Course Description

SolidWorks has become a worldwide industry leader in affordable 3-D feature based parametric solid modeling software for mechanical design and engineering. SolidWorks® utilizes an intuitive user interface, one of the best in the industry, and is based on the powerful Parisolid kernel. Users of Pro-E, Unigraphics, CATIA, and other high-end CAD software are discovering the portability, shorter learning curve, and expanded power and capability of SolidWorks. This course will help participants develop skill and speed in creating complex 3-D solid models and prepare fully dimensioned engineering drawings.


Audience

This training program is tailored for experienced manufacturing, design, and engineering professionals who need to develop skill and speed in applying feature-
based parametric modeling principles and techniques to create complex feature-based 3-D solid models.


Prerequisites

An understanding of blueprint reading, manufacturing design and mechanical design.


Topics and Course Content

The Feature based Parametric Modeling Environment

  • Setting Up the Design Options and Configuration
  • Customizing Solidworks for Your Application
  • Principles of Feature Based Modeling
  • Strategy for Planning Your Model for Design Intent
  • Sketching and Parametric Dimensioning Techniques
  • Model Building Using 3-D Projection Techniques

Advanced Solid Modeling Techniques

  • Application of Applied Features
  • Theory and Application Of Geometric Constraints
  • Using Guide Paths and Pierce Relations for Complex Lofts And Sweeps
  • Editing and Modifying Solid Models
  • Creating Hole Features
  • Editing Solid Features

Creating Assemblies

  • Bringing Parts Into an Assembly
  • Using Assembly Mating Relations
  • Testing Mating Relations
  • Exploding and Collapsing the Assembly
  • Advanced Design Techniques

Creating Engineering Drawings and Detailing

  • Using Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats
  • Creating Standard Views from the Solid Model
  • Adding Detail Auxiliary Views
  • Dimensioning and Adding Notes
  • Inserting a Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Geometric Tolerancing
  • Application Project

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up design options and configurations using Parametric Modeling
  • Apply feature based modeling
  • Apply 3-D projection techniques
  • Edit and modify solid models
  • Create assemblies using mating relations
  • Add detail auxiliary views to drawings
  • Apply geometric tolerancing

Time Investment

This class is 80 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 20 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.


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