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
Exploded views can be created in SOLIDWORKS Composer and are incredibly helpful when trying to show all the components used in an assembly, or for showing how to assemble, disassemble, or repair the assembly. Exploded views can also be used for other purposes such as showing off a design by a marketing team. In this lesson, an exploded view and detailing the individual components will be shown by adding labels to each part in the assembly.
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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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6 months ago
Discover how to analyze a portion of a larger assembly to save time and to get more accurate results using submodeling. Create a submodel study from a parent study. Discover how loads transfer automatically into a submodel study. Save time and computational resources while maintaining accurate results. Use eDrawings to save the results.
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6 months ago
Discover how to create groups, split parts, use the Preview Options, and, for SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional users, add “Baked Lighting” to a project. Located in the Models Tab, the Scene Tree is the keeper of your 3D data and can help organize your project. Explore all the options and features available in the Models Tab. Learn how to organize your model into parts and groups to make complex animations much easier. Use the handy Part Splitter tool for extracting parts directly within Visualize to apply separate appearances. Understand the benefits of Baked Lighting for realtime presentations.
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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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6 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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6 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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6 months ago
This module introduces the concept of mesh convergence by seeing how the size of elements affects stresses, strains and displacements. Learn how changing the global element size affects the results. Discover how to apply mesh controls at specific locations. See how sharp corners can produce stress concentrations.
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6 months ago
Learn how to optimize designs to reduce model weight by varying model dimensions. Apply parameters and constraints to optimize your design to meet goals. Learn how design studies are used with Simulation.
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6 months 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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6 months ago