Create a spring using a sweep feature defined in the context of an assembly. Then, animate the spring by adding a linear motor in MotionManager. Create an animation. Model a spring using an in-context sweep. Add a linear motor to stretch and compress the spring. Understand the impact of rebuild errors on animations.
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1 hour ago
Extend sketch profiles to create extruded bosses to add material and extruded cuts to remove material. Use sketch relations and dimensions to define sketch profiles. Understand some of the options for extruded features. Add material with an extruded boss and remove material with an extruded cut.
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4 months ago
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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4 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago
Add each of the six mechanical mate types to control the degrees of freedom of components when designing mechanisms. Mate a cylinder, plane, or point to a series of tangent faces with a cam follower mate. Limit the rotational movement between two components with a hinge mate. Move one component linearly to move another component rotationally with a rack and pinion mate. Add a pitch relation between the rotation of one component and the translation of another with a screw mate. Rotate two components relative to one another with a gear mate or a universal joint mate.
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6 months ago
Model parts in the context of an assembly, using references to other components to complete the design. The design intent for new parts (sizes of features, placement of components in the assembly, etc.) comes from other components in the assembly. Build a virtual part in the context of an assembly by employing Top-Down assembly modeling techniques. Create features in the assembly context by referencing geometry in mating parts. Understand InPlace mates and external references. Identify external references in the FeatureManager design tree.
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6 months ago
Create a weldment frame from a series of layout sketches. The weldment environment uses standard weldment profiles to define the type of structural members in the weldment. Members of the same type and size are created in one feature. Create a weldment frame. Insert structural members. Relocate the profile sketch. Change corner treatments.
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6 months ago
Add end caps to close openings at the ends of structural members. Create an end cap in a weldment part file. Set the offset values and shape of the end cap.
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6 months ago
Explore the Edge Flange feature, including edge selection, bend direction, and other pertinent options. Create an edge flange. Learn and understand the different options for edge flange.
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6 months ago
Bend a sheet metal part by using a line sketched on a flat portion of the sheet metal body. Bend a sheet metal part in two locations using separate sketches. Sketch bend lines.
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6 months ago
Sketch and loft between two sketch profiles to create a sheet metal part. Understand the requirements for the sketch profiles and the loft feature. Sketch the profiles for a lofted sheet metal part. Understand the requirements for a lofted sheet metal part. Set the thickness and bend line options.
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6 months ago
Explore the Miter Flange feature, including sketching the profile, edge selection, and other pertinent options. Create a miter flange. Learn and understand the different options for miter flange.
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6 months ago
Observe stress analysis of a part using SimulationXpress to determine the deformation of the part under the influence of a load (force or pressure). Understand the assumptions and limitations of SimulationXpress. Observe stress analysis being performed on a part.
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6 months ago
Create basic, aligned, offset, and partial or half-section views, including scope and advanced properties. Add several types of section views to a drawing. Define section view properties. Modify section views.
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6 months ago
Create and insert a subassembly into the assembly for the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional sample exam. Download, insert, and mate components in a subassembly. Change the subassembly from rigid to flexible to move components.
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6 months 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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6 months ago
When the internal cut features of a model are of most importance in a design, one approach is to create solid features that represent the negative space of a part. Once the negative space is complete, the Combine command can be used to subtract the volume from another solid body. Use solid geometry representing the interior space of a manifold to create the negative space of the part. Create a separate solid body surrounding the geometry as the main body of the manifold. Combine the solid bodies in the part using a subtract operation.
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6 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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6 months ago
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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7 months ago
Create an edge flange along a combination of linear and non-linear edges. Create edge flanges along curved edges. Understand how the flange position must be chosen relative to other geometry to prevent sharp edges.
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7 months ago
Create a sheet metal part of constant wall thickness using sheet metal features. Explore the fundamentals of creating sheet metal parts using the flange method. Create a base flange in a sheet metal part. Understand the use of gauge tables and sheet metal options. Flatten a sheet metal part.
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7 months ago
Use a boundary surface to fill in gaps between other surfaces. Understand some of the similarities between boundary surfaces, lofts, and filled surfaces. Delete some undesirable geometry from a surface model and fill the gap with a boundary surface.
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7 months ago
Use the Freeform feature to create organic features by adjusting the outward and inward shape of a face. Modify faces using control curves and control points to create curvilinear designs. Use the Freeform feature to create a shape with an organic feel. Create control curves and control points. Deform a face using control curves, control points, and the triad. Edit a sketch to make the freeform grid follow the shape of the face to be deformed.
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7 months ago