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SolidWorks 2013

Video Description

In this SolidWorks 2013 training video Matt Lombard will teach you how to create 3D CAD models using the tools and techniques made available to you in this popular software from Dassault Systems. This training course is designed for the absolute beginner, and no previous 3D CAD software experience is required in order to get the most out of this training video.
You will start with the basics of SolidWorks 2013, exploring the newly designed interface. Matt will guide you though customizing the interface to help you work efficiently, and then directs you right into using the sketch tools. This video tutorial uses real-world examples throughout to enforce the skills you are being taught. Matt covers basic tools and techniques such as creating linkages, fillets and mirroring. He walks you through the tools for plastic parts, and sheet metal modeling. You will learn simple sweeps and lofts, creating part drawings and how to build assemblies. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.
By the time you have completed this introduction to SolidWorks 2013, you will have a solid grasp on creating drawings and assemblies using this 3D mechanical modeling software. This computer based training tutorial focuses on building a solid foundation of the basics, so that you can continue on and grow your skill set to create more complex models and assemblies.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. What Is SolidWorks All About 00:04:42
    2. First Time You Run SolidWorks 00:07:02
    3. SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 1 00:08:29
    4. SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 2 00:06:22
    5. SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 3 00:05:52
    6. Customizing The Interface - Part 1 00:09:11
    7. Customizing The Interface - Part 2 00:06:15
    8. Customizing The Interface - Part 3 00:12:06
    9. Templates And File Types 00:09:44
  2. Sketching
    1. Introducing Sketch Elements 00:09:17
    2. Sketching Rectangles 00:09:16
    3. More Sketch Entities 00:08:05
    4. Using Sketch Tools 00:06:55
    5. Design Intent And Automatic Sketch Relations 00:09:25
    6. 3D Sketch Introduction 00:05:14
    7. Introduction To Dimensions In 2D Sketches 00:06:49
    8. The Modify Dialog Box 00:09:02
    9. Getting Started On A Simple Model 00:07:33
  3. Working With SolidWorks Features
    1. Examining A Linkage - Part 1 00:10:39
    2. Examining A Linkage - Part 2 00:12:47
    3. Building A Linkage - Part 1 00:06:17
    4. Building A Linkage - Part 2 00:11:01
    5. Building A Linkage - Part 3 00:11:28
    6. Fillets Through Variable Radius 00:12:42
    7. More Fillets 00:09:54
    8. Chamfers 00:03:06
    9. Mirroring 00:07:55
    10. Mirror And Feature Order 00:06:52
    11. Mirroring Parts 00:05:56
    12. Simple Configurations 00:06:24
    13. Configurations And Design Tables 00:06:10
    14. Meta Data 00:05:33
  4. Tools For Plastic Parts
    1. Plastic Features Introduction 00:03:02
    2. Draft Introduction 00:08:26
    3. Neutral Plane Draft 00:06:59
    4. Parting Line Draft 00:07:00
    5. Step Draft 00:08:19
    6. Shell 00:09:56
    7. Multiple Shells 00:07:00
    8. Ribs - Part 1 00:09:39
    9. Ribs - Part 2 00:06:45
    10. Mounting Bosses 00:10:47
    11. Reference Geometry 00:09:04
    12. Lip And Groove 00:05:58
    13. Snap, Hook, and Groove 00:06:24
    14. Vents 00:11:40
  5. Modeling A Sheet Metal Enclosure
    1. Sheet Metal Introduction 00:06:08
    2. Building A Sheet Metal Enclosure - Part 1 00:09:28
    3. Building A Sheet Metal Enclosure - Part 2 00:06:32
    4. Library Features and Forming Tools 00:05:02
    5. Creating A Forming Tool From Scratch 00:13:06
    6. Using The Insert Bends Method 00:05:12
    7. Lofted Bends 00:03:59
    8. Corner Treatments 00:06:55
  6. Simple Sweeps And Lofts
    1. 3D Sketch Review 00:13:37
    2. Creating Pipes 00:11:54
    3. 3D Splines And Sweeping Wires 00:10:26
    4. Sweeps With Guide Curves 00:12:45
    5. Loft And Boundary 00:07:28
    6. Helix And Threads 00:10:03
    7. Sweep With Twist 00:05:54
  7. Part Drawings
    1. Introduction To SolidWorks Drawings 00:02:59
    2. Templates And Formats - Part 1 00:11:32
    3. Templates And Formats - Part 2 00:06:30
    4. Templates And Formats - Part 3 00:01:35
    5. Creating New Drawing 00:05:47
    6. Creating Views 00:11:28
    7. More View Display Options 00:04:35
    8. Placing Dimensions and Annotations 00:05:53
  8. Editing
    1. Editing - Part 1 00:08:38
    2. Editing - Part 2 00:09:16
  9. Building Assemblies
    1. Introduction To Assemblies - Part 1 00:09:32
    2. Introduction To Assemblies - Part 2 00:05:43
    3. Putting Parts Into An Assembly 00:07:34
    4. Assembling Parts 00:08:41
    5. Mating The Wishbone 00:13:55
    6. Mating The Linkage 00:07:33
    7. Handlbar Sub-Assembly 00:13:18
    8. Assembling The Fork Into The Motorcycle 00:08:22
    9. Simple Animation 00:03:35
    10. Assembly Tools 00:05:09
    11. Tools For Large Assemblies 00:12:54
    12. Creating A Multibody Chain 00:09:18
    13. Multibodies 00:08:04
  10. Visualization Techniques
    1. Visualization Introduction 00:09:15
    2. Scenes 00:07:53
    3. Lights 00:05:24
    4. Display Modes 00:04:23
  11. Assembly Drawings
    1. Assembly Drawings 00:09:32
    2. Exploded View 00:05:26
    3. Multiple Position View And Printing 00:04:41
    4. Detached Drawings And eDrawings 00:06:15
  12. Conclusion
    1. Favorite Settings 00:08:25
    2. Best Practice Suggestions 00:08:32
    3. SolidWorks Resources On The Web 00:03:03
  13. About The Author
    1. About The Author 00:00:59