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Learning SolidWorks 2011

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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359721-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359721-9

In this SolidWorks 2011 training video, author and expert trainer Alex Ruiz introduces you to the 3D CAD software, SolidWorks 2011.  This computer based training tutorial for SolidWorks 2011 starts you off assuming that you have no prior knowledge of SolidWorks, and teaches you what you need to know to create solid 3D models.
You will start with the installation of SolidWorks 2011, and move to a quick tour of the interface.  Alex then jumps right into sketching, parts, and assemblies.  With each lesson building on the one before, you will learn in bite-sized chunks that you will remember from lesson to lesson.  You will learn how to use sketching tools, such as Circles and Arcs, learn about dimensioning, relations, and creating planes.  With parts, you will learn about extruded, lofted, and revolved Boss features, holes, patterning, and more.  With assemblies, you will learn to create complete assemblies, as well as explode and select individual components.  Finally, you learn how to create drawings of your models, including part lists, and pack it all up for printing or distribution.
By the conclusion of this video tutorial for SolidWorks 2011, you will be fully capable of sketching a model, creating 3D views of that model, and producing line drawings for distribution of your model.  Working files are included to allow you to work alongside the author as he teaches you to use this powerful and popular 3D CAD software.

Total Time: 11.5 hours

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Table of Contents

01. Getting Started
    0101 What You Will Learn
    0102 Installing SolidWorks
    0103 Launching SolidWorks For The First Time
    0104 Quick Run Thru
02. The SolidWorks 2011 Interface
    0201 SolidWorks User Interface Overview
    0202 Elements Of The Graphics Area - Part 1
    0203 Elements Of The Graphics Area - Part 2
    0204 Using Menus And Toolbars
    0205 Eliminate Toolbars with The Command Manager
    0206 Save Time With The Shortcut Bar, Context Toolbars And Mouse Gestures
    0207 Using The Keyboard And Mouse
    0208 The FeatureManager Design Tree
03. SolidWorks Basics
    0301 Basic Concepts Of Solid Modeling
    0302 Start A New File - Open A file
    0303 Saving And Closing Documents
    0304 System Options And Document Properties
    0305 Measuring
04. Sketching In SolidWorks
    0401 Introducing Sketches
    0402 Adding Sketches
    0403 Inferencing While Sketching
    0404 Sketching Lines And Construction Lines
    0405 Circles And Arcs
    0406 Rectangles
    0407 More Sketch Entities
    0408 Most Common Sketch Tools - Part 1
    0409 Most Common Sketch Tools - Part 2
    0410 Smart Dimensions
    0411 Smart Dimensions Vs. Horizontal And Vertical Dimensions
    0412 Ordinate Dimensions
    0413 Horizontal, Vertical, And Coincident Relations
    0414 Perpendicular Intersection Parallel And MidPoint Relations
    0415 Equal And Collinear Relations
    0416 Concentric Tangent And Coradial Relations
    0417 Symmetric And Fix Relations
    0418 Editing Sketch Relations
    0419 Editing Sketches
    0420 A Brief Look At Splines
    0421 Good Sketching Practices And Troubleshooting
    0422 Chapter Project
05. Creating And Using Reference Geometry
    0501 Planes Overview
    0502 Creating Planes
    0503 Manipulating Planes
    0504 Other Reference Geometry
06. Parts
    0601 Parts Overview
    0602 Extruded Boss Base Features
    0603 Extruded Cut Features
    0604 Revolved Boss Base Features
    0605 Revolved Cut Features
    0606 Lofted Boss Base Features
    0607 Lofted Cut Features
    0608 Swept Boss Base Features
    0609 Swept Cut Features
    0610 Holes
    0611 Chamfers, Fillets And The FilletXpert
    0612 Patterns And Mirrors
    0613 Editing Parts
    0614 Instant3D
    0615 Part Properties
    0616 Chapter Project
07. Assemblies
    0701 Introduction To Assemblies
    0702 Assembly Design Methods
    0703 Creating Assemblies And Sub-Assemblies
    0704 Introduction To Mates
    0705 Standard Mates
    0706 Advanced Mates
    0707 Mechanical Mates
    0708 Toolbox And Standard Components
    0709 Editing Assemblies
    0710 Component Selection And Filtering Methods
    0711 Creating Exploded Assembly Views
    0712 Assembly And Component Properties
    0713 Assembly Best Practices And Troubleshooting
    0714 Chapter Project
08. Display States And Configurations
    0801 Configuring Dimensions And Features In A Part
    0802 Configuring Assembly Components
    0803 Derived Configurations
    0804 Creating Display States
09. Visualization Methods
    0901 Adjusting Model Appearances
    0902 Applying RealView Appearances
    0903 Scenes
    0904 Adding Decals
    0905 Introduction To PhotoView 360
10. Part Drawings
    1001 Drawing Basics
    1002 Creating And Opening Drawings
    1003 Creating Drawing Views
    1004 Adding Dimensions To Drawing Views
    1005 Using The Dimension Pallet
    1006 Additional Drawing Layout Tools
    1007 Drawing Annotation Tools
    1008 Identifying Assembly Components
    1009 Bill Of Materials
11. Printing And Sharing
    1101 Printing Documents
    1102 eDrawings
    1103 Pack And Go
    1104 Exporting SolidWorks Documents
12. Conclusion
    1201 About The Author


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