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.
Lesson
15 days 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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15 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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15 days ago
ENG
Add gussets to increase the strength and stability of welded models. Understand the options for gusset features including the profile shape, thickness, and so on. Add a gusset between two structural members.
Lesson
19 days ago
ENG
A structural member profile is a cross-section of a beam, tube, channel, or other structural member type. Sweeping this profile along segments of a layout sketch creates the structural member\'s geometry. There are full collections of profiles and sizes available for download, and it is also possible to create customized profiles. Learn how to access the additional content for standard structural member profile sizes. Create a custom weldment profile by saving a sketch as a Library Feature Part. Use the Structural Member command to create a structural member from a structural member profile. Use the Locate Profile option to choose a sketch point for aligning a structural member.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Detail a weldments model using a cut list table and import weld information from the model into a drawing view. Add and modify a cut list table. Import weld information from a model into a drawing view.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Create a cut list to organize the bodies in a weldment part. Add custom properties to the components of a weldment structure so the propertie appear in the cut list. Similar to a BOM in an assembly, the cut list provides details of the weldment members. Create and edit a cut list. Edit custom properties. Edit the material of the bodies in a weldment part.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
The Design Library contains a number of sample forming tools, including embosses, extruded flanges, lances, louvers, and ribs. Learn to use these standard tools, as well as to create your own simple custom tools, to meet design needs. Drag and drop standard forming tools from the Design Library to form a sheet metal part. Edit a standard forming tool, customizing it to meet individual design needs. Set the stopping face and faces to remove within a part to be used as a custom forming tool.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Import parts into SOLIDWORKS, then use the rip feature to create thin cuts in sheet metal geometry between adjacent flanges. Insert bends to convert the model to a sheet metal part to flatten and further edit the part. Import other file types into SOLIDWORKS. Use rip feature to create thin cuts. Add bends to part to convert part to sheet metal.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Route flattening and detailing functionality creates 2D route drawings from 3D electrical route assemblies. There are 2 methods to do this, annotation and manufacturing. The manufacturing style is discussed in this module lesson. Adjust curvature and orientation of flattened wiring routes. Flatten wiring routes.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Create and edit rigid conduit and wiring routes to connect two electrical receptacle boxes. Understand that the center line of conduit defines the electrical conduit route. Understand that electrical routing components require hybrid components containing CPoints. Use the Auto Route feature to generate route lines. Edit existing route to add desired components.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Create flexible tubing routes between existing components in an assembly. Edit tubing routes to accomodate tubing clips and cylindrical envelopes. Use the Repair Route command and the Re-route Spline option to resolve any errors. Create flexible tube routes. Edit routes using tubing clips and envelopes.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Make changes to route geometry using 3D sketches. Edit routes by deleting, trimming, and adding sketch geometry. Delete existing fittings and add replacements fittings. Edit existing routes. Delete existing fittings. Add replacement fittings.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Edit a pipe route relative to the pipe\'s geometry (either centerline or external surface). Coverings can also be added to pipes. Create a route relative to an existing surface. Add coverings to pipes. Change where dimensions are assigned relative to the pipe (centerline or external surface).
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Use the Split Route tool to add junction points to existing routes. Create geometry at the J-point to orient an in-line fitting. Use the Split Route tool to add a junction point to an existing route. Create 3D geometry at a junction point. Use 3D geometry to orient an in-line fitting.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Create a pipe coupling using the Routing Component Wizard. Create a fitting with the Routing Component Wizard. Select and create C-points and R-points. Use design tables to configure fittings. Save created fittings to the Design Library.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
Create and use a custom route specification template using the Routing Library Manager. Specify size and schedule of pipe segments. Select pipes and elbows from the Piping and Tubing Database. Insert route components with route specification templates.
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19 days ago
ENG
JPN
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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19 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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19 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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19 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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19 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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19 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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19 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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19 days ago
ENG