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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-359889-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-359889-6

In 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.

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Table of Contents

01. Introduction
    0101 What Is SolidWorks All About
    0102 First Time You Run SolidWorks
    0103 SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 1
    0104 SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 2
    0105 SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 3
    0106 Customizing The Interface - Part 1
    0107 Customizing The Interface - Part 2
    0108 Customizing The Interface - Part 3
    0109 Templates And File Types
02. Sketching
    0201 Introducing Sketch Elements
    0202 Sketching Rectangles
    0203 More Sketch Entities
    0204 Using Sketch Tools
    0205 Design Intent And Automatic Sketch Relations
    0206 3D Sketch Introduction
    0207 Introduction To Dimensions In 2D Sketches
    0208 The Modify Dialog Box
    0209 Getting Started On A Simple Model
03. Working With SolidWorks Features
    0301 Examining A Linkage - Part 1
    0302 Examining A Linkage - Part 2
    0303 Building A Linkage - Part 1
    0304 Building A Linkage - Part 2
    0305 Building A Linkage - Part 3
    0306 Fillets Through Variable Radius
    0307 More Fillets
    0308 Chamfers
    0309 Mirroring
    0310 Mirror And Feature Order
    0311 Mirroring Parts
    0312 Simple Configurations
    0313 Configurations And Design Tables
    0314 Meta Data
04. Tools For Plastic Parts
    0401 Plastic Features Introduction
    0402 Draft Introduction
    0403 Neutral Plane Draft
    0404 Parting Line Draft
    0405 Step Draft
    0406 Shell
    0407 Multiple Shells
    0408 Ribs - Part 1
    0409 Ribs - Part 2
    0410 Mounting Bosses
    0411 Reference Geometry
    0412 Lip And Groove
    0413 Snap, Hook, and Groove
    0414 Vents
05. Modeling A Sheet Metal Enclosure
    0501 Sheet Metal Introduction
    0502 Building A Sheet Metal Enclosure - Part 1
    0503 Building A Sheet Metal Enclosure - Part 2
    0504 Library Features and Forming Tools
    0505 Creating A Forming Tool From Scratch
    0506 Using The Insert Bends Method
    0507 Lofted Bends
    0508 Corner Treatments
06. Simple Sweeps And Lofts
    0601 3D Sketch Review
    0602 Creating Pipes
    0603 3D Splines And Sweeping Wires
    0604 Sweeps With Guide Curves
    0605 Loft And Boundary
    0606 Helix And Threads
    0607 Sweep With Twist
07. Part Drawings
    0701 Introduction To SolidWorks Drawings
    0702 Templates And Formats - Part 1
    0703 Templates And Formats - Part 2
    0704 Templates And Formats - Part 3
    0705 Creating New Drawing
    0706 Creating Views
    0707 More View Display Options
    0708 Placing Dimensions and Annotations
08. Editing
    0801 Editing - Part 1
    0802 Editing - Part 2
09. Building Assemblies
    0901 Introduction To Assemblies - Part 1
    0902 Introduction To Assemblies - Part 2
    0903 Putting Parts Into An Assembly
    0904 Assembling Parts
    0905 Mating The Wishbone
    0906 Mating The Linkage
    0907 Handlbar Sub-Assembly
    0908 Assembling The Fork Into The Motorcycle
    0909 Simple Animation
    0910 Assembly Tools
    0911 Tools For Large Assemblies
    0912 Creating A Multibody Chain
    0913 Multibodies
10. Visualization Techniques
    1001 Visualization Introduction
    1002 Scenes
    1003 Lights
    1004 Display Modes
11. Assembly Drawings
    1101 Assembly Drawings
    1102 Exploded View
    1103 Multiple Position View And Printing
    1104 Detached Drawings And eDrawings
12. Conclusion
    1201 Favorite Settings
    1202 Best Practice Suggestions
    1203 SolidWorks Resources On The Web
13. About The Author
    1301 About The Author


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