Use the Machine dialog to define the parameters of the machine tool used to manufacture the part. Set machine properties to select machine type and duty for manufacturing. Select tool crib to be used by machine. Select the post processor used to generate NC code. Set posting parameters for post processor.
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2 months 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
Understanding the import process into SOLIDWORKS Visualize is essential to working efficiently, and can be controlled by both the import settings and the organization of the original CAD file. Learn the two most common import settings to setup the Visualize project for different workflows; one to make the model quick and easy to work with and the other to allow for live updates and more flexibility with the model grouping. Learn how to best prepare your CAD file for the desired Visualize experience. Understand how to efficiently import models into Visualize by selecting the appropriate Import Settings. Utilize CAD Live-Update for a seamless design process.
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6 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
Easily manage all the environments, lights and backplates from the Scenes Tab to light your project like a virtual photo studio. Learn how to add and adjust HDRs and position your model perfectly into a backplate. Light your CAD data simply with just a single HDR. Add and switch between multiple HDRs to find your desired lighting effect. Adjust commonly used settings for each HDR. Use a backplate to place your model into any scene.
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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
Learn how to quickly create, adjust and add new Appearances, either from scratch or from the Visualize Cloud Library. Modify existing Appearances quickly and easily. Create and apply new Appearances. Explore the Visualize Cloud Library and add professional-grade assets to your projects. Learn the Shift-click shortcut to speed up application of Appearances.
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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
Discover the SOLIDWORKS Simulation product suite by exploring all of the modules. Analyze heat transfer and fluid flow using SOLIDWORKS Flow. Use Sustainability to reduce the environmental impact of your designs. Explore stress-strain analysis using SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Analyze rigid body dynamics using SOLIDWORKS Motion. View the fill patterns of plastic injected parts using SOLIDWORKS Plastics.
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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
Adding decals to a part is a good way to add logos and touchscreens to your Visualize scenes without having to incorporate them into the actual model design. They function just like digital stickers, and can be easily added to a part, moved around, and changed with appearances. Easily drag and drop to add decals to your project. Understand how to manipulate decals and the available settings. Apply appearances to decals that already exist in your scene.
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7 months ago