This is the free version of the planned premium course which contains introductory video lessons and tutorials. The premium version of the SolidWorks course would contain many other components including the full series of videos covering all the modules of SolidWorks, additional solved tutorials, practice tutorials, tests and project. It will give you an opportunity to prove yourself proficient in 3D modeling and also to get yourself certified by us.
The course is delivered using videos lessons. Each of the video is a mixer of explanatory presentations and SolidWorks snippets. The length of video varies from 20 minutes to 40 minutes. Each video lesson introduces you to one single module of SolidWorks. Considering the number of modules covered in all the video lessons and required SolidWorks practice that you need to do, it is expected to finish this course in 1 week.
The course is divided into five lessons. Each lesson has a specific objective and is designed to satisfy the needs of subsequent lesson. It is recommended that you do not move to the next lesson until all the concepts in the lesson are well understood.
Lesson 1: SolidWorks Introduction – Part I
This Lesson consists of the following topics
- CAD Software Overview
- Application of CAD
- List of CAD Software
- SolidWorks terminology
- SolidWorks interface
The lesson gives you an overview of what a 3D modeling software consists of. Various applications of CAD software and a list of such commercial software are discussed. Later, terminologies related to SolidWorks are explained in detail and lastly, the lesson discusses about the various components of the SolidWorks GUI.
Lesson 2: SolidWorks Introduction – Part II
This lesson runs through a brief explanation of the following modules of SolidWorks
- Part Modeling
- Surface Modeling
This lesson gives you a short descriptive idea of how to create a sketch, then how to use that sketch to create a 3D solid model (part modeling) or a 3D surface model.
The second half of the lesson is actually a video demonstration of a simple 3D solid model being created in SolidWorks.
Lesson 3: Overview of Sketcher
This lesson gives a brief explanation of all the operations available in SolidWorks sketcher. The lesson focuses on various major sketching features like how to start sketching work, creation of primitive 2D shapes (circle, rectangle, polygon, etc.), trimming the sketch, inserting fillets/chamfers, inserting text and many more advanced features. The last segment of the lesson will contain a tutorial on sketching.
Lesson 4: Overview of Part Modeling
As we know, 3D solid modeling is the widely used tool from SolidWorks, we have developed this lesson with great care. Each and every operation of this module of SolidWorks is described in detail. The flow of the lesson is maintained at a gradual pace and in the correct order of use of the various operations as required by a 3D modeler.
This lesson covers the following topics
- Various ways of creation of 3D objects viz. extrusion, revolve, sweep, loft, etc.
- Advanced operations on created 3D objects viz. fillet, chamfer, draft, hole, etc.
Lesson 5: Overview of Surface Modeling
This lesson discusses about the various aspects of surface modeling techniques. Surface modeling is described as the creation of zero thickness surfaces in 3D modeling space. In such modeling, the focus is towards generating the required shape of the sheet as per the conceptual design. Surface modeling is heavily used in automotive sector for generating exterior shapes of cars, bikes, etc. The same applies to aerospace industry as well.
In this lesson you will learn how to create
- Boundary surface
- Planar surface
- Surface extrudes
- Revolved surfaces
- Swept surfaces
- Lofted surfaces
Also advanced operations like filleting, chamfering, offset, surface cut, etc.