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SOLIDWORKS 2020 Essential Training

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Learn 3D CAD modeling using SOLIDWORKS 2020

1. Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
Launching SOLIDWORKS for the first time
Navigating in the 3D workspace
SOLIDWORKS templates
Saving, renaming, and managing files

2. SOLIDWORKS Quick Start
Creating your first 3D part
Building your first assembly
Making your first CAD drawing
Basic steps for 3D modeling

3. Basic Part Modeling
Creating sketches
Understanding relationships
Using the Extrude feature
Using the Extruded Cut feature
Creating revolved features
Making revolved cuts
Applying materials, colors, and finishes
Finding mass properties
System options, units, and templates
Working with dimensions

4. Sketch Tools
Line and Centerline tools
Using the Rectangle tool
Circles and arcs
Drawing slots
Working with ellipses and conics
Sketching polygons
Creating text
Using equations and linked variables
Using the Spline tool
Equation driven curve
Sketch Ink

5. Modifying Sketches
Trimming and extending a sketch
Creating offset geometry
Moving, copying, rotating, and scaling
Erasing, undoing, and redoing actions
Using the Mirror tools
Creating repeating patterns in a sketch
Using construction lines
Using the Convert Entities tool
Adding fillets and chamfers to sketches

6. Reference Geometry
Working with planes
Making an axis
Creating a coordinate system
Concept sketches
Markup view

7. Part Modifications
Adding fillets to a part
Chamfering edges
Applying draft
Using the Shell command
Using the Mirror command
Creating linear patterns
Creating circular patterns

8. Advanced Part Modeling
Loft tool
Lofted shapes with guide curves
Making lofted cuts
Creating swept shapes
Making swept cuts
Using the Wrap command
Boundary Boss/Base
Intersect tool
Working with configurations
Surface tools
Using surfaces to build solid models
Direct Editing: Move/Copy Bodies
Direct Editing: Move Face
Direct Editing: Combine
Direct Editing: Split
Project Curve
Slice tool

9. Hole Wizard
Getting started with the Hole Wizard
Understanding hole types and standards
Positioning holes in 3D

10. Blocks
Using sketch blocks
Creating blocks
Designing with blocks

11. Building Assemblies
Starting an assembly
Copying, moving, and rotating parts
Mating parts together in an assembly
Working with subassemblies
Making linear patterns
Creating circular patterns
Using the Toolbox
Downloading internet parts

12. Advanced Mates
Creating component Mates
Mating parts with Advanced Mates
Mating parts with Path Mate
Mechanical Mates
Mating parts by aligning planes
Magnetic Mates
Asset Publisher for Magnetic Mates

13. In-Context Modeling
Linking sketches to other parts
Using layout sketches
Using the Hole Wizard in context

14. Using Design Tables
Using design tables
Working with complex calculations
Selecting component configurations
Building assemblies with design tables
Adding to design tables

15. Part Drawings
Working with drawing templates
Drawing options and sheet properties
Choosing the correct projection angle
Adding model views to a drawing

16. Dimensioning
Creating general dimension notations
Creating ordinate dimensions
Dimensioning holes and curved features
Using the Autodimension tool

17. Adding General Annotations
Adding annotations
Adding specical views to your drawings
Adding custom properties
Linking drawing notes
Using the Design Library

18. Assembly Drawings
Adding assemblies to drawings
Including a bill of materials
Adding balloons on an assembly drawing
Making an exploded view
Adding in custom properties and revision

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