Advanced Parts & Assemblies


Take Your Skills to a New Level!

Learn advanced concepts for creating SolidWorks 2017 parts and assemblies. Discover the power of custom configurations, using equations to create features, and advanced mates. This course is packed with what you need to become an expert.

Configurations, custom part generators, and design tables are just a few of the advanced concepts you’ll learn from this course. Your training will go deeper than you might expect, but you’ll find the advanced concepts easy to learn.

The SolidWorks 2017: Advanced Parts and Assemblies course begins your training by showing you how to customize materials. You’ll practice changing the look of your custom materials as well as how to organize them.

You’ll quickly begin working with advanced concepts like creating true 3D threads. The standard thread command creates an image that looks similar to threads, but your threads will match real world thread specifications and look like the real thing. In fact you’ll learn how to turn on Real View which really makes them look like real threads.

As mentioned, configurations are covered in detail. Here you’ll learn how to create similar parts with a few different features. Castings are a perfect application for configurations because a casting is similar to the final machined parts. So castings and the parts made from them are typically constructed as configurations. This course shows you the details of how to get this done with accuracy and precision.

You can use Design Tables, which are Excel worksheets, to create a part generator. All the unique features of a series of parts can be controlled by Design Tables. This course shows you how it’s done. Using equations to control features is also covered in detail.

Frames with various joint types are also covered with a full explanation of your options and how to best to control them. You’ll practice working with weldments, frames, gussets, and end caps, and then you’ll weld them together. Welds of all types are explained while you create them. You’ll also create custom libraries that store your custom shapes used in frames. This course shows you every step.

Assemblies can be created using Bottom Up, Middle Out, and Top Down design strategies. This course shows you how to work with all of them. You’ll practice adding all the basic and advanced mates. You’ll practice creating assemblies from a single part file, which is known as multi-body modeling. You also explore several advanced method used by professionals to create structurally sound models and assemblies.

Need to streamline your work? This course shows you effective methods of getting the job done. It’s loaded with tips and tricks that go beyond the commands.

81 Lessons (Listed Below)
7.9 Hours

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SOLIDWORKS® 2017: Advanced Parts & Assemblies

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SOLIDWORKS 2017: 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