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Learning SolidWorks 2011

Video Description

In this Learning SolidWorks 2011, author and expert trainer Alex Ruiz introduces you to the 3D CAD software, SolidWorks 2011. This computer based training tutorial for SolidWorks 2011 starts you off assuming that you have no prior knowledge of SolidWorks, and teaches you what you need to know to create solid 3D models. You will start with the installation of SolidWorks 2011, and move to a quick tour of the interface. Alex then jumps right into sketching, parts, and assemblies. With each lesson building on the one before, you will learn in bite sized chunks that you will remember from lesson to lesson. You will learn how to learn sketching tools such as Circles and Arcs, learn about dimensioning, relations, and creating planes. With parts, you will learn about extruded, lofted and revolved Boss features, holes, patterning, and more. With assemblies, you will learn to create complete assemblies, as well as explode and select individual components. Finally you learn how to create drawings of your models, including part lists, and pack it all up for printing or distribution. By the conclusion of this video tutorial for SolidWorks 2011, you will be fully capable of sketching a model, creating 3D views of that model, and producing line drawings for distribution of your model. Working files are included to allow you to work alongside the author as he teaches you to use this powerful and popular 3D CAD software.

Download the working files for this course at: http://www.infiniteskills.com/01631

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Getting Started
    1. What You Will Learn 00:02:17
    2. Installing SolidWorks 00:08:43
    3. Launching SolidWorks For The First Time 00:08:39
    4. Quick Run Thru 00:04:29
  2. 02. The SolidWorks 2011 Interface
    1. SolidWorks User Interface Overview 00:05:53
    2. Elements Of The Graphics Area - Part 1 00:10:39
    3. Elements Of The Graphics Area - Part 2 00:05:26
    4. Using Menus And Toolbars 00:07:46
    5. Eliminate Toolbars with The Command Manager 00:08:09
    6. Save Time With The Shortcut Bar, Context Toolbars And Mouse Gestures 00:06:47
    7. Using The Keyboard And Mouse 00:08:12
    8. The FeatureManager Design Tree 00:08:21
  3. 03. SolidWorks Basics
    1. Basic Concepts Of Solid Modeling 00:04:19
    2. Start A New File - Open A file 00:03:51
    3. Saving And Closing Documents 00:05:12
    4. System Options And Document Properties 00:07:11
    5. Measuring 00:07:55
  4. 04. Sketching In SolidWorks
    1. Introducing Sketches 00:06:22
    2. Adding Sketches 00:04:33
    3. Inferencing While Sketching 00:05:45
    4. Sketching Lines And Construction Lines 00:08:35
    5. Circles And Arcs 00:08:54
    6. Rectangles 00:03:14
    7. More Sketch Entities 00:08:55
    8. Most Common Sketch Tools - Part 1 00:09:17
    9. Most Common Sketch Tools - Part 2 00:10:23
    10. Smart Dimensions 00:07:45
    11. Smart Dimensions Vs. Horizontal And Vertical Dimensions 00:03:41
    12. Ordinate Dimensions 00:04:44
    13. Horizontal, Vertical, And Coincident Relations 00:04:01
    14. Perpendicular Intersection Parallel And MidPoint Relations 00:03:54
    15. Equal And Collinear Relations 00:03:59
    16. Concentric Tangent And Coradial Relations 00:04:01
    17. Symmetric And Fix Relations 00:04:41
    18. Editing Sketch Relations 00:04:47
    19. Editing Sketches 00:06:52
    20. A Brief Look At Splines 00:05:36
    21. Good Sketching Practices And Troubleshooting 00:07:37
    22. Chapter Project 00:07:35
  5. 05. Creating And Using Reference Geometry
    1. Planes Overview 00:05:54
    2. Creating Planes 00:07:49
    3. Manipulating Planes 00:06:11
    4. Other Reference Geometry 00:09:04
  6. 06. Parts
    1. Parts Overview 00:04:34
    2. Extruded Boss Base Features 00:06:38
    3. Extruded Cut Features 00:05:50
    4. Revolved Boss Base Features 00:06:51
    5. Revolved Cut Features 00:08:50
    6. Lofted Boss Base Features 00:07:54
    7. Lofted Cut Features 00:06:18
    8. Swept Boss Base Features 00:06:05
    9. Swept Cut Features 00:07:32
    10. Holes 00:07:50
    11. Chamfers, Fillets And The FilletXpert 00:11:10
    12. Patterns And Mirrors 00:07:00
    13. Editing Parts 00:08:29
    14. Instant3D 00:06:18
    15. Part Properties 00:09:24
    16. Chapter Project 00:12:13
  7. 07. Assemblies
    1. Introduction To Assemblies 00:07:29
    2. Assembly Design Methods 00:09:32
    3. Creating Assemblies And Sub-Assemblies 00:10:09
    4. Introduction To Mates 00:09:00
    5. Standard Mates 00:08:08
    6. Advanced Mates 00:11:36
    7. Mechanical Mates 00:08:17
    8. Toolbox And Standard Components 00:07:57
    9. Editing Assemblies 00:08:28
    10. Component Selection And Filtering Methods 00:05:45
    11. Creating Exploded Assembly Views 00:04:54
    12. Assembly And Component Properties 00:03:47
    13. Assembly Best Practices And Troubleshooting 00:07:56
    14. Chapter Project 00:09:13
  8. 08. Display States And Configurations
    1. Configuring Dimensions And Features In A Part 00:09:33
    2. Configuring Assembly Components 00:08:10
    3. Derived Configurations 00:06:53
    4. Creating Display States 00:06:39
  9. 09. Visualization Methods
    1. Adjusting Model Appearances 00:08:44
    2. Applying RealView Appearances 00:05:38
    3. Scenes 00:04:27
    4. Adding Decals 00:05:57
    5. Introduction To PhotoView 360 00:10:45
  10. 10. Part Drawings
    1. Drawing Basics 00:05:48
    2. Creating And Opening Drawings 00:03:24
    3. Creating Drawing Views 00:08:01
    4. Adding Dimensions To Drawing Views 00:09:16
    5. Using The Dimension Pallet 00:07:17
    6. Additional Drawing Layout Tools 00:10:39
    7. Drawing Annotation Tools 00:14:51
    8. Identifying Assembly Components 00:07:38
    9. Bill Of Materials 00:12:45
  11. 11. Printing And Sharing
    1. Printing Documents 00:04:51
    2. eDrawings 00:08:19
    3. Pack And Go 00:06:03
    4. Exporting SolidWorks Documents 00:05:37
  12. 12. Conclusion
    1. About The Author 00:02:23