Advanced Parts & Assemblies


Take Your Skills to a New Level!

The SolidWorks 2016: Advanced Parts and Assemblies course takes the skills you’ve learned in the Professional Modeling course to a new level. You’ll practice advanced methods of creating single models and you’ll explore all the details of creating structurally sound assemblies. You’ll create part files that will generate a multitude of similar part files just my selecting a setting. You’ll create assemblies from a single part file containing all the components. You’ll practice using all of SolidWorks’ mates, and much more. This course is packed with tips and tricks that will make you an advanced modeler.

Your first task will be to learn how to create custom materials and define how they look. SolidWorks does a fine job of making your models look real, but you can improve on this. One of the first steps is to create custom materials and learn about all the settings. Turn on the RealView option, and your models and assemblies come to life.

One of the benefits of working with 3D models is your ability to convey your ideas and concepts to others. When you create models that look like the real thing nontechnical people tend to understand better. While this is just a small portion of the training taught in this course it is an important skill to master.

In fact, we take this concept to the next level by showing you how to create 3D helical threads. The standard thread is just an image that looks similar to threads, but you can produce realistic and accurate 3D threads. This course shows you how it’s done.

Configurations are another powerhouse tool that can be used in many ways. Models can contain several different configurations. For example a model can have a configuration with a round hole and a different configuration with a square hole. You’ll create the base model, and then create configurations with unique features. This allows you to create a multitude of similar models with a single file.

Another use for configurations is to define cast parts. The cast part can be the base model and configurations can be machined versions. Cast parts are often machined in different ways to create several different parts. Each version can be a configuration within a single part file. This saves a great deal of modeling time because you only need to construct the cast portion one time. You’ll know how to leverage this tool because it’s explained step by step in the course.

Design Tables are like model generators. They can be used to generate a multitude of similar parts in a single part file. They’re driven by Excel worksheets. This course takes this powerful tool a step further by showing you how to extract independent model files from the model generator. So this is a quick way to accurately produce models.

The course covers so much material it cannot be described here. Read through the list of lessons to see the topics it covers.

81 Lessons (Listed Below)
7.9 Hours

The SOLIDWORKS 2016 courses above install on your computer and never expire. Purchase it one time and have the training for life.

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SOLIDWORKS® 2016: Advanced Parts & Assemblies

Permanent license installs on your computer

SOLIDWORKS® 2016: Advanced Parts & Assemblies
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Permanent license installs on your computer

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SOLIDWORKS 2016: 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