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The lessons in this learning module provide a quick introduction to parts, assemblies, and drawings in SOLIDWORKS. Create a simple 2D sketch and solid body. Create assemblies by adding and orienting existing parts in an assembly. Add mates to connect the components. Create a drawing from an existing part file, insert basic views, and insert and manipulate dimensions and callouts.
Learning Path
8 days ago
Interrogate a part using rollback to understand how it was created. Change the sequence of features and edit features, sketches, and sketch planes. Roll forward through an existing part. Reorder a feature in the FeatureManager design tree. Understand parent/child relationships. Edit sketches and features.
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8 days ago
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Included with SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional, the integrated Render Queue instantly boosts productivity by allowing you to “stack” up render jobs to be completed at a later time. Use the Render Queue to stay productive during the day, and let the renders complete overnight. Discover how easy it is to send jobs to the integrated Render Queue. Explore the simple interface of the Render Queue. Understand the difference between sending render jobs to your local machine or to a dedicated Visualize Boost machine (network rendering). Available in Visualize Professional.
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16 days ago
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Learn how to create two types of interactive outputs, VR and Panoramic. Both of these render types create a set of images like an animation, but instead of stitching them into a movie, they are instead stitched together to create an interactive rendering accessible from an HTML link. Understand the important use cases for Visualize’s interactive outputs Learn how to set-up your scene for generating VR & Panoramic outputs. Tell a deeper story with your 3D data with interactive outputs. Available in Visualize Professional.
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16 days ago
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Tell a deeper story with your CAD data and discover how easy it is to create camera animations within SOLIDWORKS Visualize. This lesson focuses on how to create and manipulate keyframes using our unique Animation Ribbon, a 3D representation for how your camera moves throughout your scene. Create a simple camera flyby with Auto-Keyframing enabled. Adjust the speed of the animation and location of keyframes by directly manipulating the Animation Ribbon. Utilize two viewports to get as much control as possible over the final animation path. Available in Visualize Professional.
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16 days ago
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The easiest way to describe your model or design is with a 360 degree spin, describing much more than a single still image. This lesson will show you how to easily create 360 degree spins with the click of a single button, and highlights advanced features like Motion Blur to further blur the line of ‘real or rendered.’ Add a Realtime Turntable to your project and then render Turntables with a single click. Introduce one-click camera rotations for 360 degree spins around your model. Learn how to use Rotation Animations for rotating parts like wheels, propellers, gears, etc. Discover the many benefits of in-camera Motion Blur to add that extra sense of realism to your images and animations. Available in Visualize Professional.
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16 days ago
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More than just still images, SOLIDWORKS Visualize has the capability to output videos of animations. Master the settings of the Animation Timeline to create animations for parts, models, cameras, appearances and more. Explore the Animation Timeline and its options. Understand how to add and manipulate keyframes in a couple different ways. Learn the Output Tools options to create videos from your Visualize animations. Available in Visualize Professional.
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16 days ago
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Configurations enable you to compare several different design directions, all within a single Visualize project. This lesson examines how to easily create configurations of varying appearances, camera settings, scenes, or part visibility to establish several design directions to make choosing the final solution much easier. Create multiple configurations for varying design directions. Use the Base Configuration to make changes to all existing Configurations. Render all configurations with a single button click. Available in Visualize Professional.
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17 days ago
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Learn about SOLIDWORKS Product Data Management (PDM) to help you get your design data under control and substantially improve the way your teams manage and collaborate on product development.
Learning Path
1 month ago
Understand how contacts can be used when analyzing the natural vibration of assembly structures. Analyze the mode shapes, which correspond to resonant frequencies, in an assembly. Test various contact conditions to analyze structure stiffness.
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1 month ago
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Insert annotations into existing drawing views, including custom notes, geometric tolerances, and blocks. Create annotations and symbols. Create blocks from geometry and notes. Save a block to a file. Insert a block into a drawing.
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1 month ago
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Revolve sketch profiles about an axis to add or remove material. Create sketches, with the proper entities, relations, and dimensions that facilitate revolved features. Understand some of the options for revolved features.
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1 month ago
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Contour selection options allow individual contours to be selected within a sketch. By making use of contour selection techniques, a single sketch can be used to produce multiple features. Use the Contour Select Tool to pre-select contours for a feature. Use the Selected Contours options for a feature to define areas of a sketch to use. Use a single sketch to generate multiple features. Understand the icons displayed when using selected contours and sharing sketches.
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1 month ago
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Use sketch relations and dimensions to fully define a sketch. Understand the status of a sketch, either under defined, fully defined, or over defined. Evaluate a sketch to determine why it is under defined.
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1 month ago
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Use sketch relations to fully define a sketch and capture design intent. Learn about automatic sketch relations and sketch relations that you add manually. Add relations between two lines to understand common sketch relations. Add relations between circles and arcs to observe additional sketch relations.
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1 month ago
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Use the ConfigurationManager to add configurations to an assembly and show two versions of its components. Also, explore the advanced options of configuration properties. Use the ConfigurationManager to add configurations to an assembly. Use the advanced options of the configuration properties to control new components and mates. Create two versions of the assembly to represent different available components.
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1 month ago
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Explode the various methods for moving and rotating components, including dragging, using the triad, and setting the options in the PropertyManager. Explore the options for detecting collisions between components. Calculate the minimum clearance distance between components. Move and rotate a component by dragging, using the triad, or using the options in the PropertyManager. Identify the clearance between options when moving components. Detect collisions between moving components and other components.
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1 month ago
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Create a named BOM, derived from a computed BOM. Modify and add new items into a table. Check the new named BOM into a vault. Compare to an original computed BOM.
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4 months ago
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Demonstrate how to copy all CAD and non-CAD files from one folder, into a new folder. Distinguish between the copied files and the original file. Demonstrate how to move one file into another file, while preserving their references.
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9 months ago
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Demonstrate how to clear the local cache for individual files as well as entire folders in a vault.
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9 months ago
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Demonstrate how to submit a document for approval. Sending through a workflow from the Under Change state to Change Pending Approval. Demonstrate how to send a notification to a specific approver with comments included. Log into the vault as an approver and demonstrate how to approve a document.
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9 months ago
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Learn the search functions found in the tool, which are not available in the Windows Explorer Integrated search. Modifying search favorites Exporting search results into MS Excel Search for users within a vault
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9 months ago
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Demonstrate how to create a search favorite related to finding documents are checked out by a certain user. Demonstrate how to let other users see the favorite search. Use the search favorite when logged in as another user.
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9 months ago
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Demonstrate how the use of the Complete Search tool. Quickly find files using the tabs on the interface. Discuss the content search function, using content indexing.
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9 months ago
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