Build a Lego Helicopter in SolidWorks 3D CAD
What you'll learn
- Practice the use of SolidWorks 3D CAD
- Learn how to use Mechanical Mates
- Create the Helicopter's Parts
- Assemble the Parts into a working model
- You should be able to use a Windows PC at a basic level
- A copy of Solidworks 2021. Other versions can also be used but some minor details may be different, and the example files may not open properly.
- Some basic SolidWorks knowledge is expected, such as how to make Features and Sketches
Practice your SolidWorks 3D CAD skills in a fun way!
Are you a beginner or intermediate SolidWorks user who would like hone your skills? If so then join this course and together we will build a working Lego Helicopter.
During the course we'll create 31 Unique Parts using a wide variety of SolidWorks modelling techniques. We'll then combine these into a complex Assembly and add Mechanical Mates, which will actually allow the Rotor Blades and Tail Rotor to function. Along the way you'll see how an long-term CAD user with over 15 years of SolidWorks experience creates 3D parts and builds assemblies.
About this course
This courses includes:
Almost 5 hours of high-quality original video.
Downloadable Exercise Files to allow you check your understanding.
On-hand support. Have a question? We are always here to support any questions and take a look at your progress.
Note: This course is designed for existing SolidWorks users who may be a little rusty and want to get their skills up to speed.
Complete beginners are welcome to try the course by following the videos, but you will find it more helpful to take another course aimed specifically at new users.
The course is taught using Solidworks 2021 but the models provided used will work with any version newer than that. If you have a previous version (2015-2020, or earlier) then you can still take the course but minor details might be different and some of the Exercise File functionality may be limited. If you have any questions then please drop me a line!
So sign up today, and lets start creating our Helicopter model!
Who this course is for:
- Users of SolidWorks 3D CAD who want to practice their skills in a fun way
- Fans of Lego who want to build virtual version of their real-life models
I am a UK design engineer who specialises particularly in Solidworks 3D CAD modelling.
I have a wide range of Design Engineering experience covering areas including mechanisms, 3D printing, materials selection, rapid prototyping and other design and manufacturing techniques.
I have more than twelve years of Solidworks experience and hold a First Class Honours degree in Sustainable Product Design from a Top 25 UK university. I have also completed a range of Solidworks-certified training courses in the UK.
I particularly enjoy working on projects which solve mechanical problems using innovative ideas and mechanisms. I previously trained as a helicopter pilot in the Royal Air Force and am a keen mountain biker, and these experiences and skills feed into my love of mechanical design.
I have travelled extensively. Prior to becoming a full-time freelancer I drove a vintage London Black Cab from London to Sydney, passing through fifty countries, setting two Guinness World Records and raising over £20,000 for the British Red Cross, before writing a book about the adventure. This innate curiosity to explore and investigate how things are done differently around the world provides me with a wide range of design inspiration.
I have been freelancing full-time since 2013 with hundreds of satisfied clients from every continent except South America. These clients range from individuals with a simple “shower thought” idea, to large companies with more rigid development processes, to entrepreneurs who have completed successful Crowdfunding campaigns and now need to develop their products for market.