Communicating effectively is critical for manufacturing parts and products overseas. You must define your product explicitly from every angle, every material, every finish, every tolerance. Anywhere that you leave a product under defined, is a place that you're likely to get something other than what you want. This course, SOLIDWORKS - Design Communication Documentation - Consumer Products, will describe how to prepare documentation for new products to be made at a contract manufacturer / foreign factory in SOLIDWORKS using custom properties and automatically generating tables. First, you'll learn how to specify materials, colors, and textures for your consumer product. Next, you'll explore modeling and sampling techniques to prototype your design. Finally, you'll learn how portions of the plastics manufacturing process work and then use that knowledge to make educated decisions about the factory's plan to make tooling for your product. By the end this course, you'll know how to document your design more fully, enabling you to get you what you asked for, more often. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.