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What typically makes a person understand the skills they need to successfully work with SolidWorks is to make some mistakes. They try one way and another, and they learn what to do and what not to do. Sometimes this process can take years.
An alternative is to watch our courses. We show you what works and what doesn’t work. So you’ll know why you should use one method instead of another. Knowing why to use one command procedure over another is half the battle. Eventually you need to develop a streamlined workflow that builds structurally sound models and assemblies. This can be done in weeks instead of years.
So what is a structurally sound model? It’s easier to describe a model that is not structurally sound. Poorly developed models can unexpectedly change geometry during construction and edits. You might modify one end of a part only to adjust a feature on the other end.
Structurally sound models are bulletproof. You should be able to modify any portion of your model without affecting anything else. You should be assembly your models and they should fit and function as intended. You should not need to scrap your models and start over. This is one of the first signs of poor practice.
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The focus of our SolidWorks training is to take you beyond the commands. So each lesson considers what has been taught when exposing you to new concepts. In other words, each lesson builds on the knowledge you’ve gained from previous lessons.
This means you will always be working in familiar territory. This also means you’ll be prepared to learn the new concepts presented in each lesson. This is the common platform for every lesson in all of our courses. You work from the known to the unknown.
As a result, we rarely get support questions. We offer it, but our customers don’t need it. The courses cover the topics in a methodical method that make them easy to learn from. Just watch the lesson in the order they’re presented and you’ll be an expert in no time. It’s the fastest way to learn.
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David Melvin, PE, is a world renowned Autodesk Authorized Author, Autodesk University Speaker, and expert in the field of 3D Computer Aided Design. Using over 25 years of hands-on engineering and consulting experience, David has taught engineers, draftsmen, college professors, and students all over the world effective use of 3D CAD.
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SOLIDWORKS 2013 Training Courses
225 Video Training Lessons - 21.5 Hours - 4 Courses
The Professional Modeling course for SolidWorks 2013 is the first in a series of courses. The goal of this course is to teach you sound practices and procedures that speed your work and promotes the construction of stable models.
Models can become unstable and difficult to edit if you don’t use structured construction methods. So this is one of the main topics of this course. You will learn professional methods of creating models. Your models will be easy to edit, and you’ll know why.
The Professional Modeling course explains why one procedure is better than another. You will practice common mistakes and learn professional solutions.
The Advanced Parts and Assemblies course is the next course in the series. It shows advanced methods of creating complex parts and assemblies. You’ll use Excel worksheet to create parts. You’ll practice generating frames while learning about weldments, and you’ll practice adding welds to an assembly.
Top Down design is another aspect of this course. This is when you create an assembly within and single part file. You’ll learn best practices for doing this and how to leverage the power of multi-body modeling.
This course is packed tips and tricks that will make you an expert.
One of the fundamental tasks in the development of any assembly or product is to create part and assembly drawings. The Mechanical Drawings not only shows you how to do this, it shows you how to streamline the process.
Title blocks will automatically fill in when you insert a drawing view into your drawings. Tables will automatically insert where you want them and how you want them to look. Your custom sheet formats will automatically create drawings of any size using templates you create yourself.
By the time you finish this course you will know how to streamline the drawing construction process. Your drawings will look professionally formatted, and ultimately you work will be simplified.
The Sheet Metal Design course is the last course in the SolidWorks 2013 series of courses. That is, last but not least. This course amplifies your ability to create professional sheet metal models that match prototype and production samples.
You will learn about Bend Allowances, K-Factors, and Bend Tables. This course explains all the components of sheet metal design in simple to understand steps. You’ll also know how to apply them to your SolidWorks sheet metal models.
As always, our courses are designed to speed your work, and the Sheet Metal Design course does just that. You will learn how to setup SolidWorks so that your sheet metal parts function and unfold just the way you want them to.