Introduction to Solidworks
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This course introduces the fundamentals of Solidworks 3D parametric CAD software for the creation of both parts and assemblies.
The course focuses not only on the individual tools available in Solidworks, but also on the best approach to the use of these tools, so that the design progresses in a logical manner, leading to a robust, effective and efficient design process.
With over three hours of video tutorials, together with a .pdf download of component drawings as used in the exercises, users can complete each exercise at their own pace.
Each lesson builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills, often discussing multiple approaches to a given problem. The series of components created by the user is then used to create a final dynamic assembly.
Upon completion of this course, and with sufficient practice, users should experience increased design productivity, improved design process reliability and a more logical approach to the design process.
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|Section 1: Creation of the Air Engine components|
|Lecture 1||4 pages|
These .pdf documents contain the working drawings for all the individual components of the assembly and a drawing of the overall assembly itself.
Solidworks interface, sketching, extrusions and cuts - Part_01
Regions, contours and the hole wizard - Part_02Preview
Grooves and holes on cylindrical surfaces - Part_03
External screw threads, reusing parts Part_04 and Part_05
Using sketches to position holes and features - Part_06
Thin features - Part_07
Multiple ways to create a simple part - Part_08Preview
Advanced use of the extrude command - Part_09
Cut options and rolling ball fillets - Part_10
Polygon sketch tool and dome feature - Part_11
Combined features on single part - Part_12
Use of offset planes - Part_13
Modelling of cylindrical components Part_14 and Part_15
Use of the helix feature to produce a spring - Part_16Preview
Modelling of final components - Part_17 and Part_18
|Section 2: Creation of the Air Engine Assemlby|
The Air Engine Assembly - Part 01
The Air Engine Assembly - Part 02
Arthur Henry is a Chartered Manufacturing Engineer and a Certified Solidworks Professional using and teaching CAD for 20 years, in particular Solidworks for the last 10 years. His industrial experience spans mould and tool design, sheetmetal operations, special purpose machinery and medical device manufacture. Academic qualifications include MIE, MBA, MPhil., and he currently lectures on mechanical and manufacturing engineering undergraduate programmes in Ireland.