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Review these learning modules to prepare for the CSWPA – Sheet Metal exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about base flange, edge flange, sketched bend, closed corners, and other topics for the CSWPA – Sheet Metal exam. Review the questions from the sample exam.
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13 days ago
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.
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16 days ago
Design and market products better by turning imagination into reality through impactful content and experiences. SOLIDWORKS Visualize enables anyone to create professional, photo-quality images, animations, and other 3D content in the fastest and easiest way possible. Understand the import process and setup the Visualize project. Master the user interface and commonly used features. Utilize the easy 5-step Easy Mode process to import, paint, light, adjust and take photos of your 3D data. Organize your project using the Scene Tree. Create, adjust, and add new appearances. Add texture maps and learn how to manipulate them. Add, move, and modify decals in your project. Manage the environments, lights, and backplates. Use preset camera filters or create custom camera settings. Create photo-quality content with the image and video output options in SOLIDWORKS Visualize. Compare several design directions in a single Visualize project using configurations. Create two types of interactive outputs: VR and Panoramic. Explore the basics of animations within Visualize. Create a 360 degree spin animation. Move cameras throughout your scene to create camera animations. Stack up render job to be completed at a later time.
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10 months ago
Learn about some of the tools that you can use with sheet metal parts in SOLIDWORKS. Convert imported geometry into sheet metal features to edit and flatten part. Create a swept flange and review the related options. Create a sheet metal part by lofting between sketch profiles. Multibody sheet metal part design allows the creation of multiple sheet metal bodies of potentially different materials within one part file. Create a sheet metal feature in a weldments part. Export sheet metal bodies to .dxf or .dwg files. Forming tools are used to bend, stretch, or otherwise form sheet metal. Explore and create gauge tables and bend tables that are specific to sheet metal parts.
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11 months ago
Learn about SOLIDWORKS Simulation; a powerful and intuitive structural analysis tool for product engineers. With the eLearning modules: Discover the SOLIDWORKS Simulation product suite. Get started with an introduction of the Simulation user interface and walk through the setup process. Learn how to test an assembly with contact, bolts and remote loads. Go further with assembly testing with contact hierarchy, pin connectors and spring connectors definition. Learn how shells are used to model thin structures. Understand the concept of mesh convergence by seeing how the size of elements affects stresses, strains and displacements. Learn how to optimize designs to reduce model weight by varying model dimensions. Analyze natural frequencies and modes of assembly structures. Discover how to analyze a structure under repeated loading conditions using the Fatigue module. Learn how to combine loads in different configurations using the Load Case Manager. Test thermal behavior of your product while considering radiation, conduction and convection. Discover how to analyze a portion of a larger assembly to save time and to get more accurate results using submodeling.
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1 year ago
Learn about SOLIDWORKS MBD. Start with an overview of SOLIDWORKS MBD. Obtain an introduction to the DimXpert tools. Learn advanced DimXpert techniques to organize Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). Use DimXpert in assemblies. Use Auto Dimension Scheme. Define a model in 3D using PMI tools. Use annotation views to organize PMI. Create 3D views in parts and assemblies. Understand the 3D PDF template editor. Publish and consume 3D PDFs and eDrawings files. Learn more advanced 3D PDF capabilities. Review three studies for using SOLIDWORKS MBD.
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1 year ago
The lessons in this learning module provide a quick introduction to parts, assemblies, and drawings in SOLIDWORKS. Interrogate a part using rollback to understand how it was created. Change the sequence of features and edit features, sketches, and sketch planes. 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.
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1 year ago
Learn about FloXpress to calculate how fluid flows through models. Discover FloXpress to perform a first pass fluid flow analysis on a model using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Learn how to set up the CFD analysis in FloXpress. Generate and interpret the results of the CFD analysis using FloXpress.
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1 year ago
Learn about DriveWorksXpress to automate your design process. Discover DriveWorksXpress and see how to automate the design process. Capture the dimensions, features, custom properties, and configurations to drive the customized output model. Use the form panel to create data entry fields where you can input numeric or text fields to drive the captured items. Use the rules panel to link the captured models to the forms you created for data entry.
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1 year ago
Learn about tools to help you control appearances, use configurations, and more in assemblies. Mirror assembly components about a plane or planar face. Control visual properties with display states. Apply a color, texture, etc to a component, face, feature, body, or part. Display, sort, and select assembly components by property. Use configurations to represent versions of an assembly. Use design tables to configure components and mates. Use a SpeedPak configuration to improve performance. Use assembly envelopes as reference components and selection tools. Layout-based assembly design creates full assemblies based on sketch blocks.
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1 year ago
Learn about the basics of using routing in SOLIDWORKS to model a path of tubes between components. Create pipes, tube and electrical cables with routing. Create orthogonal tube routes between existing components with standard fittings. Create and edit flexible tubing routes between existing components. Create tube drawings with appropriate annotations.
