Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Starting SolidWorks

    • Introduction

    • Interface Tour

    • View Manipulation

    • Intro to Sketching - Starting a Part

    • Starting a Sketch

    • Sketch Tools

    • Geometric Relations

    • Dimensions

    • Extrude Feature

    • Editing Geometry

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Basic Sketching

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Basic Extrude

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Editing Geometry

  • 2

    Part Design

    • Overview of Design

    • Creating the Base Feature

    • The Tab - Creating the Tab Profile

    • The Tab - Tab Design Intent

    • The Tab - Creating the Tab Feature

    • Hole in the Tab

    • Mirror Feature

    • Rollback Bar and Order of Features

    • Hole Wizard

    • Fillets

    • Materials

    • Mass Properties

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Mounting Block

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Bracket

    • Revolve Feature

    • Cutout and Circular Pattern

    • Linear Pattern

    • Ribs

    • Shell

    • Chamfer

    • Planes

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Pinion Mount

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Strainer

  • 3

    Assemblies and Drawings

    • Assembly Overview

    • Starting an Assembly

    • Inserting Additional Components

    • Move Components

    • Mating the Wheel

    • Mating the Pin

    • Toolbox

    • Exploded View

    • Working With Sub-Assemblies

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Basic Moving Assembly

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Brace Assembly

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Scissor Jack Assembly

    • Drawings Overview - Starting a New Drawing

    • Model Views

    • Projected Views

    • Model Items

    • Dimensions

    • Associativity

    • Annotations

    • Detail View

    • Section View

    • Assembly Drawing

    • Bill of Materials

    • Balloons

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Part Drawing - Clevis

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Part Drawing - Holder

    • Guided Exercise + Video: Part Drawing - Holder

  • 4

    CSWA Info and Prep

    • Why Get Certified?

    • What is the CSWA?

    • Preparing for the Exam

    • SOLIDWORKS Versions

    • Purchasing and Setting up the Exam

    • Test Taking Strategy

    • Practice Exams

    • Multiple Choice Section Overview

    • Model View

    • Projected View

    • Auxiliary View

    • Section View

    • Partial Section

    • Aligned Section

    • Broken Out Section

    • Detail View

    • Relative to Model

    • Standard 3 View

    • Break View

    • Cropped View

    • Alternate Position View

    • Empty View

    • Predefined View

    • Modeling Question Preview

    • CSWA Part Exercise

    • Analyzing the Part Model

    • Setting up the Model

    • Where to Begin

    • Creating the First Feature

    • The First Cut-Out

    • The Remaining Cuts

    • Adding Fillets

    • Answering the Question

    • Updating the Geometry

  • 5

    CWSA Part II

    • Modeling Question Preview

    • CSWA Exercise - Part 2

    • Where to Begin

    • Sketching the Profile

    • The Arc Cut-Outs

    • Creating the Oval Pockets

    • Adding the Fillets and Answering the Question

    • Modifying the Part

    • Assembly Model Preview

    • CSWA Assembly Exercises

    • Analyzing the Assembly

    • Placing the First Component

    • Using SmartMates to Position Components

    • Placing the Piston Linkage Components

    • Positioning the Rest of the Components

    • Adding the Angle Mate and Answering the Questions

    • Answering the Second Question

  • 6

    SimulationXpress

    • How to View Your Exam Results

    • Accessing Your Certificates and Logos

    • Getting Listed in the Online Directory

    • Overview - Why use Xpress?

    • Assumptions

    • Starting an Analysis

    • Units

    • Applying Fixtures

    • Applying Loads

    • Applying a Material

    • Running the Simulation

    • Interpreting Results - Stress and Displacement

    • Factor of Safety

    • Output and Reports

    • Optimizing a Design

    • Summary

    • Exercise + Video: Crankshaft

    • Exercise + Video: Pipe Reducer

    • Custom Materials

    • Split Line