solidworks_2014In this SolidWorks 2014 training course, expert author Dean Kerste will teach you the tools and techniques needed for engineers and designers to create sketches, 3D models, and engineering drawings.

This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous 3D modeling or SolidWorks experience is required. You will start by learning the sketching basics, such as lines and rectangles, then jump into intermediate sketching, including polygons and slots. From there, Dean will show you the feature basics of SolidWorks, and how to work in the features environment.

This video tutorial will teach you how to model and edit a part, and how to transform it into 3D instantly. You will also learn how to work in the assembly environment, and learn intermediate assemblies such as distance, angle, and width mate. Finally, Dean will navigate you through the drawing environment, and teach you about the various drawing annotations. By the end of this computer based training course, you will have the basic knowledge and understanding of SolidWorks to create drawings and assemblies using this 3D modeling software. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

I would highly recommend you to get a copy of this training videos.

View the sample SolidWorks 2014 training videos here.

SolidWorks User Interface

March 23, 2013

SolidWorks User Interface is pretty simple and straight forward. There is 6 main area of interface you normally work with.

1) Menu Bar – Top most of the application, executing New File, Open File, Save, Print, Undo, Select, Rebuild, File Properties and Options.
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is-ls2013In this SolidWorks 2013 training video Matt Lombard will teach you how to create 3D CAD models using the tools and techniques made available to you in this popular software from Dassault Systems. This training course is designed for the absolute beginner, and no previous 3D CAD software experience is required in order to get the most out of this training video.

You will start with the basics of SolidWorks 2013, exploring the newly designed interface. Matt will guide you though customizing the interface to help you work efficiently, and then directs you right into using the sketch tools. This video tutorial uses real-world examples throughout to enforce the skills you are being taught.

Matt covers basic tools and techniques such as creating linkages, fillets and mirroring. He walks you through the tools for plastic parts, and sheet metal modeling. You will learn simple sweeps and lofts, creating part drawings and how to build assemblies. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

By the time you have completed this introduction to SolidWorks 2013, you will have a solid grasp on creating drawings and assemblies using this 3D mechanical modeling software. This computer based training tutorial focuses on building a solid foundation of the basics, so that you can continue on and grow your skill set to create more complex models and assemblies.

I would highly recommend you to get a copy of this training videos.

View the sample SolidWorks 2013 training videos here.

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In this short SolidWorks tutorial I’ll show you how to mirror your part and save time modelling the other part. First get your part ready and make sure it been saved. Click the [continue reading…]

solidworks-tutorial-bracketIt’s possible to model this bracket with two lines with SolidWorks, use extrude thin features! First make L sketch and directly extrude the sketch, look at thin feature and set thickness. This feature is simple and quick, it save your time without having to sketching offset and dimensioning the sketch…

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