Review additional resources available to SOLIDWORKS users and platform administrators. Access platform help topics. Connect to SOLIDWORKS specific communities. Explore resources provided in the SOLIDWORKS community wiki.
Explore and configure the platform settings for revision and lifecycle control. Understand revision naming rules. Examine the settings used to configure revision schemes. Review access rules for lifecycle and collaboration commands. Explore a SOLIDWORKS lifecycle scenario using the default revision scheme.
Improve system and graphical performance of drawings. Use lightweight models, large assembly mode, detached drawings, and more to reduce the required system resources. Use lightweight models and large assembly mode to improve performance. Open drawings without the model files in memory using detached drawings. Fix assembly interference issues to correct display issues.
Review the administrator roles and apps used to create a design environment for SOLIDWORKS users. Review the administrator dashboards and platform manager role. Add to a custom administrator dashboard. Create a User Group. Create a 3DSwym community and add members. Create and share a dashboard. Create a collaborative space and add members.
Create sheet formats and templates. Sheet formats specify the appearance of the drawing sheet, including sheet size, title block, and more. A drawing template is the starting point for all drawings, including drawing properties, pre-defined views, and more. Understand the difference between a sheet format and a drawing template. Create a custom drawing template. Customize and save a standard sheet format. Insert an OLE object, such as a logo, into the sheet format. Link annotations to custom properties of the drawing or the model referenced by the drawing.
Explore and configure the platform settings for content access rules and maturity. Understand the lifecycle of SOLIDWORKS content. Examine the settings to configure access to content. Add a transition to a maturity graph. Add a control rule to a transition.
Configure platform options and settings used for naming and numbering SOLIDWORKS platform content when saved. Turn on the platform Auto-name setting and understand its interaction with specific SOLIDWORKS Save options. Configure the platform Content Naming Rules used for naming SOLIDWORKS content. Understand and configure an Enterprise Item Number. Set an Enterprise Item Number in SOLIDWORKS. Map the SOLIDWORKS property ‘Engineering Partnumber’ to a SOLIDWORKS drawing title block.