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Learning SolidWorks 2012

Video Description

In this Solidworks 2012 training video, you will learn how to utilize the tools and techniques in this software to create 3D CAD models and assemblies. This training course is designed for the beginner, you do not have to have any previous experience with SolidWorks in order to learn from this tutorial video. Starting with the basics, you will tour the interface, and learn how to customize it to work efficiently within SolidWorks. Next, you will learn how to sketch your designs, before you proceed right into creating models. Each topic builds on the last, and you start creating a model of a bracket. Next, you will learn the tools and techniques to design a plastic housing, and then a more complex topic, creating a sheet metal enclosure. You not only learn the tools, but how to apply them efficiently, in real modelling examples. Other topics covered include, sweeps, creating part drawings, editing techniques, and visualization techniques. You will conclude with how to assemble and output your creations. By the conclusion of this computer based training course for SolidWorks 2012, you will be fully capable of creating your own 3D CAD models and assemblies, using this popular software. The author has included working files with this training course, to allow you to follow alongside as he covers each of the topics.

Download the working files for this course at: http://www.infiniteskills.com/01676

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Introduction
    1. Using The Working Files 00:00:16
    2. First Time You Run SolidWorks 00:05:02
    3. Using Help Resources 00:05:20
    4. SolidWorks Default Interface 00:10:55
    5. Customizing The Interface - Part 1 00:04:41
    6. Customizing The Interface - Part 2 00:02:25
    7. Customizing The Interface - Part 3 00:01:10
    8. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:02:11
    9. Customizing Mouse Gestures 00:01:31
    10. Customizing The Options Tab 00:02:25
    11. Templates And File Types 00:07:40
  2. 02. Sketching
    1. Introducing Sketch Elements - Part 1 00:02:06
    2. Introducing Sketch Elements - Part 2 00:01:34
    3. Introducing Sketch Elements - Part 3 00:01:25
    4. Introducing Sketch Elements - Part 4 00:03:11
    5. Introducing Sketch Elements - Part 5 00:03:54
    6. Automatic Sketch Relations And Cursor Feedback 00:12:24
    7. Introducing Dimensions 00:11:49
    8. Where To Start - Part 1 00:10:45
    9. Where To Start - Part 2 00:05:55
    10. Creating Your First Part - Alternator Cover - Part 1 00:06:07
    11. Creating Your First Part - Alternator Cover - Part 2 00:09:47
    12. Using DWG-DXF Data 00:06:31
  3. 03. Modeling A Bracket
    1. Identifying Features 00:10:41
    2. Base Plate And Bosses 00:07:35
    3. Creating Ribs And Draft 00:05:57
    4. Holes And Fillets 00:06:35
    5. Fillets - Part 1 00:04:44
    6. Fillets - Part 2 00:06:12
    7. Chamfers 00:05:33
    8. Symmetry In Sketches 00:04:50
    9. Mirror Features, Bodies, And Parts-Fixed 00:08:55
    10. Simple Configurations 00:05:45
    11. Table Driven Configurations 00:06:19
    12. Custom Properties 00:05:39
    13. Tags, Comments And Design Binder 00:05:36
  4. 04. Modeling A Plastic Housing
    1. Plastic Features Intro 00:04:24
    2. Draft 00:08:50
    3. Shell - Part 1 00:04:12
    4. Shell - Part 2 00:04:42
    5. Ribs 00:06:36
    6. Mounting Boss 00:06:51
    7. Circular Pattern 00:04:40
    8. Screw Boss 00:06:17
    9. Lip And Groove 00:05:35
    10. Reference Geometry 00:06:19
    11. Snap Hook 00:06:10
    12. Snap Hook Groove 00:03:05
    13. Vents 00:06:48
  5. 05. Modeling A Sheet Metal Enclosure
    1. Intro To Sheet Metal 00:05:45
    2. Flanges And Tabs - Part 1 00:04:36
    3. Flanges And Tabs - Part 2 00:05:51
    4. Hems, Jogs And Curved Flanges 00:06:05
    5. Placing Forming Tools 00:04:45
    6. Creating Forming Tools And Using Library Features 00:05:04
    7. Insert Bends 00:04:40
    8. Lofted Bends 00:04:17
    9. Reliefs And Corner Treatments 00:07:11
  6. 06. Simple Sweeps And Lofts
    1. 3D Sketch 00:05:49
    2. Sweeping A Pipe 00:07:58
    3. Sweeping A Wire 00:06:45
    4. Sweep With Guide Curves 00:04:45
    5. Loft And Boundary 00:05:12
    6. Selection Methods 00:05:29
    7. Helical Features 00:07:39
    8. More Helical Sweeps 00:06:20
  7. 07. Part Drawings
    1. Introduction To Drawings 00:03:40
    2. Drawing Templates 00:07:00
    3. Sheet Formats 00:06:58
    4. Creating A New Drawing 00:06:34
    5. Creating Views 00:05:39
    6. Creating Special Views 00:04:44
    7. Placing Dimensions 00:04:48
    8. Placing Annotations 00:05:33
    9. Tables 00:04:37
  8. 08. Editing Techniques
    1. Editing - Part 1 00:05:38
    2. Editing - Part 2 00:05:42
    3. Editing And Parent-Child 00:06:09
    4. Rollback, Freeze, And Suppress 00:03:42
  9. 09. Building Assemblies
    1. Introducing Assemblies 00:04:56
    2. Assembly Templates And Starting A New Assembly 00:06:12
    3. Mates And Copying Parts 00:06:20
    4. Replacing And Inserting Parts 00:04:45
    5. Smart Mates And Mate Editing 00:07:07
    6. Editing A Part In Assembly 00:06:08
    7. Mating A Spring 00:06:52
    8. Subassemblies And In-Context Editing 00:07:58
    9. Motion And Animation 00:05:08
    10. Using Loft On Motorcycle Fork Parts 00:05:26
    11. Creating Handlebars Using In-Context Modeling 00:06:34
    12. Sketch Picture, 3D Sketch, And Curves 00:07:34
    13. Creating A Chain With Multi-Bodies 00:06:04
    14. More With Multi-Bodies 00:07:30
  10. 10. Visualization Techniques
    1. Introduction To Visualization 00:05:56
    2. Display Styles And Scenes 00:04:24
    3. Section Views And Viewports 00:04:07
    4. Display Manager And Display Pane 00:03:51
    5. Scenes, Lights And Cameras 00:06:58
  11. 11. Assembly Drawings
    1. Bill Of Materials And Ballooning 00:06:47
    2. Exploded View 00:08:21
    3. Multisheet Drawings And Formats 00:05:54
    4. Printing And E-Drawings 00:04:44
    5. Data Transfer 00:05:30
  12. 12. Best Practices
    1. Settings Used In Lessons 00:06:41
    2. Best Practice For Sketching And Features 00:05:12
    3. Best Practice For Assemblies 00:06:05
    4. SolidWorks On The Web 00:04:59