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Mate tools in assemblies allow for convenient and intuitive assembly of components with intelligent assumption and repetitive options. Automate mates while adding a component to an assembly use Smart Mates to mate existing components use Smart Mates with circular edges to generate multiple mates simultaneously create multiple mates to a common reference using multi-mate mode in the Mate command explore different techniques to edit mate features Use the Copy with Mates command to create new instances of components along with their mates some mate references for the copied mates are repeated some of the copied mates require new mate references
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3 years ago
Learn some of the basics of SOLIDWORKS assemblies. Build an assembly by adding and mating existing components. Constrain components in an assembly using standard mates such as coincident mates, concentric mates, and more. Model parts in the context of an assembly.
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3 years ago
Learn some of the basics of SOLIDWORKS drawings. Explore an introduction to drawings and detailing (dimensioning). Derive drawing views from existing drawing views. Create multiple types of section views in a drawing. Create annotations and blocks in a drawing. Add and modify dimensions in a drawing. Create sheet formats and templates to promote drawing consistency. Add general tables and hole tables to drawings.
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3 years ago
Learn about tools to help you move components, explode, and build assemblies. Move and rotate components, detect collisions, and check clearance. Use tools to detect potential issues within an assembly. Use the Exploded View command with an assembly model. Physical dynamics allow components to interact while moving. Automatically add fasteners to an assembly. Monitor specific properties of a model using sensors. Use global variables and equations to control dimensions in assemblies.
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3 years ago
Patterns repeat selected features, faces, or bodies in an array. Create copies of features in one or two linear directions. Create copies of features in one or two circular directions. Mirror features or bodies about a plane or planar face. Explore sketch driven, table driven, curve driven and fill patterns.
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3 years ago
Examine aspects of drawings that relate to the drawings of assemblies. Create drawing views of assemblies. Create and modify BOM tables in an assembly drawing. Link notes to dimensions and custom properties. Improve system and graphical performance of drawings.
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3 years ago
SOLIDWORKS Utilities is a set of tools that lets you examine in detail the geometry of a solid model, and make comparisons to other models. Find and modify or suppress features. Analyze a model for potential topography problems. Select any type of model element. Manage and search for reports created by SolidWorks Utilities. Verify the symmetry of a model.
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3 years ago
SOLIDWORKS Utilities is a set of tools that lets you examine in detail the geometry of a solid model, and make comparisons to other models. Compare two similar bill of materials (BOMs). Find and replace text in drawing annotations. Identify the feature differences between two similar parts. Identify the geometry differences between two similar parts. Copy feature properties to other features.
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3 years ago
Review these practice exams to prepare for the CSWA exam. Explore the part modeling portion of the CSWA exam. Explore the assembly modeling portion of the CSWA exam.
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2 years ago
Learn about tools to help you trim, dimension, copy, and re-use sketches. Trim sketch entities to remove unwanted geometry. Add dimensions with the Smart Dimension tool. Convert and offset sketch entities to create parametric sketch entities. Mirror entities in a sketch during, or after, creation of the entities. Use a sketch more than once using by deriving and copying the sketch.
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3 years ago
Review the questions from the sample exam to prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Model a part for one portion of the CSWP sample exam. Modify the part for another portion of the CSWP sample exam. Create an assembly for the final portion of the CSWP sample exam.
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3 months ago
Learn about tools to help you create and flatten sheet metal parts. Explore an introduction to the design of sheet metal parts. Understand, use, and customize various sheet metal properties. Add edge flanges to sheet metal parts. Add miter flanges to sheet metal parts. Create folded hems on sheet metal parts to strengthen parts and eliminate sharp edges. Offset an existing flange with the jog feature. Create cuts on sheet metal parts. Explore flat pattern options and create drawing for a flat pattern.
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3 years ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about sketching, features, equations, mass properties, assemblies, mates, and other topics for the CSWP exam.
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2 years ago
Learn how to access and navigate the SOLIDWORKS Certification Center for taking certification exams. Use certification exams to measure your knowledge and competency with SOLIDWORKS software. Install and use the testing software that you use to take any of the SOLIDWORKS certification exams. Navigate the SOLIDWORKS Certification Center to view your completed certificates, review exam results, and much more. Redeem vouchers and coupons for taking certification exams.
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2 years ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the CSWPA – Mold Tools exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about draft, core, cavity, shut-off surfaces, parting lines, and other topics for the CSWPA – Mold Tools exam. Review the questions from the sample exam.
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2 years ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the CSWA exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about sketching, basic features, mass properties, assemblies, reference geometry, drawings, and other topics for the CSWA exam.
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2 years ago
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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5 months ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about advanced features, top-down assembly design, modifying imported parts, multibody parts, and other topics for the CSWE exam.
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2 years ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the CSWPA – Weldments exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about structural members, gussets, end caps, fillet and weld beads, and other topics for the CSWPA –Weldments exam. Review the questions from the sample exam.
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2 years ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the CSWPA – Drawing Tools exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about drawing views, dimensions, annotations, and BOMs and other tables, and other topics for the CSWPA – Drawing Tools exam. Review the questions from the sample exam.
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2 years ago
Learn some of the basics of sketching in SOLIDWORKS. Understand the difference between starting a sketch on a plane or planar face. Use sketch relations to fully define a sketch and capture design intent. Use automatic sketch relations to capture design intent as you sketch a profile. Use sketch relations and dimensions to fully define a sketch. Learn the basics of 3D sketching. Discover ways to utilize a sketch with multiple contours.
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2 years ago
Review these learning modules to prepare for the CSWPA – Surfacing exam. Understand the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you must review prior to taking the exam. Learn about blending, extending, trimming, and deleting faces, boundary surfaces, and other topics for the CSWPA –Surfacing exam. Review the questions from the sample exam.
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2 years ago
Learn some of the basics of modeling parts in SOLIDWORKS. Understand the importance of picking the correct sketch plane for starting a part. Review the various end condition options for extruded features. Create global variables and equations to control dimension values. Use configurations to represent versions of a part. Use design tables to configure dimensions and features. Edit a part by reordering features and editing sketches. Analyze and repair sketch-related errors. Add materials to parts for calculations of mass properties, for use with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and to modify the appearance of the part. Evaluate the size, weight, and more of a model using the measure and mass properties tools.
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2 years ago
Learn about some of the sketch entities available in SOLIDWORKS. Create lines and centerlines as entities in a sketch. Create rectangles as entities in a sketch. Create circles and arcs as entities in a sketch. Create ellipses and slots as entities in a sketch. Create fillets and chamfers in a sketch. Sketch and control splines.
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2 years ago