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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.
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.
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.
Create balloons to relate items in a bill of materials table to the corresponding items in a drawing view. Use the Balloon, Auto Balloon, and Stacked Balloon tools to create balloons on the drawing. Align balloons using magnetic lines.
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.
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.
Calculate values in a bill of materials table using equations. Use various functions such as IF, AVERAGE, COUNT, and so on to calculate the data. Calculate the total cost by multiplying the unit cost times the quantity. Determine the sum of the costs of all of the components in an assembly.
Identify interfering components and adjust mates to repair the assembly for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Find the center of mass of an assembly relative to a coordinate system. Insert and mate a new component. Use the Interference Detection tool to identify interferences between components.
Modify configurations in the part for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Change the suppression state of features and adjust dimensions in specific configurations. Obtain the mass properties of the part.
Learn how to create a part for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Create bosses, cuts, holes, fillets, and chamfers. Apply material and determine the mass properties of the part.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Change the part for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam by removing features, adding features, and editing existing features. Remove, add, and edit features to change the part. Obtain the mass properties of the part.
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.
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.
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.
Understand the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional exam. Identify the benefits of becoming certified. Learn about some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification.