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  • Introduction

    • About This Course
    • Windows® XP
    • Use of Color

    Lesson 1: SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface

    • What is the SolidWorks Software
    • Design Intent
    • File References
    • Opening Files
    • The SolidWorks User Interface

    Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

    • 2D Sketching
    • Stages in the Process
    • Saving Files
    • what are We Going to Sketch?
    • Sketching
    • Sketch Entities
    • Basic Sketching
    • Rules That Govern Sketches
    • Design Intent
    • Sketch Relations
    • Dimensions
    • Extrude
    • Sketching Guidelines

    Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling

    • Basic Modeling
    • Terminology
    • Choosing the Best Profile
    • Choosing the Sketch Plane
    • Details of the Part
    • Boss Feature
    • Sketching on a Planar Face
    • Cut Feature
    • Using the Hole Wizard
    • View Options
    • Filleting
    • Detailing Basics
    • Drawing Views
    • Center Marks
    • Dimensioning
    • Changing Parameters

    Lesson 4: Modeling a Casting or Forging

    • Case Study: Ratchet
    • Design Intent
    • Boss Feature with Draft
    • Symmetry in the Sketch
    • Sketching Inside the Model
    • View Options
    • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
    • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
    • Using Copy and Paste

    Lesson 5: Patterning

    • Why Use Patterns?
    • Reference Geometry
    • Linear Pattern
    • Circular Patterns
    • Mirror Patterns
    • Using Pattern Seed Only
    • Sketch Driven Patterns

    Lesson 6: Revolved Features

    • Case Study: Handwheel
    • Design Intent
    • Revolved Features
    • Building the Rim
    • Building the Spoke
    • Edit Material
    • Mass Properties
    • File Properties
    • SolidWorks SimulationXpress
    • Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress
    • The SimulationXpress Interface

    Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs

    • Shelling and Ribs
    • Analyzing and Adding Draft
    • Other Options for Draft
    • Shelling
    • Ribs
    • Full Round Fillets
    • Thin Features

    Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs

    • Part Editing
    • Editing Topics
    • Sketch Issues
    • FilletXpert
    • DraftXpert

    Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes

    • Part Editing
    • Design Changes
    • Information From a Model
    • Rebuilding Tools
    • Sketch Contours
    • Editing with Instant 3D

    Lesson 10: Configurations

    • Configurations
    • Using Configurations
    • Creating Configurations
    • Link Values
    • Equations
    • Configure Dimension / Feature
    • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
    • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
    • Design Library

    Lesson 11: Using Drawings

    • More About Making Drawings
    • Section View
    • Model Views
    • Broken View
    • Detail Views
    • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
    • Projected Views
    • Annotations

    Lesson 12: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

    • Case Study: Universal Joint
    • Bottom-Up Assembly
    • Creating a New Assembly
    • Position of the First Component
    • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
    • Adding Components
    • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
    • Sub-assemblies
    • Smart Mates
    • Inserting Sub-assemblies
    • Pack and Go

    Lesson 13: Using Assemblies

    • Using Assemblies
    • Analyzing the Assembly
    • Checking for Clearances
    • Changing the Values of Dimensions
    • Exploded Assemblies
    • Explode Line Sketch
    • Bill of Materials
    • Assembly Drawings

    Appendix A: Templates

    • Options Settings
    • Document Templates