Advanced Parts & Assemblies


Take Your Skills to a New Level!

This is the second course in the series. It’s designed to expand your part modeling skills and establish a strong assembly design and construction practice. You will learn all the details of creating and using configurations, using Excel worksheets to generate parts, creating Weldments and frames, multi-body modeling, and much more.

One of the benefits of working with 3D models is your ability to show your work to others and have them understand what you’re doing. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. With SolidWorks you can not only show them 3D models you can make them look real or at least close to real. You do this by customizing materials, which is how the Advanced Parts and Assemblies course starts. You’ll learn how to customize materials and appearances, and if you turn on RealView they can look like the real thing.

You can also make threads look like real threads. A standard thread in SolidWorks is simply an image that looks similar to threads, but this course shows you how to make 3D threads that match real world specifications. It’s simple, and once you’ve done it you’ll be able to quickly create 3D threads of any size.

This course covers several methods of creating multiple parts within a single part file. You can use Design Tables to generator several different models within a single file. You can create different Configurations in a single part file, and you can use Multi-body Modeling to create parts in a single part file. Each method has its strengths and weaknesses, but this course shows you how to leverage the power of each one.

You’ll practice using all the basic and advanced assembly mates. You’ll practice working with welments and adding weld beads, gussets, and end caps, and you’ll practice creating frames. You’ll create custom frame member shapes like square tubing, and you’ll apply end treatments that make your frame members fit together.

This course is packed with best practices, tips, and tricks to assure your models and assemblies are robust, easy to edit, and structurally sound.

81 Lessons (Listed Below)
7.9 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2015 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

You can also purchase a subscription to our SOLIDWORKS Online Training. This training can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer. It also expires when your subscription ends.  Subscriptions are not auto-renewed. We will send you a reminder when it’s about to expire.

SOLIDWORKS® 2015: Advanced Parts & Assemblies

Permanent license installs on your computer

SOLIDWORKS® 2015: Advanced Parts & Assemblies
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Permanent license installs on your computer

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SOLIDWORKS 2015: Advanced Parts & Assemblies

Files and Folders
Custom Materials
Mastering Materials
Custom Color Swatches
Intro to Custom Appearances
Creating Helixes
Helical Threads
Limits to Reusing Sketches
RealView and Scene Display
Introduction to Configurations
Add Configurations
Machined Versions
Comparing Configurations
Configuration Parameters
Material Configurations
Setting Surface Materials
Updating Template Configurations
Derived Configurations
Cast Configurations
Machined Configurations
Parent Child Configurations
Derived Material Settings
Introduction to Design Tables
Design Table Parameters
Parameter Syntax
Blank Design Tables
Select and Rename Dimensions
State Design Table Parameters
Reduce Design Table Memory I
Reduce Design Table Memory II
Importing Excel Files
Introduction to Equations
Equations and Configurations
Feature Parameter Equations
Conditional Statements
Equations and Design Parameters
Direct Input Equations
Custom Assembly Templates
Introduction to Weldments

Modifying Joints and Members
Trim Extend Members
End Caps
Weld Preparations
Exporting Bodies to Assemblies
Fillet Weld Beads
Weld Strategies
Intermittent Welds
Custom Libraries
Custom Profiles
Using Custom Profiles
Degrees of Freedom
Understanding Mate Errors
Mate Type Errors
Mate Strategies
Width Mate
Symmetric Mate
Linear Coupler Mate
Advanced Distance Mate
Advanced Angle Mate
Organizing Assembly Components
Bottom Up Design
Linear Component Pattern
Shortcomings of Bottom Up Design
Middle Out Design
Creating Sub Assemblies
Adding the Toolbox
Building Sub Assemblies
Create Parts from Surfaces
Effective Smart Mates
Advanced Assembly Aspects
Projecting Curves to Surfaces
Cutting With Surfaces
Assemblies into Parts
Using Inserted Parts
Linked Part Files
Details of External References
Split Part Best Practices
Strategy for Multi-Body Modeling