SOLIDWORKS® 2020
Productivity Bundle

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5 Courses
Over 27.2 hrs Video Instruction

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6.9 hours of instruction.

The Professional Modeling course for SOLIDWORKS 2020 gives you a strong foundation of skills that can be used in subsequent courses. You practice using SOLIDWORKS while you watch how it’s done.

Each step of the way you learn structured procedures that insure your models are professionally built. By learning best practices and professional modeling processes your models will be easy to edit. They’ll be structurally sound, and you’ll learn to build them in the fastest time possible.

Not only will you learn best practices, you’ll learn them in the shortest time possible. Many users waist time trying to figure out how to use SOLIDWORKS on their own, but watching how it’s done correctly is much faster. It prevents bad habits or ineffective methods from being used, and you build a clearer understanding of how to effectively use the commands. When effective workflow strategies is the real goal in the professional use of SOLIDWORKS, Professional Modeling course is the fastest way to get started.

The Professional Modeling course has 6.9 hours of video instruction. If you use the course 8 hours a day it will take about 3 days on average to complete. When you’re finished you will have a strong foundation of skills that are required for subsequent courses.

Lessons:
Introduction
Custom Templates
Organizing File Storage Locations
Creating Sketches
Shaded Sketch Contours
Extruding a Profile
Mastering View Commands
UI Settings
Updating Templates
Inferred and Automatic Relations
Fully Defining Sketches
Mirroring Sketch Geometry
Revolving a Profile
Extruded Cuts
Linear Patterns
Circular Patterns
Sketch Patterns vs 3D Patterns
Missing Pattern Geometry
Sweep
Guide Curve Sweep
Multiple Guide Curve Sweep
Wrap Path and Guide Curve
Advanced Sweep Profile Concepts
Practical Sweep Application
Introduction to the Shell command
Shell Command Strategy
Application of the Shell Command
Reusing Sketches
Introduction to the Hole Wizard
Oblique Surface Construction
Advanced Hole Placement
Finishing Features
Introduction to the Loft Command
Loft Twist and Connection Points
Loft Guide Curves
Loft Guide Curve Influence
Start and End Loft Constraints
Centerline Lofts
Closed Loop Lofts
Tangent Faces and Guide Curves
Sweep vs Loft
Using 3D Sketches
3D Sketch Planes
Advanced 3D Sketch Techniques
Mirroring Features
Introduction to Splines
Advanced Spline Constraints
Using 3D Splines
Mounting Bosses
Boss Fins
Trick for Adding Boss Ribs
Contour Ribs
Rib Matrix
Draft
Repairing Ribs
Strategy for Applying Fillets
Forcing Fillet Construction
Mouse Gestures
Shortcut Keys
Shortcut Bars
Multiple Sketch Relations
Copying Sketch Geometry
Boundary Command Details
Complex Boundaries
The Dome Command
Text on Sketches
More Text Strategies
Embossing and Engraving
Conclusion

7.9 hours of instruction.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: Advanced Parts & Assemblies course shows you how to unlock the power of custom configurations, using equations to create features, how to work with design tables, how to create part generators and much much more. This course is packed with tips and tricks that will make your models and assemblies bulletproof.

So the title of the course describes what you’ll learn. You’ll learn advanced methods of creating single part models, and you’ll learn basic through advanced methods of creating and working with assemblies. You’ll also learn that you can merge the two concepts together by creating assemblies from single part models. In fact, this is called solid body modeling or top down design. There are too many facets of this concept to discuss here, but you can be assured to learn all about it in the course.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: Advanced Parts & Assemblies course has over 7.9 hours of video instruction. If you study the course 8 hours a day, the average time it takes to watch the lessons and practice the tasks is about 3 days. When you’re finished you’ll have an extremely strong foundation of skills that are required for subsequent courses.

Lessons:
Introduction
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
Gussets
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
Conclusion

4.1 hours of instruction.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: Mechanical Drawings course shows you how to customize your 2D drawing tasks. You’ll learn how to create title blocks that automatically populate with all the information from the model. Custom borders, tables, and BOMs are covered in detail as well as how to control the look of these features with layers and other settings. Every element on mechanical drawings will be in your control by the time you finish this course.

You’ll learn how to use all the drawing commands, but the powerhouse of this course is the time you’ll save with automated drawing construction. Drawings will be formatted to your specifications without any additional work. Simply add your views and dimensions, and the drawing will be complete. Review tables and notes can be added with a few clicks, and your drawings will look professionally constructed.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: Mechanical Drawings course has over 4.1 hours of video instruction. If you study the course 8 hours a day, the average time it takes to watch the lessons and practice the tasks is about 3 days.