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1 year ago
Learn additional tools for using routing in SOLIDWORKS to model a path of pipes between components. Edit route geometry and fittings. Create a route at a certain distance from an existing surface. Create custom routing assembly template. Create and use custom route specification templates. Create a new fitting using the Routing Component Wizard. Learn to import Piping and Instrumentation Diagram files.
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1 year ago
Learn about the basics of using routing in SOLIDWORKS to model a path of pipes between components. Create pipes, tube and electrical cables with routing. Automatically generate piping route geometry. Manually create a 3D-sketched route to define a piping run. Add and orient in-line pipe fittings. Add a junction point to a route using the Split Route Tool. Create piping drawings from piping assemblies.
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1 year ago
Learn about the basics of using routing in SOLIDWORKS to model a path of electrical cables between components. Learn the process of starting an electrical route. Insert and use clips to guide a route. Create 2D route drawings from 3D electrical route assemblies. Route flattening develops 2D route drawings from 3D assemblies. Import data into an electrical route subassembly using From-To Lists. Learn to create a rigid conduit and wiring route.
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1 year ago
Use multibody tools to facilitate part design in SOLIDWORKS. Use the Combine tool to combine solid body volumes. Design a part by modeling the core and pattern tooling. Separate features into separate bodies to create desired fillets. Create an exploded view of a multibody part. Model internal cuts as solid features, then subtract. Multibody sheet metal part design allows the creation of multiple sheet metal bodies of potentially different materials within one part file.
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1 year ago
Learn about the mold design tools in SOLIDWORKS. Explore an introduction to the design of weldment parts. Create a cut list to organize the bodies in a weldment part. Analyze part thicknesses to identify possible flaws. Identify undercut areas on molded parts. Create a parting line feature on a part. Use shut-off surfaces to close open molding areas. Create parting surfaces using parting lines. Create interlock surfaces on molds and assemblies of molds. Use core command to create side cores for molds with trapped areas.
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1 year ago
Learn about some of the tools that you can use with weldments in SOLIDWORKS parts. Learn to create structural members for a weldment model. Explore complex trimming and extending of weldment models. Learn to use a grid system as reference geometry. Detail a weldments drawing using functions specific to weldments. Create a sheet metal feature in a weldments part.
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1 year ago
Learn about the basics of using weldments in SOLIDWORKS parts. Explore an introduction to the design of weldment parts. Create a cut list to organize the bodies in a weldment part. Create fillet beads and weld beads in a part. Structural member features in weldment models make use of structural member profiles to generate the bodies of the part.
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1 year ago
Learn about SimulationXpress to perform first pass stress analysis of parts. Explore SimulationXpress to perform stress analysis of parts. Walkthrough of the steps needed for analysis of parts. Use SimulationXpress to adjust mesh, run, interpret, and save a simulation. Optimize a model dimension based on analyses result.
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1 year ago
Learn about SOLIDWORKS Costing to calculate manufacturing costs for some parts. Use the Costing tool to help determine the cost of machined parts. Use the Costing tool to determine the cost of sheet metal parts.
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1 year ago
Learn about reference geometry, including planes, points, and curves. Create planes based on existing planes or model geometry. Create points, axes, and coordinate systems to aid in the creation of features and helps with the use of measurement tools. Project a sketch onto a sketch or face to create a 3D curve. Create 2D or 3D sketches where faces of a model intersect. Create a curve through a set of X, Y, and Z locations relative to the origin. Create a curve defined by a mathematical equation. Model a spring using a variable pitch helix as the path for a sweep.
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1 year ago
Learn about sweep features and the various options for controlling those features. Move a sketch profile along a path to create a swept feature. Learn the best practices for creating sweep profile sketches. Control the orientation and twist of the sweep profile along the path. Control the twist of the profile along the path of a sweep. Model a spring using a variable pitch helix as the path for a sweep.
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1 year ago
Learn about using surfaces in SOLIDWORKS. Explore the concepts of working with surfaces. Create a thin-walled model using a variety of surfacing techniques. Create complex blends at the intersections of surfaces. Blend between faces of a model using surface features. Use surface tools to repair geometry imported from other CAD software. Edit imported geometry using surfacing tools. Use the Freeform feature to create and adjust organic shapes. Discover the tools available for evaluating part geometry.
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1 year ago
Learn about the various types of fillet features that can be used to round edges and corners. Create constant radius fillets along selected edges. Use variable radius fillets to vary the radius along a selected edge. Create and explore the options for face fillets. Use setback fillets to blend vertices where edges meet. Separate features into separate bodies to create desired fillets. Blend between faces of a model using surface features. Use options to control geometry in a constant radius fillet.
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1 year ago