Introduction to Package Development with Solidworks - Basics


Course Description

The objective of this course is to bring practice and application to the fundamentals tools of Solidworks, within the context of packaging. Access to Solidworks software is not included in this course—students are expected to have an active license to the software. To access the student edition, check out this link: https://student-store.solidworks.com/1566/?scope=checkout&cart=220942&cfg=SolidWorks2019&paymenttypes=PPA_STD,CCA_DIS,CCA_MAS,CCA_VIS

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Solidworks

    • Welcome to Solidworks

    • How to Navigate the Course

    • Introduction to CAD Think

    • Interface

    • View Manipulation

    • Task Pane

    • 3 Concepts

    • Computer Test: 3D PDF

    • How to Create 3D PDFs

    • How to Create ZIP Files

    • Introduction to Solidworks

    • Practice

    • Practice Assessment

    • Online CAD resources

    • Practice Quiz

    • Survey: Week 1

  • 2

    Sketching

    • Sketching Introduction

    • Getting Started Sketching

    • Line Tool

    • Rectangle Tool

    • Circles and Arcs

    • Automatic Sketch Relations

    • Manual Geometric Relations

    • Dimensions

    • Sketch Fillets

    • Mirror Tool

    • Offset Entities

    • Trim Tool

    • Convert Entities

    • Sketch on Faces

    • Circular Sketch Pattern

    • Linear Sketch Pattern

    • Linear Pattern Tool

    • Power User Sketching Methods

    • Lesson: Design of Corrugated Box and Divider

    • Assignment: Design of a Corrugated Box and Divider

    • Check: Design of a Corrugated Box and Divider

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Sketching

    • Survey: Week 2

  • 3

    Sketched Features and Parts

    • Introduction to Sketched Features and Parts

    • Extrude Boss

    • Contours and Thin Feature

    • Extrude Cut

    • Revolved Boss

    • Revolved Cut

    • Sweep

    • Loft

    • Editing Parts

    • Appearance Callout

    • Feature Suppressions

    • Parent Child Relationships

    • Mass Properties

    • Lesson: Cushion Design for a Printer

    • Assignment: Create a Cushioning System for a Cell Phone

    • Check: Create a Cushioning System for a Cell Phone

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Sketched Features and Parts

    • Survey: Week 3

  • 4

    Applied Features

    • Introduction to Applied Features

    • Fillet

    • Chamfer

    • Shell

    • Mirror

    • Mirror Bodies

    • Reference Planes

    • Circular Pattern tool

    • Curve Driven Patterns

    • Axes

    • Planes

    • Wrap

    • Replicating Features

    • Lesson: Design of a Product in a Blister Pack

    • Assignment: Design of a Product in a Blister Pack

    • Check: Design of a Product in a Blister Pack

    • Lesson: Design of a Gift Box

    • Assignment: Design of a Salad Container

    • Check: Design of a Salad Container

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Applied Features

    • Survey: Week 4

  • 5

    Assemblies

    • Introduction to Assemblies

    • Starting an Assembly

    • Inserting Components

    • Positioning Parts

    • Exploded Views

    • Intro to mates

    • Mating Parts

    • Smart Mates

    • Interface Detection

    • Collision Detection

    • Lesson: Assembly Drawing of an Exploded Shipping Package

    • Assignment: Assembly Drawing of the Exploded Shipping Package

    • Check: Assembly Drawing of the Exploded Shipping Package

    • Lesson: Product in the Clamshell Package

    • Assignment: Clamshell Jewelry Box

    • Check: Clamshell Jewelry Box

    • Lesson: Assembly of the Corrugated Box and Bottle

    • Assignment: Assembly of the Corrugated Box and Jar

    • Check: Assembly of the Corrugated Box and Jar

    • Need More Practice?

    • Quiz: Assemblies

    • Survey: Week 5

  • 6

    Drawings

    • Introduction to Drawings

    • Intro to Drawings

    • Model Views

    • Section Views

    • Detail View

    • Bill of Material

    • Adding Balloons

    • Drawing Dimensions

    • Lesson: Drawing for the Cushion Foam

    • Assignment: Drawing for the Cushion Foam

    • Check: Drawing for the Cushion Foam

    • Need More Practice?

