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Solidworks: An introduction to the 3D editor

This video-based 3D editor course will teach you how to use Solidworks for your 3D engineering drawings.

Engineering
Free Course
Solidworks is a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and a Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) application used to create Solid models. It helps users sketch 2D drawings using geometry and create 3D models for any part or assembly, regardless of size and complexity. The application has downloadable 3D printing models, designs, and CAD files which makes it very versatile. This course will show you how Solidworks can boost your designs.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    Joseph Larsen

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This course will first introduce you to the SolidWorks editing application. You will learn how to navigate the home screen and the options available along with an introduction to the settings you can use to personalize your interface. You will study the types of relationships that can be created between lines and how to create these relationships. The course will also show you how to set and change dimensions for lines, circles, and arcs.

Next, you will learn how to create centrelines, circular patterns, mirroring, and linear patterns to build out a sketch ready for extrusion. The course will teach you how to create a solid which is a 3d model containing information about an object, work with curved surfaces using the Revolve and Revolve Cut tools, and use the Sweep function to make a solid or cut along a path that is sketched along a plane. You will also learn how to add features as fillet or chamfer.

CAD is an extremely important tool in the design and development of products. Solidworks can help designers sketch and create 2D and 3D drawings and models with accuracy and ease. By learning Solidworks' nine tools used in sketching, the mirror function, the extrude tool, the plane view, and the revolve, you will be able to create a fully defined sketch. Check out the course today and enhance your designing and drawing skills in no time.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:


  • List the steps needed to start sketching
  • Define what a plain is in SolidWorks
  • Identify the nine tools used in sketching
  • List the relations that can be created between lines
  • Discuss why it is important to have a fully defined sketch
  • Describe how to use the mirror function
  • Explain what the extrude tool does
  • Describe what the plane view does
  • Describe what revolve is used for
  • Describe what the sweep Boss outputs
  • Outline the steps needed to create a linear or circular pattern

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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