Create ellipses and slots as entities in a sketch. Learn about the variety of tools you can use to create ellipses and slots. Understand when you might choose the different ellipse and slot tools based on points in the center or along the perimeter of the ellipse or slot.
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1 day ago
ENG
Create lines and centerlines as entities in a sketch. Understand the options for creating lines in a sketch. Draw lines that are vertical, horizontal, or at a specified angle. Use centerlines for relations and dimensions to facilitate the creation of model geometry.
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19 days ago
ENG
Create rectangles as entities in a sketch. Learn about the variety of tools you can use to create rectangles. Understand when you might choose the different rectangle tools based on the center and corners of the rectangle.
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19 days ago
ENG
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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19 days ago
ENG
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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23 days ago
ENG
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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23 days ago
ENG
Evaluate the size, weight, and more of a model using the measure and mass properties tools. Understand how the material and coordinate system of a part affect its mass properties. Measure between points and circles to determine the size of a part.
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23 days ago
ENG
Add materials to parts for calculations of mass properties, for use with SOLIDWORKS Simulation, and to modify the appearance of the part. Define the material for a part. Add a custom material to a part. Use configurations to assign different materials to a part.
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23 days ago
ENG
Create points, axes, and coordinate systems to aid in the creation of features and helps with the use of measurement tools. Explore the options to create reference points, axes, and coordinate systems based on one or more model entities.
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23 days ago
ENG
Use standard mates to constrain the degrees of freedom of components relative to other components or reference geometry such as planes or axes. Learn about standard mate types such as coincident, concentric, and more. Understand how selected entities such as faces, edges, vertices, planes, or axes determines the available mate types.
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23 days ago
ENG
Use automatic sketch relations to capture design intent as you sketch a profile. Identify the icons that appear on the cursor to signify automatic sketch relations. Create a sketch profile and add automatic sketch relations as you sketch.
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23 days ago
ENG
Create circles and arcs as entities in a sketch. Learn about the variety of tools you can use to create circles and arc. Understand when you might choose the different circle and arc tools based on points in the center or along the perimeter of the circle or arc.
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23 days ago
ENG
Understand the difference between starting a sketch on a plane or planar face. Create the first 2D sketch profile on a reference plane. Create additional 2D sketch profiles on planar model faces of the part.
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23 days ago
ENG
Review the various end condition options for extruded features. Examine the end conditions defined by distance from the sketch: Blind, Through All, and Midplane. Examine the end conditions defined by existing 3D geometry: Up to Next, Up to Vertex, Up to Surface, Offset from Surface, and Up to Body. Identify geometry differences based on the selected end condition.
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23 days ago
ENG
Understand the importance of picking the correct sketch plane for starting a part. Choose the starting feature and starting sketch plane for a part. Understand how the choice of a starting sketch plane can affect the drawing.
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23 days ago
ENG
Create rounded or beveled edges using fillets or chamfers, respectively. Understand general filleting rules to facilitate better modeling practices. Create and understand some of the options for constant radius fillets. Create and understand some of the options for chamfer features.
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23 days ago
ENG
Move a sketch profile along a path to create a swept feature. Use sketch relations to create a sketch path relative to other sketches in the part. Understand some of the basic options for swept features.
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23 days ago
ENG
Revolve sketch profiles about an axis to add or remove material. Create sketches, with the proper entities, relations, and dimensions that facilitate revolved features. Understand some of the options for revolved features.
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23 days ago
ENG
Insert driving dimensions into a sketch using the versatile Smart Dimension tool. With a single tool, you can create radial dimensions for arc, linear dimensions between two points, and more. The dimension that appears depends on the entities you select. Insert linear, angular, radial, and other dimensions. Modify dimensions. Move and reattach dimensions.
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23 days ago
ENG
JPN
Lock the focus on a drawing view so it remains active while you work within that view. Add sketch entities and annotations to a view that has the focus locked on it.
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23 days ago
ENG
Learn about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldments exam. Understand some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification. Review some of the questions from the sample exam.
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23 days ago
ENG
Learn about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal exam. Understand some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification. Review some of the questions from the sample exam.
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23 days ago
ENG
Learn about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools exam. Understand some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification. Review some of the questions from the sample exam.
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23 days ago
ENG
Create the first part for the assembly portion of the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Create a part for the assembly using the views and dimensions on a drawing. Obtain the center of mass of the part based on a reference coordinate system.
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23 days ago
ENG