SolidWorks 2014 Level 1 “Essentials” Beginner Training: Syllabus

Lesson 1: SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface
What is the SolidWorks Software?
Design Intent
File References
Opening Files
The SolidWorks User Interface
Using the Command Manager

Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching
2D Sketching
Saving Files
What are We Going to Sketch?
Sketch Entities
Basic Sketching
Rules That Govern Sketches
Design Intent
Sketch Relations
Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling
Choosing the Best Profile
Choosing the Sketch Plane
Details of the Part
Boss Feature
Sketching on a Planar Face
Cut Feature
View Selector
Using the Hole Wizard
View Options
Editing Tools
Detailing Basics
Drawing Views
Center Marks
Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft
Case Study: Ratchet
Design Intent
Boss Feature with Draft
Symmetry in the Sketch
Sketching Inside the Model
View Options
Using Model Edges in a Sketch
Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry

Lesson 5: Patterning
Why Use Patterns?
Reference Geometry
Linear Pattern
Circular Patterns
Mirror Patterns
Using Pattern Seed Only
Sketch Driven Patterns

Lesson 6: Revolved Features
Case Study: Handwheel
Design Intent
Revolved Features
Building the Rim
Building the Spoke
Edit Material
Mass Properties
File Properties
SolidWorks SimulationXpress
Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress
The SimulationXpress Interface

Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs
Analyzing and Adding Draft
Other Options for Draft
Full Round Fillets
Thin Features

Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs
Part Editing
Editing Topics
Sketch Issues
Freezing Features

Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes
Part Editing
Design Changes
Information From a Model
Rebuilding Tools
Sketch Contours

Lesson 10: Configurations
Using Configurations
Other Methods to Create Configurations
Using Global Variables and Equations
Creating Equalities
Global Variables
Defining the Overall Width
Creating a Minimum Edge Distance
Modeling Strategies for Configurations
Editing Parts that Have Configurations
Design Library
In the Advanced Course…

Lesson 11: Using Drawings
More About Making Drawings
Section View
Model Views
Broken View
Detail Views
Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
Projected Views

Lesson 12: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
Case Study: Universal Joint
Bottom-Up Assembly
Creating a New Assembly
Position of the First Component
FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
Adding Components
Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
Smart Mates
Inserting Sub-assemblies
Pack and Go

Lesson 13: Using Assemblies
Analyzing the Assembly
Checking for Clearances
Changing the Values of Dimensions
Exploded Assemblies
Bill of Materials
Assembly Drawings


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