Learn how the 3DEXPERIENCE applications can export sketches and geometry as 3DXML files which capture sketch relations for easy communication with SOLIDWORKS. Collaborate directly with SOLIDWORKS Keep sketch relations between the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform and SOLIDWORKS by using 3DXML files.
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2 years ago
ENG
This video focuses on the process for movement and motion analysis using SOLIDWORKS Conceptual Design. Create basic linkages quickly and easily. Add motors and linear actuators to drive your mechanisms. Setup contact to simulate physical dynamics.
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2 years ago
ENG
This module shows some of the Concept Sketch tools available in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design. Draw up designs with the fluidity of pencil and paper sketches. Edit Concept Sketch geometry using erase and delete functionality. Convert concept sketches to useable sketch geometry with the Convert tool. Merge sketch entities together using the blend tool.
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2 years ago
ENG
Learn how Concept Sketching in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design can be used to sketch directly onto a curved surface. Sketch directly onto a curved surface. Use the curved sketch to extrude or cut. Edit the original surface and watch the surface sketch and features update.
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2 years ago
ENG
Learn how to edit free form, sub divisional surface shapes by using the robot in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual. Edit surfaces by using the robot to translate, rotate, and scale faces, edges and vertices. Manipulate the location of the robot with simple drag and drop functionality.
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2 years ago
ENG
Discover how selections work in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Conceptual. Select groups of faces, edges or vertices using intuitive tools and keyboard shortcuts. Use the control button to manually group individual faces, edges or vertices. Activate the group select tools to save time while making selections.
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2 years ago
ENG
This module shows some of the basics associated with creating simple freeform shapes. Start with a predetermined shape and edit the shape during and after placement. Create 2D primitives based off of sketches and predetermined shapes. Use sketches to make 3D primates using the revolve command.
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2 years ago
ENG
Learn how the Freeform Extrude feature can be used to manipulate an existing primitive by pushing and pulling surfaces. Add material by selecting faces that you want to extend outward. Remove material by selecting opposite faces. Create a bridge between two normal faces.
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2 years ago
ENG
This video features the Insert Loops and Subdivide Faces commands. These tools allow a sub divisional surface model to be further subdivided for geometry refinement. Use the Insert Loops command to divide a loop of faces with one division or multiple divisions. Refine a surface locally with the Subdivide Face command.
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2 years ago
ENG
Learn how to add a sharp crease to a freeform surface using the Crease command. Create sharp corners using the Crease command. Control the crease level using the slider bar.
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2 years ago
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Discover how the Delete Entities and Fill Edges tools can be used to swap between surface and solid bodies. Delete edges and faces to remove instances of geometry on a model. Use the Fill Edges command to grab the outer edges of a surface to form a solid.
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2 years ago
ENG
In this video, the Arc Bend and Cut Plane tools are featured. These tools allow for fast and easy manipulation of the geometry. Bend selected entities about an axis using the Arc Bend tool. Cut a sub divisional surface model across a plane using the Cut by Plane tool.
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2 years ago
ENG
This video shows off some of the capabilities of working with multiple bodies in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design. Combine bodies using Boolean commands. Edit bodies before and after Boolean operations.
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2 years ago
ENG
Learn how to combine freeform surfaces with conventional surfaces using patch functionality. Create conventional surfaces and combine them with freeform surfaces. Use the Trim Surfaces command to cut unwanted surfaces.
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2 years ago
ENG
Discover how to create simple freeform, sub divisional shapes using SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design. Create and place free form sub divisional surface shapes into the graphics area. Edit the size and basic dimensions of the free form shape.
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2 years ago
ENG
Learn how the Alignment Tools can be used to adjust the orientation of faces, edges and vertices using a variety of methods. Align a selection using draw and straight line commands in order to reorient components of geometry. Straighten curved geometry using the Align Mesh Points tool.
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2 years ago
ENG
Being able to incorporate SOLIDWORKS Composer files into a Word document or a PDF gives more flexibility to share information with manufacturers and assemblers. Even if a user doesn’t have SOLIDWORKS Composer downloaded on their machine, incorporating an SMG file into a Word document or a PDF can be a way to communicate efficiently using Composer files. In this lesson, you will see how to link SOLIDWORKS Composer file into a Word Document and a PDF as well as show how different configurations can be loaded in the same document.
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7 months ago
ENG
The Digger tool is a patented technology in SOLIDWORKS Composer that allows you to zoom into a part, create detail views and fade away actors in order to see internal components or mechanisms. Using the Digger tool allows users to easily create detail views of interior components of an assembly without having to manually hide actors in the assembly. Additionally, this tool helps give a better understanding of actors and assemblies with its ability to zoom into any specific portion of a part or assembly. In this lesson, you'll see how the Digger tool can be used to create multiple detail views of both the exterior and some interior areas of an assembly.
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7 months ago
ENG
Since vector graphics scale without distorting the image, they are very useful when trying to insert images into other documents, such as a PDF or a Word doc. Vector images also allow for a clean professional look for marketing purposes. In this lesson, you'll see detail views added to this exploded view and create a vector image of both of them.
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7 months ago
ENG
Exploded views can be created in SOLIDWORKS Composer and are incredibly helpful when trying to show all the components used in an assembly, or for showing how to assemble, disassemble, or repair the assembly. Exploded views can also be used for other purposes such as showing off a design by a marketing team. In this lesson, an exploded view and detailing the individual components will be shown by adding labels to each part in the assembly.
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7 months ago
ENG
It is common practice to update parts and assemblies, but in a SOLIDWORKS Composer file, it is difficult to make substantial design changes since it is not a native SOLIDWORKS CAD software. However, it is simple to update SOLIDWORKS Composer actors and assemblies. All you have to do is select the components, and then choose “Update”. This relieves the headache of needing to update everything externally in SOLIDWORKS. In this lesson, individual actors as well as the whole assembly will be updated to show the updating capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Composer.
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7 months ago
ENG
Use selection tools to select one or more components in an assembly. Selection tools simplify the selection of components with similar properties or components in proximity to one another. Select components by dragging a box. Select components using a volume. Isolate components. Select components using conditions such as hidden, mated, or internal.
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4 months ago
ENG
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Model parts in the context of an assembly, using references to other components to complete the design. The design intent for new parts (sizes of features, placement of components in the assembly, etc.) comes from other components in the assembly. Build a virtual part in the context of an assembly by employing Top-Down assembly modeling techniques. Create features in the assembly context by referencing geometry in mating parts. Understand InPlace mates and external references. Identify external references in the FeatureManager design tree.
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4 months ago
ENG
JPN
Discover DFMXpress and see how to check the manufacturability of parts for certain manufacturing processes. Set up geometric rule parameters for each type of part. Identify features that may inhibit a part's ability to be manufactured. Review machined, sheet metal, and molded parts.
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4 months ago
ENG