Lessons:
Introduction
Files and Folders
Starting a New Drawing
Defining a Printable Area
Custom Borders
Drawing Layers
Custom Title Blocks
Setup Title Block Fields
Linking Title Block Fields
Creating Custom Properties
Title Block Text Fields
Links and Title Block Fields
Combining Fields and Text
Applying Fields and Text
Property Tab Builder
Custom Property List File
Advanced Control Elements
Using Property Tabs
Custom Drawing Templates
Default Sheet Formats
Custom Sheet Formats
Test Driving Sheet Formats
View Scale Settings
Isometric Dimetric Trimetric
Section Views
Driven and Driving Dimensions
Driven vs Driving Dimensions
Best Dimensioning Practice
Chamfer and Fillet Dimensions
Revision Tables
Customizing Revision Tables
Custom Revision Templates
Editing Table Templates
Multiple Views
Auxiliary View
Detail View
Partial Section Views
Center Mark Options
Centerline Options
Broken Views
Ordinate Dimensions
Baseline Dimensions
Assembly Section Views
Exploded Views
BOMs
Conclusion

4.0 hours of instruction.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: Sheet Metal Design course is designed to help you streamline your work while improving your accuracy. The key in doing this is to understand the settings that control how sheet metal models are constructed and how flat patterns are produced. Once you understand this you can setup templates that speed the process. This course shows you how it’s done.

Not only will you learn how to use all the sheet metal commands and how to leverage their use, you’ll learn advanced methods of creating sheet metal assemblies. You’ll learn how top down and bottom up sheet metal assemblies are constructed, and you’ll practice tips and tricks that will speed the process.

Need to make 2D drawings of your sheet metal parts? You might also be interested in learning how to export DXF files for numeric control. This course shows you how it’s done. It’s packed with tips and tricks covering all your sheet metal needs.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: Sheet Metal Design course has over 4.0 hours of video instruction. If you study 8 hours a day, the average time it take to watch the lessons and practice the tasks is 3 days.

Lessons:
Introduction
Base Flange Command
Edge Flange Command
Flange Profiles
Bend Relief Settings
Miter Flange Command
Corner Trim Command
Trick for Corner Relief
Linking Variables
K-Factors and BA
Bend Deduction
Bend Tables
Gauge Tables
Sheet Metal Templates
Basic Construction Strategy
Closing Corners
Hems in Detail
Bottom Up Sheet Metal Part I
Bottom Up Sheet Metal Part II
Bottom Up Sheet Metal Part III
Custom Drawing Bend Lines
Sheet Metal Drawing Colors
Sheet Metal Drawing Templates
Model to DXF
Drawing to DXF
Multi-Body Sheet Metal Intro
Holes on Multi-Bodies
Adding Bodies to Hole List
Simple Hole vs Hole Wizard
Multi-Body Practice and Tips
Multi-Body to Assembly
Multi-Body to Drawing and DXF
Conclusion

4.3 hours of instruction.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: FEA Made Simple course is an advanced course designed to help both beginner and advanced users unlock the power of the FEA module. We recommend that you watch the first 4 courses in the series before watching this course.

It shows both beginner and advanced users how to simplify your work to leverage the power of the software. Simple math is used to confirm the accuracy of your study results. All the components and options of FEA are described in detail so that you know how to take control. Each step of the way you’ll learn practical methods of creating accurate FEA studies.

If you’re not confident about using the FEA module you will not use it. This is why the FEA Made Simple course simplifies and breaks down complex concepts into simple to understand steps. When you take these steps and then compare your results to the study results, you’ll begin to build confidence.

While there’s a little more to it than predicting study results, this course covers everything you’ll need. Notch sensitivity and how to deal with it, material selection, mesh element types, the list goes on. Each component is described in detail so that you will clearly understand everything you need to know make accurate studies and predict real world results.

The SOLIDWORKS 2020: FEA Made Simple course has over 4.3 hours of video instruction. If you study 8 hours a day, the average time it takes to watch the lessons and practice the tasks is 3 days.

Lessons:
Introduction
Simulation Setup
Basic Static Simulation
Basic Static Study Results
Normal Stress
Sensors
Shear and Normal Stresses
Principal Stress Intro
Mohr’s Circle
Coordinate Systems
Principal Stresses
Von Mises Stress
Normal vs Von Mises
Calculating Bending Stress
Equivalent Moments and Forces
Couples and Moments
Common Sense Deduction
Torsion and Shear
Combined Loads and Stresses
Point vs Area Loads
Hand vs FEA Calculations
Separate Bending and Torsion
Iso Clipping
Mesh Elements
Second Order Elements
Mesh Controls
Automatic Mesh Transitions
Curvature Based Meshes
Beams
Beam Slenderness Ratio
Understand Direction 1 2
Beam Analysis
Profile Stresses
Tapered Beams
Tapered Beam Elements
Introduction to Trusses
Method of Joints
Force Propagation
Constraining Trusses
Truss Study Details
Fixing Truss Joints
Solving Short Beam Problems
Fixing Unstable Models
Shell Elements
Convert Solid to Shell
Shell Study Details
Design by Displacement
Factor of Safety
Conclusion

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