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Catalog of lessons and learning paths
The goal of this course is to teach you how to create animations using SOLIDWORKS assemblies. Animations are used to show how something works by adding motion and enhance the assembly appearance with visual effects.
eCourse
3 months ago
ENG
The goal of this course is to teach you to create sheet metal parts, flat patterns and drawings in SOLIDWORKS. Sheet metal design functions and techniques are useful for creating sheet metal parts to enclose or house product designs.
eCourse
3 months ago
ENG
The goal of this course is to teach you the fundamental skills and concepts of routing including how to create piping, tubing, electrical ducting, cable tray, and HVAC routes.
eCourse
3 months ago
ENG
The goal of this course is to introduce you to the SOLIDWORKS Application Programming Interface (API). The API is used to automate redundant and lengthy design tasks using SOLIDWORKS software and to create completed engineering applications that can run both inside and outside of the SOLIDWORKS application.
eCourse
3 months ago
ENG
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
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
2 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.
Learning Path
2 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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
1 month 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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
1 year 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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
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.
Learning Path
1 year ago
The goal of this course is to teach you to create Weldment parts and drawings in SOLIDWORKS. Weldment functions are designed for modeling structural members and are especially useful for creating frames and woodworking projects.
eCourse
3 months ago
ENG