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Learning SolidWorks 2014

Video Description

In this SolidWorks 2014 training course, expert author Dean Kerste will teach you the tools and techniques needed for engineers and designers to create sketches, 3D models, and engineering drawings. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous 3D modeling or SolidWorks experience is required. You will start by learning the sketching basics, such as lines and rectangles, then jump into intermediate sketching, including polygons and slots. From there, Dean will show you the feature basics of SolidWorks, and how to work in the features environment. This video tutorial will teach you how to model and edit a part, and how to transform it into 3D instantly. You will also learn how to work in the assembly environment, and learn intermediate assemblies such as distance, angle, and width mate. Finally, Dean will navigate you through the drawing environment, and teach you about the various drawing annotations. By the end of this computer based training course, you will have the basic knowledge and understanding of SolidWorks to create drawings and assemblies using this 3D modeling software. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction To SolidWorks 2014 00:02:02
    2. What You Will Learn 00:04:59
    3. User Interface 00:06:15
  2. Sketching Basics
    1. Sketching Overview 00:04:18
    2. The Sketching Environment 00:03:45
    3. Lines 00:05:06
    4. Rectangles 00:03:11
    5. Circles And Arcs 00:03:43
    6. Automatic Relations 00:03:53
    7. Manually Adding Relations 00:04:55
    8. Smart Dimensions 00:04:40
    9. Numeric Sketch Input 00:03:34
    10. Fully Defined Sketches 00:02:39
    11. Over Defined Sketches 00:04:21
    12. Construction Geometry 00:02:54
    13. Testing Your Sketching Skills 00:07:53
  3. Intermediate Sketching
    1. Polygons 00:02:24
    2. Slots 00:03:44
    3. Fillets - Chapter 3 00:03:04
    4. Chamfers - Chapter 3 00:02:43
    5. Trim and Extend 00:03:29
    6. Offset Entities 00:02:38
    7. Convert Entities 00:02:54
    8. Mirror Entities 00:02:04
    9. Sketch Patterns 00:05:30
    10. Sketch Tools 00:05:10
    11. Copy And Paste Sketch Geometry 00:02:53
    12. Text 00:03:05
    13. Sketching On Faces 00:02:45
    14. Repair Sketch 00:02:55
    15. Rapid Sketch 00:03:00
  4. SolidWorks Features Basics
    1. Features Overview 00:02:55
    2. The Features Environment 00:03:04
    3. Extruded Boss And Base 00:04:49
    4. Extruded Cut 00:02:21
    5. Fillets - Chapter 4 00:05:41
    6. Chamfers - Chapter 4 00:04:00
    7. Revolved Boss And Base 00:05:09
    8. Revolved Cut 00:01:52
    9. Shell 00:03:43
    10. Sweep Boss And Base 00:04:04
    11. Lofted Boss And Base 00:06:20
    12. Mirror 00:02:25
    13. Testing Your Skills - Basic Features - Part 1 00:07:15
    14. Testing Your Skills - Basic Features - Part 2 00:09:25
    15. Testing Your Skills - Basic Features - Part 3 00:06:54
  5. Intermediate SolidWorks Features
    1. Linear Pattern 00:03:37
    2. Circular Pattern 00:03:01
    3. Curve Driven Pattern 00:04:42
    4. Sketch Driven Pattern 00:02:43
    5. Fill Patterns 00:05:37
    6. Ribs 00:05:41
    7. Hole Wizard 00:05:59
    8. Reference Planes 00:06:28
    9. Reference Axes 00:02:14
    10. Reference Coordinate System 00:03:32
  6. Modelling A Part
    1. Where to Begin 00:03:45
    2. Selecting A Plane 00:02:56
    3. Design Intent 00:05:29
    4. Feature Manager Design Tree 00:03:56
    5. Parent And Child Relationships 00:03:09
    6. Editing Parts 00:03:12
    7. Instant 3D 00:03:01
    8. Materials 00:04:24
    9. Measure Tool 00:03:59
    10. Mass Properties 00:03:15
  7. Assembly Basics
    1. Assembly Overview 00:01:16
    2. The Assembly Environment 00:02:57
    3. Feature Manager Tree 00:01:53
    4. Inserting Components 00:02:30
    5. Positioning Parts 00:03:58
    6. Hide And Show Components 00:03:12
    7. Mates Overview 00:04:47
    8. Coincident Mate 00:04:25
    9. Parallel Mate 00:02:20
    10. Perpendicular Mate 00:02:39
    11. Tangent Mate 00:02:09
    12. Concentric Mate 00:02:52
  8. Intermediate Assemblies
    1. Distance Mate 00:01:38
    2. Angle Mate 00:03:40
    3. Width Mate 00:03:30
    4. Smart Mates 00:03:48
    5. Interference Detection 00:03:24
    6. Collision Detection 00:03:17
    7. Dynamic Clearance 00:02:25
    8. Testing Your Skills - Assemblies - Part 1 00:07:56
    9. Testing Your Skills - Assemblies - Part 2 00:07:37
  9. Drawings
    1. Drawing Overview 00:03:38
    2. The Drawing Environment 00:05:17
    3. Model View 00:05:37
    4. Standard View 00:04:48
    5. Projected View 00:01:47
    6. Auxiliary View 00:03:18
    7. Section View 00:08:08
    8. Detail View 00:05:03
    9. Broken-Out Section 00:03:09
    10. Break 00:04:56
    11. Crop View 00:02:30
    12. Alternate Position View 00:03:20
    13. View Alignment 00:01:42
    14. Scale 00:02:13
  10. Drawing Annotations
    1. Dimension Overview 00:03:19
    2. Driving Dimensions 00:07:01
    3. Driven Dimensions 00:04:17
    4. Dimension Format 00:03:25
    5. Center Marks 00:02:13
    6. Center Lines 00:01:57
    7. Notes 00:04:51
    8. Bill of Materials 00:02:56
    9. Balloons 00:03:29
    10. Drawing Templates 00:03:30
  11. About the Author
    1. About the Author 00:02:06