repeating the same command again and again just pattern it. Linear patter is one of the methods to do it. Mirror feature was another one which we covered earlier. you're welcome.
so this is the base of assembly in solidworks. you learn how to navigate through its environment. I'll introduce some of the command and tools available in this environment.
with this example I show you what are the differences between assembly files with sldasm extension and part files (documents) with sldprt extension. it's cool, I like it.
imagine you were assembling all your parts together in the assembly environment and decided to add another part to your design! to make sure all the dimensions and sizes of this new part matches the previous ones you can generate a new part document from inside the assembly environment.
when you created your new part in the assembly you can save it either inside the assembly or externally. when you save it internally it wont appear on your hard drive and is refereed to as a virtual component in the assembly, but if you save that newly created part externally it will be stored on your hard drive with an sldprd extension.
Toolbox is an Add-in in Solidworks that is actually a massive library of common fasteners that are used in the industry. if you wanted to use a M10x20 bolt all you should do is using this library. you don't need to model that part yourself. it has many benefits because all these parts comply with international standards.
another useful Library is the Material Library. by using this library you can make sure that all the physical properties of each material are considered in your designs. if you don't know the yield strength of steel you just sit back and let solidworks take care of these kind of things. it's also helpful when you want to change the material of your model to match its real one. solidworks material library contains both mechanical and visual properties of each material.
I'll walk you through applying materials on multi-body parts in solidworks. I'll show you how to use solidworks material library to set the appearance of your parts.