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This module covers three technical summaries for using SOLIDWORKS MBD. For drafted parts: Create DimXpert Location dimensions between drafted surfaces by suppressing draft or using intersection geometry. For sheet metal: Use a separate configuration for the flat pattern of a sheet metal part. Use reference dimensions to dimension between sheet metal bend lines. For weldment structures: Use cut lists to display dimensions for structural members of weldment structures. Add 3D Notes to the weldment structure and apply weldment symbols.
Lesson
6 days ago
ENG
This module covers publishing and consuming 3D PDF and eDrawings files. Add custom properties and text fields. Publish a part to a 3D PDF. Publish an assembly to a 3D PDF and eDrawings. Resize DimXpert Annotations before publishing to a 3D PDF. Interrogate 3D PDFs and eDrawings.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Learn DimXpert in Assembly to define dimensions and tolerances for overall sizes and installation interfaces in assembly environment. All the existing DimXpert capabilities in part are supported in assembly. Use Auto Dimension Scheme define the installation hole spacing. Use Location and Size dimension tools to define hole sizes and assembly feature dimensions and tolerances. Apply manual basic dimensions. Select edges instead of faces for easier definition. Place dimensions per mouse move just like in 2D drawings or sketches. Update flag notes automatically. Display coordinate systems per feature control frames.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Learn more advanced 3D PDF capabilities to communicate 3D design intention clearly with downstream production who may not have SOLIDWORKS installed. Attach SOLIDWORKS or STEP files to 3D PDF using free Adobe Reader. Insert multiple sheets. Insert multiple viewports. Insert multiple tables. Display solid outline and illustration modes. Display flat-to-screen notes and tables. Attach files to 3D PDF using free Adobe Reader.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Split a straddle face into two faces along a parting line. Analyze the part with respect to the direction of pull of the mold to determine the best location for the parting line. Use ths Split Line tool to create the parting line.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Check for sharp edges, sliver faces, discontinuous geometry and more. This affords you the opportunity to fix these issues before finalizing a design. Check a model for insignificant geometry, sliver faces, sharp edges, and discontinuous geometry. Specify search criteria.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
JPN
Search for, manage and view exisiting reports created by SolidWorks Utilities. Export reports to a briefcase or delete reports. Search for, manage, and view SolidWorks Utilities reports. Export and delete reports.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
JPN
This module covers the 3D PDF Template Editor. Components include: Text types, BOM tables, Model Area, and the 3D PDF Views Thumbnail tab. For parts: Change the template logo. Map a custom property from Template Editor to SOLIDWORKS. For assemblies: Add existing Theme folder to the Publish to 3D PDF dialog. Publish and consume a 3D PDF and eDrawings files.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
This module covers 3D Views. For parts: Create Planar Section Views. Create Zonal Section Views. For assemblies: Capture multiple display states. Capture multiple configurations.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Learn to shorten, extend, or add corner treatments to weldment models using the Trim/Extend command. Learn to trim and extend structural members in a weldment model. Learn to optimize selections for trimming to minimize rebuild time and interference issues. Add corner treatments where two members meet in a weldment model.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
JPN
See how to import an assembly into SOLIDWORKS Treehouse, then make modifications to the assembly. Edit the custom properties, quantities, and suppression state of components in an assembly. Add a sub-assembly and parts to an assembly in SOLIDWORKS Treehouse. Open assemblies in SOLIDWORKS and review the modifications made in SOLIDWORKS Treehouse.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Learn how to optimize designs to reduce model weight by varying model dimensions. Apply parameters and constraints to optimize your design to meet goals. Learn how design studies are used with Simulation.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
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.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Use several direct editing techniques for working with imported geometry using surfacing tools. Explore the Delete Face tool, the Delete Hole command, and the Untrim Surface tool. Use the Delete Face tool to remove an unwanted imported geometry feature. Use Delete Hole and Untrim Surface to remove an unwanted imported geometry feature. Convert a surface body into a solid body using the Thicken command.
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7 days ago
ENG
DEU
JPN
Create a pipe coupling using the Routing Component Wizard. Create a fitting with the Routing Component Wizard. Select and create C-points and R-points. Use design tables to configure fittings. Save created fittings to the Design Library.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
DEU
JPN
Create, edit and save custom routing assembly templates using an existing routing assembly template. Create and save a custom routing assembly template. Specify different drafting standards, units, and other document properties as the defaults that will be used when you create a new route with the custom template.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
DEU
JPN
Use minimal sketch geometry to create rib features that reinforce thin walled parts. Understand the various options for creating a Rib feature. Use simple and complex sketches to create rib features.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Hollow out solid bodies using the Shell feature. Apply different wall thicknesses to selected faces. Select multiple faces to be removed in the shelling operation. Understand how the shelling operation affects filleted and rounded edges.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Add draft to cast and molded parts. Understand the various types of draft features you can create. Perform Draft Analysis to determine which faces need draft added to them.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
Create rounded or beveled edges using fillets or chamfers, respectively. Understand general filleting rules to facilitate better modeling practices. Create and understand some of the options for constant radius fillets. Create and understand some of the options for chamfer features.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
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.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
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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7 days ago
ENG
DEU
JPN
Create and use hole tables and general tables to display different types of data, such as alternate part configurations, on a drawing. Create a hole table to display hole sizes and locations on a drawing. Use a general table to display any custom data. Resize and edit existing tables.
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7 days ago
ENG
DEU
JPN
Improve system and graphical performance of drawings. Use lightweight models, large assembly mode, detached drawings, and more to reduce the required system resources. Use lightweight models and large assembly mode to improve performance. Open drawings without the model files in memory using detached drawings. Fix assembly interference issues to correct display issues.
Lesson
7 days ago
ENG
DEU
JPN