    • Quiz: Drawings

    • Survey: Week 6

  • 7

    Advanced Sketching

    • Introduction to Advanced Sketching

    • Ellipses

    • Polygons

    • Parabolas

    • Splitting Entities

    • Helixes and Spirals

    • Curves through x, y, and z points

    • Curves - Composite

    • Curves through Reference Points

    • Curves - Projected

    • Curves - Intersection

    • Derived Sketches

    • Sketching Relations

    • Intro to 3D Sketching

    • 3D Sketching with Planes

    • 3D Sketching Planes

    • Lesson: Design of an Apple Tray

    • Assignment: Design of an Egg Carton

    • Check: Design of an Egg Carton

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Advanced Sketching

    • Survey: Week 7

  • 8

    Advanced Sweeping

    • Introduction to Advanced Sweeping

    • Path Options

    • Guide Curves

    • Multiple Guide Curves

    • Profile Orientation

    • Twists

    • Swept Cut

    • Threads

    • Need More Practice?

  • 9

    Advanced Lofting

    • Introduction to Advanced Lofting

    • Closing a Loft

    • Controlling Loft Points

    • Loft Profiles

    • Start and End Constraints

    • Guide Curves

    • Centerlines

    • Adding Sections

    • Cutting with a Loft

    • Assignment: Design of a bottle and handle

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Advanced Sweeping and Lofting

    • Survey: Week 8

  • 10

    Advanced Features

    • Introduction to Advanced Features

    • Constant Radius Fillet

    • Variable Radius Fillet

    • Face Fillet

    • Hold Line Fillet

    • Curvature Continuous Fillet

    • Full Round Fillet

    • Fillet Expert

    • Intro to Flex Feature

    • Flex Set up

    • Bending

    • Twisting

    • Taper

    • Stretching

    • Intro to Indent

    • Performing Multiple Indentions

    • Cutting with Indent

    • Assignment: Create a keychain hand sanitizer wrap

    • Check: Create a Keychain Hand Sanitizer Wrap

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Advanced Features

    • Survey: Week 9

  • 11

    Multibodies, Core and Cavity, and Fastening Features

    • Introduction

    • Intro to Multibodies

    • Creating Multibody Parts

    • Splitting Bodies

    • Uses for Multibodies

    • Combining Multibodies

    • Cutting out Patterns

    • Positioning Solid Bodies

    • Draft Analysis

    • Scale

    • Parting Lines

    • Parting Surfaces

    • Creating a Mold

    • Snap Hooks

    • Snap Groove

    • Vents

    • Lip and Groove

    • Lesson: Mold Design of a Bottle and Cap

    • Assignment: Mold Design of a Jar

    • Check: Mold Design of a Jar

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Mutlibodies, Core and Cavity, and Fastening Features

    • Survey: Week 9

  • 12

    Photoworks

    • Intro to Photoview

    • Adjusting the Scene

    • Applying Appearances

    • Photoview 360 Lighting

    • Orienting the Model

    • Creating a Camera

    • Final Rendering

  • 13

    Simulation

    • Introduction to Simulation

    • Introduction to Simulation

    • Overview

    • Creating a Study

    • Creating a Mesh

    • Defining the Environment

    • Editing Plots

    • Overview and Plots

    • Section Clipping

    • ISO Clipping

    • Displacement Plots

    • Factor of Safety Plots

    • Lesson: Static Loading Simulation of the Filled Bottle

    • Lesson: Drop Simulation of the Bottle

    • Lesson: Frequency Analysis of the Filled Bottle

    • Need More Practice?

    • Practice Assessment

    • Quiz: Simulation

    • Survey: Week 10

  • 14

    Wrap Up

    • Final Exam

    • Final Exam Assignment 1

    • Final Exam Assignment 2

    • Multiple Choice Final Exam

    • Survey: Week 12

About the Instructor

Dr. Andrew Hurley

Founder and Associate Professor

Packaging and entrepreneurship came together at an early age for Dr. Andrew Hurley. As a young boy, he molded and sold pewter figurines, but inadequate shipping materials led to breakage. Frustrated, he set to researching better packaging alternatives … and he hasn’t ever stopped. Dr. Hurley is an Associate Professor at Clemson University in the Department of Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences. He leads the packaging design emphasis area, where he researches how to leverage packaging to solve even the toughest supply chain challenges.

Contact Us

  • Email

    info@packagingschool.com

  • Call

    864-412-5000

  • Visit

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    Greenville, SC 29601