Introduction to SOLIDWORKS
This course will take you from zero experience to building 3D parts and assemblies, and turn them into production ready manufacturing drawings.
This course is an introduction to SOLIDWORKS. If you haven’t even started it up yet, this is the course for you. In this course, we will use a piece of engineering history, a small steam engine, to go over an introduction to creating your first 3D model. We’ll start by opening SOLIDWORKS for the first time and the dialog boxes you’ll be faced with. We will explore the SOLIDWORKS interface and explain the regions and toolbars you’ll need to know to begin creating 3D parts and assemblies. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of taking your design from an idea to 3D models. Then we’ll document those designs by creating production ready manufacturing drawings.
Course SyllabusStarting SOLIDWORKS- 14m 3s
—Intro 1m 13s
—First Time Opening SOLIDWORKS 4m 5s
—Learning the Interface 8m 44sBuilding Your First Part- 46m 1s
—Introduction to the Part 5m 40s
—Common Tools You'll Need to Know 5m 26s
—Start Sketching 3m 38s
—Creating a Fully Defined Sketch 5m 12s
—Boss vs. Cut-extrude 8m 23s
—Using the Hole Wizard 5m 32s
—Mirroring Symmetric Shapes 4m 30s
—Cut-revolve and Materials 7m 36sCreate a Part Drawing- 23m 47sCreate an Assembly- 37m 27sCreate an Assembly Drawing- 15m 7s