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Learning SolidWorks 2016

Video Description

In this Learning SolidWorks 2016 training course, expert author Matt Perez will teach you about the tools and techniques needed for 3D surface and model design in SolidWorks. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous experience with SolidWorks is required.

You will start by learning how to customize the user interface, shortcuts, and templates. From there, Matt will teach you about sketching, including basic and advanced sketch entities, 3D sketch, and reference geometry. This video tutorial also covers modeling a machine part, a molded part, a sheetmetal weldment, and complex geometry. You will also cover topics including sketch editing, assemblies, visualization, configurations, and drawings. Finally, Matt will provide you with additional tips and tricks for working in SolidWorks.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have learned everything you need to know to create your own 3D models and drawings in SolidWorks. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. About The Author 00:00:28
    2. What You Should Expect From This Course 00:00:54
    3. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Getting Started
    1. Running Solidworks 00:04:18
    2. Using Help 00:06:40
    3. The Solidworks UI 00:14:40
    4. Customizing The UI - Part 1 00:04:41
    5. Customizing The UI - Part 2 00:05:24
    6. Customizing Shortcuts - Keyboard 00:08:19
    7. Customizing Shortcuts - Shortcut Toolbar 00:02:03
    8. Customizing Shortcuts - Tabs 00:02:40
    9. Customizing Shortcuts - Mouse Gestures 00:02:03
    10. Templates And File Types 00:02:48
    11. Customizing Templates 00:07:32
    12. File Properties 00:06:41
  3. Sketching
    1. Starting A 2D Sketch 00:01:27
    2. Basic Sketch Entities 00:09:24
    3. Advanced Sketch Entities 00:12:07
    4. Sketch Dimension 00:08:14
    5. Sketch Relations 00:08:56
    6. Move, Mirror, Patterns 00:11:30
    7. Blocks 00:10:46
    8. Convert, Intersection And Construction 00:04:11
    9. 3D Sketch 00:04:35
    10. 3D Sketch Vs Projected Curve 00:04:16
    11. Equations, Global Variables And Linked Dimensions 00:11:01
    12. Reference Geometry 00:05:15
  4. Modeling A Machined Part
    1. Design Intent And Planning For Machined Part 00:02:26
    2. Additive Vs Subtractive Modeling 00:06:44
    3. Machined Part Design 1 00:11:41
    4. Machined Part Design 2 00:06:20
    5. Machined Part Design 3 00:10:42
  5. Modeling A Molded Part
    1. Design Intent And Planning For Molded Part 00:03:57
    2. Drafted Part Design 00:09:21
    3. Drafting In A Feature 00:07:48
    4. Drafting After A Feature 00:09:06
    5. Molded Part Design 1 00:05:14
    6. Molded Part Design 2 00:07:05
    7. Molded Part Design 3 00:05:27
    8. Molded Part Evaluation 00:04:38
  6. Modeling A Sheetmetal Weldment
    1. Design Intent And Planning For Sheetmetal Weldment 00:01:06
    2. Bent Part Design Process 00:10:10
    3. Basic Toolset 00:11:36
    4. Flattening And Folding 00:03:19
    5. Weldment 00:13:04
    6. Sheetmetal Part Design 1 00:08:36
    7. Sheetmetal Part Design 2 00:08:37
    8. Sheetmetal Part Design 3 00:12:51
    9. Sheetmetal Part Evaluation 00:04:44
  7. Modeling Complex Geometry
    1. Complex Sketches 00:13:17
    2. Complex Features 00:11:22
    3. Complex Surfaces 00:12:50
    4. Complex Part Design 1 00:09:54
    5. Complex Part Design 2 00:10:31
    6. Complex Part Design 3 00:11:20
    7. Complex Part Design 4 00:10:46
    8. Complex Part Design 5 00:09:52
  8. Editing
    1. Sketch Editing 00:04:05
    2. Feature Editing 00:03:45
    3. Warnings 00:07:21
    4. Errors 00:04:18
    5. Edit Part Example 1 00:05:37
    6. Edit Part Example 2 00:08:06
  9. Assemblies
    1. Intro To Assemblies 00:06:26
    2. Assembly Layout Sketch 00:07:22
    3. Insert A Part 00:01:40
    4. Create A Sub-Assembly 00:05:48
    5. Insert A Sub-Assembly 00:04:17
    6. Create An In-Context Part 00:12:42
    7. Assembly Mates 1 00:11:19
    8. Assembly Mates 2 00:05:44
    9. Multi-Body Part Vs Sub-Assembly 00:07:07
    10. Motion Study Example 00:05:10
    11. Assembly References 00:02:18
  10. Visualization
    1. Visualization In The UI 00:01:36
    2. Real View 00:03:29
    3. PV360 Preview 00:02:34
    4. Appearances 00:13:02
    5. Scenes 00:09:02
    6. Lights 00:07:02
    7. Cameras 00:03:52
    8. Views, Sections 00:07:48
    9. Renders 00:10:30
  11. Configurations
    1. Intro To Configurations 00:01:26
    2. Part Configurations 00:09:17
    3. Part Derived Configurations 00:04:22
    4. Configuration Display States 00:04:17
    5. Design Tables 00:08:38
    6. Assembly Configurations 00:03:03
    7. Exploded Views 00:04:50
    8. Custom Properties 00:03:30
  12. Drawings
    1. Introduction To Drawings 00:02:06
    2. Templates And Formats 00:09:48
    3. Creating A New Drawing 00:04:20
    4. View Creation 1 00:07:18
    5. View Creation 2 00:09:29
    6. Dimensions And Annotations 1 00:08:06
    7. Dimensions And Annotations 2 00:13:03
    8. Creating Multiple Sheets 00:04:17
    9. Exploded Views 00:03:51
    10. Save, PDF And E-Drawings 00:07:14
  13. Additional Tips And Trick
    1. Additional Tips 1 00:07:57
    2. Additional Tips 2 00:06:50
    3. Additional Tips 3 00:06:06
  14. Conclusion
    1. Recap Of Lessons Learned 00:08:44
    2. Additional Practice 00:02:47
    3. Additional Resources 00:05:07
    4. Conclusion 00:01:13