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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the basics of creating animations in SOLIDWORKS. Explore the concepts of working with animations. Create and animate a spring. Create and animate a cable winding off a reel. Animate an assembly from a first-person perspective.
Learn about some of the basic features used in parts in SOLIDWORKS. Extend sketch profiles to create extruded bosses to add material and extruded cuts to remove material. Revolve sketch profiles about an axis to add or remove material. Create rounded or beveled edges using fillets or chamfers, respectively. Create standard-sized holes with the Hole Wizard feature. Move a sketch profile along a path to create a swept feature.
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.
Learn some tools that help you select components and entities. Explore component selection techniques in an assembly Use assembly envelopes as reference components and selection
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.