Solidworks

Solidworks Essentials

Duration: 30 hours

Teaching Methodolody: Hands on

OVERVIEW

Solidworks is an industrial tool for creating parts and assemblies. In this course, students will learn how to:

  • Draw 2D Sketches
  • Create 3D Parts
  • Create Assemblies from Parts
  • Generate Drawings from Parts and Assemblies
  • Use Drawings Created with AutoCAD
  • Use Addins

AUDIENCE

Anyone who is interested in learning how to draw industrial designs.

PREREQUISITES

AutoCAD 2D basic skills is helpful but not obligatory.

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COURSE CONTENTS

01 - Introducing the Software

  • Starting Solidworks and opening new files
  • Getting to know the user interface and workspace
  • Exploring tools and setting proper units
  • Understanding the importance of the tree
  • Understanding the differences between Solidworks and Autocad along with the benefit of each

02 - Creating 2D Sketches

  • Creating first 2D sketch
  • Understanding and working with planes
  • Drawing first 2D drawing
  • Defining different relations and fully defining drawings
  • Working with different Views
  • Working with smart dimensions
  • Creating and defining new planes
  • Working with convert entities, patterns, mirror…

03 - Creating 3D Part

  • Sketching using 3D sketch
  • Using features tool to convert 2D drawings to 3D
  • Using features tool to create 3D drawings
  • Drawing complex 3D parts
  • Using Cutting tools to create holes and openings
  • Using holes manager to create standard openings and threads
  • Exploring different planes and tools
  • Evaluating parts and drawings

04 - Creating Assembly from Parts

  • Introducing Assembly Workspace
  • Insert components and parts in drawings
  • Using mate to create an assembly
  • Evaluating parts and drawings
  • Using Smart Fasteners
  • Using library toolbox in assembly

05 - Creating Drawings from parts and assemblies

  • Opening desired drawing formats
  • Modifying sheet formats
  • Creating a 2D drawing representation of a part (Model, Projected and Auxiliary views)
  • Creating a 2D drawing representation of an assembly (Model, Projected and Auxiliary views)
  • Exploring different views (Section, Detail)
  • Sketching proper dimensions
  • Adding notes to the drawing

06 - Working between AutoCAD and Solidworks

  • Import 2D drawings from AutoCAD and modify it
  • Converting an AutoCAD drawing to 3D
  • Creating a drawing with multiple views from a 3D AutoCAD file

07 - Introduction to different Solidworks add in’s

  • Introduction to Metal Sheets
  • Introduction to Weldments
  • Introduction to Simulation
  • Introduction to Motion