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SolidWorks - Molded Part Design

Video Description

In this SolidWorks Molded Part Design training course, expert author Matt Perez will show you how to use the drawing tools in SolidWorks to create 2D engineering production drawings of parts and assemblies. This course is designed for users that already have a fundamental understanding of SolidWorks. You will start by learning how to set up your command manager and toolbars. You will then move into learning how to create a simple molded part. Matt will teach you about the various molded features, including lip and groove, snap latch, and molded inserts. This video tutorial will also teach you complex molded shapes, parting line designs, and manual draft fixes. Finally, you will learn how create a multi-body complex part. Once you have completed this video based training course, you will have an in-depth understand of how to use the drawing tools to create your own 2D projects, and be able to apply this knowledge to prepare for the SolidWorks Drawing Tools certification exam. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. SolidWorks - Molded Part Design
    1. What You Should Expect From This Course 00:00:44
    2. About The Author 00:00:45
    3. How To Access Your Working Files 00:02:45
  2. Getting Started
    1. Setting Up Your Command Manager And Toolbars 00:02:30
    2. Design Guidelines 00:07:20
    3. Setting Up A Template 00:09:19
  3. Simple Molded Part
    1. Extruded Draft - Thin Feature 00:03:49
    2. Extruded Draft - Shell 00:01:35
    3. Extrude Draft Feature 00:07:09
    4. Extrude Surface Draft 00:02:42
    5. Fillets And Draft 00:05:31
    6. Thicken Vs. Shell 00:04:45
  4. Molded Features
    1. Screw Boss - Part 1 00:08:22
    2. Screw Boss - Part 2 00:06:26
    3. Locating Pin 00:08:31
    4. Lip And Groove - Part 1 00:09:01
    5. Lip And Groove - Part 2 00:09:15
    6. Snap Latch - Part 1 00:05:10
    7. Snap Latch - Part 2 00:09:59
    8. Living Hinge 00:05:28
    9. Slides - Part 1 00:08:23
    10. Slides - Part 2 00:08:31
    11. Separate Fastening Features 00:02:48
    12. Ribs 00:03:39
    13. Vents 00:04:24
    14. Molded Inserts 00:06:23
    15. Hinges 00:02:36
  5. Complex Molded Shapes
    1. Base Shape Design - Part 1 00:06:20
    2. Base Shape Design - Part 2 00:05:57
    3. Curvature And Adding Features 00:03:08
  6. Parting Line Design
    1. Straight Pull Molds 00:06:27
    2. Side Pull 00:02:25
  7. Manual Draft Fixes
    1. Fillets 00:04:52
    2. Blends 00:09:21
    3. Move Face 00:03:31
    4. Wall Thickness Issues 00:03:15
  8. Design Check
    1. Draft Analysis 00:01:22
    2. Parting Line Analysis 00:01:30
    3. Undercut Analysis 00:02:28
    4. Thickness Analysis 00:03:20
  9. Multi-Body Complex Part Method
    1. Base Shape Creation - TV Remote 00:09:11
    2. Split And Shell 00:04:22
    3. Lip And Groove 00:06:22
    4. Fastening Features 00:09:38
    5. Save Bodies 00:07:25
    6. Detail Work - Part 1 00:06:42
    7. Detail Work - Part 2 00:10:22
    8. Part Analysis 00:06:48
    9. Finishing Touches 00:06:25
  10. Wrap-Up
    1. Conclusion 00:01:47