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.
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1 day ago
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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20 days ago
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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20 days ago
The SOLIDWORKS user interface (UI) can be modified to suit your needs by displaying the tools you use most. You can rearrange the display of toolbars and the CommandManager and add your own keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures. Turn tabs on and off in the CommandManager. Learn how to dock and undock toolbars and panes. Add commands to toolbars. Add keyboard shortcuts. Customize mouse gestures.
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20 days ago
Convert imported assembly and multibody geometry into SOLIDWORKS feature-based, parametric models. Recognize imported assembly geometry as multiple parts. Use Edit Feature to recognize only selected features from the part. Use child features to recognize multiple features with a single selection.
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22 days ago
Convert imported sheet metal part geometry into SOLIDWORKS feature-based, sheet metal, parametric models. Recognize common sheet metal features such as Base Flanges and Sketched Bends. Flatten the result to view the flat pattern. Use a hybrid approach combining the automatic and interactive methods.
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22 days ago
Use Volume features to recognize geometry that does not match any other feature type. The volume feature can be replaced with a standard SOLIDWORKS feature. Recognize volume features. Recognize boss and cut revolve features. Use the Up To Face option with cut extrudes. Replace volume features with standard cut features. Edit the mapped features.
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22 days ago
Control the conversion of imported part geometry into a SOLIDWORKS feature-based parametric model by converting specific features interactively. Interactively convert feature types. Convert features types that cannot be used with automated methods. Recognize multiple similar features at the same time. Re-recognize geometry and change it to a different type. Add patterns from the list of recognized features.
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22 days ago
Automate the conversion of imported part geometry into a SOLIDWORKS feature-based, parametric model. Open an imported data file in SOLIDWORKS. Use the Import Diagnostics tool to repair imported geometry. View the FeatureWorks options. Use the Automatic feature Recognition Mode. Map the features to the part model. Guide the Automatic Recognition Mode for the best results.
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22 days ago
Understand how to install and configure the components of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard. Install and configure Microsoft® SQL Server® Express. Install Microsoft® SQL Server® Management Studio. Install the SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server. Install the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server. Install the SOLIDWORKS PDM CAD Editor client.
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23 days ago
Understand the steps to perform as complete backup of PDM. Use Microsoft® SQL Server® Management Studio to backup PDM vault databases. Use the SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server configuration tool to backup vault user credentials. Locate and backup the vaults file archives.
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23 days ago
Learn how to add new users and groups and assign permissions. Add users to a newly created vault. Create groups and add users to groups. Assign permissions to users at the group level.
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23 days ago
Understand how to validate a newly created PDM vault by performing standard PDM operations. Add and share files and folders via the Windows Explorer vault view. Version a SOLIDWORKS part file and transition through a workflow to release.
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23 days ago
Learn how to a create SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vault and setup a local client view. Create and configure a SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard vault. Setup a local client view connection to the newly created vault.
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23 days ago
Understand the components of SOLIDWORKS PDM Standard, the role of each component, and how the components interact with each other. These components include: Microsoft® SQL Server® Express. SOLIDWORKS PDM Database Server. SOLIDWORKS PDM Archive Server. The three SOLIDWORKS PDM Client types.
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23 days 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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24 days 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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24 days ago
Learn how shells are used to model thin structures. Create shells on thin structures using the shell manager. Apply symmetry fixtures to reduce computational efforts.
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24 days ago
This module introduces the Simulation user interface and walks through the setup process for a simple part. The simulation is then run and the results are analyzed. Learn the Simulation user interface. Apply fixtures, materials and loads. Run the simulation and analyze the model for stress and displacement.
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24 days 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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24 days ago
Add draft to cast and molded parts. Understand the various types of draft features you can create. Perform Draft Analysis to determine which faces need draft added to them.
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24 days ago
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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24 days ago
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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24 days ago
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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24 days ago