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.
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1 year ago
Create a cavity in mold blocks. Insert a molded part between two mold blocks. Account for shrinkage of the material when creating the cavity. Create an exploded view to show the mold blocks and the molded part.
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1 year ago
Understand the basics of additive manufacturing. Understand the differences between subtractive and additive manufacturing processes. Learn about the costs and capabilities of various 3D printing processes.
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4 months ago
Understand the differences between various 3D printing processes. Learn about the common 3D printing processes: Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) and Stereolithography (SLA). Learn about more advanced processes: Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Understand why some 3D printers are “open” or “closed” and why some machines are larger than others.
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4 months ago
Understand the materials used in 3D printing processes. Learn about the advantages of Polylactic Acid (PLA) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) materials that are used in FDM printers. Learn about the differences in the resins used SLA printers.
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4 months ago
Learn how to prepare a model before 3D printing. Understand how to orient the part for the best printing results. Understand the implication of infill, wall thickness, shrinkage, and more on part strength and material usage.
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4 months ago
Understand how export settings impact the quality of the 3D printed model. Learn about the different file types supported by todays 3D printers. Learn how to change file settings in SOLIDWORKS for better print results.
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4 months ago
Understand how to prepare a 3D printer to achieve the best results. Learn how to prepare the build plate to ensure correct part adhesion. Learn how to handle and load materials into the machine.
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4 months ago
Understand some steps you can take to ensure a successful 3D printing job. Learn ways to send a file to a 3D printer. Learn what to watch for when a print begins to make sure the part prints correctly. Learn different ways to monitor the machine while it is printing.
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4 months ago
Understand what to do when a 3D printing job is complete. Learn the safest ways to remove a part from the machine. Understand how to prepare the machine for future jobs.
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4 months ago
Learn how to put the finishing touches on a 3D printed part. Understand how to clean and finish parts. Learn how to assemble parts into one larger part. Understand how to cure parts after printing.
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4 months ago
Understand various software options for creating designs for use with 3D printers. Learn about the different tools that SOLIDWORKS offers to make 3D printing easy. Learn about Augmented Intelligence tools that can help design complicated parts. Learn about products like 3DXpert to assist in printing assemblies. Learn about new 3D printing technology.
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4 months ago
Use certification exams to measure your knowledge and competency with SOLIDWORKS software. Identify the three major levels of certification and the specialist exams. Navigate the certification page of the SOLIDWORKS web page. Learn how to create an account and purchase an exam.
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1 month ago
Install and use the testing software that you use to take any of the SOLIDWORKS certification exams. Download the Tester Pro Client software. Explore the user interface and critical aspects of the test taking experience.
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1 month ago
Navigate the SOLIDWORKS Certification Center to view your completed certificates, review exam results, and much more. Explore the tools available in the SOLIDWORKS Certification Center. Review user settings. Search for certified users and certified resellers and training centers.
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1 month ago
Redeem vouchers and coupons for taking certification exams. Use vouchers in the SOLIDWORKS Certification Center or in the tester software to access exams. Assign vouchers to other people including team members.
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1 month ago
Explore the assembly modeling portion of the CSWA exam. Review the techniques used to insert components and add mates to build the assembly in the sample CSWA exam. Review the sample CSWA exam.
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1 month ago
Understand the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Identify the benefits of becoming certified. Learn about some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification.
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1 month ago
Learn about the segments that make up the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Identify the three segments of the exam: Part Modeling, Configurations and Part Modifications, and Assembly Modeling. Understand that you can take each segment as many times as necessary, after a waiting period between attempts has elapsed.
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1 month ago
Understand the prerequisites of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Learn what you can do to best prepare for the CSWP exam. Identify the areas of the SOLIDWORKS software that you should study.
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1 month ago
Learn how to create a part for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Apply design intent to determine a strategy for creating the model. Use global variables linked to dimensions.
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1 month ago
Update the parameters that control the overall shape and size of the part for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Manual edit individual dimensions and globally change the values of variables. Rebuild the model to ensure that all features update correctly.
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1 month ago
Identify, add, and modify configurations in the part for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Modify configurations as indicated in the sample example. Obtain the mass properties of the part.
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1 month ago
Modify sketches and reorder features in the sample part provided for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Modify sketches to change the profile of an extruded boss. Reorder features while respecting parent/child relations. Obtain the mass properties of the part.
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1 month ago