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SolidWorks - Basics and User Interface

In this course, you will explore the main user interface in SolidWorks and learn how to access various commands. You'll also learn to create and manage document templates, and discover how to explore all aspects of your design in both 2D and 3D environments.

SolidWorks - Sketching

This course provides you with the basics and best practices used when creating sketches in SolidWorks. You'll learn how to use the various sketching commands, how to sketch efficiently, and how to manage your sketches. Upon completion of this course, you should have the knowledge required to successfully create and manage a variety of sketch geometry using SolidWorks.

SolidWorks - Parts & Features

The SolidWorks Parts & Features course is intended for users who have learned the essentials of sketching in SOLIDWORKS and want to advance to part and feature creation. Upon completion of this course you'll have the knowledge required to create 3D part documents in SOLIDWORKS, preparing you to move on to assembly and/or drawing creation. This course also covers 3D sketch creations to create complicated models and multibody techniques. You will practice creating 3D sketches, plane creation, Sweep features, and explore multibody methods such as bridging, local operations, tool body, and use of the Combine tool.

SolidWorks - Assemblies

The SolidWorks Assemblies course is intended for users who have learned the essentials of part creation and want to advance to assembly creation. Upon completion of this course, you should have the knowledge required to successfully build and manage assembly documents. This course contents video lessons detailing the various processes and procedures used to create assemblies, while intermittent project lessons and quizzes let you practice what you learn. This course will also show how to create parts in the context of an assembly document. Also known as Top-down Design, designing in the context of an assembly allows you to leverage existing model geometry to facilitate your designs.

The Managing Large Assemblies course is intended to teach users about the SolidWorks tools, techniques, and features designed to help manage large assemblies and make them efficient. You will learn how to configure and setup your workstation and also learn assembly structure organization techniques to help you work more efficiently. You will also practice creating configurations to facilitate quicker and easier access to components. Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to work efficiently and effectively in large assemblies. Included in this course are the best practices for modeling techniques to create faster performing parts.

SolidWorks - Drawings & Detailing

This course is intended to teach SolidWorks users how to create engineering drawings from parts and assemblies. Upon completion of this course, you should have the knowledge required to successfully create and manage drawing documents in SolidWorks.

SolidWorks - Surface Design

The SolidWorks Surface Design course is intended to teach users how to generate and repair complex surfaces using lofts, sweeps, and other surfacing tools. You'll also learn techniques for editing and managing surface geometry including trim, extend, fillet and knit surfaces. Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to start working on your own complex surface designs.

SolidWorks - Weldments

This course is designed to teach users how to model Weldment, or structural member designs. You’ll learn how to create and manage weldments, apply weld beads, document your weldment designs with drawings, and you'll get to create a few weldment projects as well. Upon completion of this course, you’ll have the skills needed to model and detail a variety of weldment designs.

SolidWorks - Routing an Electrical Conduit

This SolidWorks Electrical Conduit Routing course will guide and teach you how to create a conduit route of a garden light layout. It will cover setting up the routing environment, overview of the design library, using routing commands, adding wiring information and then creating a drawing of the design. You will also be challenged with a project that will let you apply what you learned in creating a conduit route of a ceiling fan.

SolidWorks - Mold Tool Design

This workshop covers the steps and processes needed to create a mold in SolidWorks. You'll begin by learning some fundamentals of injection molding, followed by several videos detailing the steps required to create a part mold. You'll learn how to analyze a model to see if it's ready for mold creation, prepare a model for mold creation, and all the steps required to make the mold core, cavity and any side-cores. In addition to the main workshop example, you'll also get to practice making a few simple molds along the way.

SolidWorks - Sheet Metal Design

This course is designed to teach you how to create and manage sheet metal parts in SolidWorks. You'll learn some basic terminology, industry methods used to design sheet metal parts, and even how to create sheet metal parts using top-down design techniques. Additionally, a number of specialized and unique applications are covered, including shell features, cylindrical parts, conical parts, lofts, reverse fold solutions, vents, and flat patterns. Upon completion of this course, you`ll be ready to create your own sheet metal parts.

SolidWorks - Simulation

This course covers SolidWorks Simulation Basic, including understanding finite element analysis (FEA), the benefits to Simulation, the different types of FEA analyses available with SolidWorks Simulation and simplifying design studies. You will also learn how to perform and understand linear static analysis in detail.

This course also contents Flow Simulation. Flow Simulation is a full featured Computation fluid dynamics (CFD) program that simplifies your computational fluid dynamic studies, making them more accessible to the average user. Where FloXpress has its limitations, Flow Simulation provides increased parameter and boundary control, a variety of plots, mesh refinement, and transient analysis. Use it to simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, run "what if" scenarios, heat transfer studies, and much more. The SolidWorks Flow Simulation course will teach you how to set up, run and view results of a fluid flow and/or heat transfer analysis using SolidWorks Flow Simulation. It will guide you through the necessary commands, menus, and options required to run a Flow Simulation analysis. Project lessons let you practice various simulation studies, helping you to reinforce what you`ve learned.

SolidWorks - Motion Fundamentals

This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of creating and running Motion studies for your SolidWorks models, from simple animations to dynamic motion analyses. You will learn what Motion is and what you can do with it, the basic concepts involved in a motion study, how to define contact & friction, CAM integration, motion optimization, and how Motion integrates with SolidWorks Simulation.