In this course, we will learn the fundamental tools and concepts for SOLIDWORKS engineering and design software. SOLIDWORKS is one of the largest computer-aided design (CAD) software globally used across numerous industries including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, defense, medical devices, robotics & automation, consumer products, construction, and many more!
This course will run through the core concepts and tools available within SOLIDWORKS to help us design and build any parts, drawings, and assemblies we may require for our specific projects.
We will start by getting comfortable with the user interface and work-space of SOLIDWORKS, move onto creating our first sketch, and design our first parts. Once we have learned a number of the core part design tools we will introduce drawing tools to generate technical or engineering drawings required to manufacture our parts. Finally, we will learn assembly tools to help us design and build our assembly projects that contain multiple components.
By the end of this course, you will have a strong foundation of the SOLIDWORKS fundamentals required to create and design your very own projects!
Concepts Parts are the basic building blocks in the SOLIDWORKS software. Assemblies contain parts or other assemblies, called subassemblies. A SOLIDWORKS model consists of 3D geometry that defines its edges, faces, and surfaces. The SOLIDWORKS software lets you design models quickly and precisely. SOLIDWORKS models are: • Defined by 3D design • Based on components 3D Design SOLIDWORKS uses a 3D design approach. As you design a part, from the initial sketch to the final result, you create a 3D model. From this model, you can create 2D drawings or mate components consisting of parts or subassemblies to create 3D assemblies. You can also create 2D drawings of 3D assemblies. When designing a model using SOLIDWORKS, you can visualize it in three dimensions, the way the model exists once it is manufactured.