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SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modelling Training Course

Learn how to troubleshoot and streamline your assemblies, leveraging techniques like SmartMates and assembly configurations to simplify your workflow, as well as advanced techniques such as top-down modelling, in-context features, and assembly structure editing, ensuring you harness the full potential of SOLIDWORKS to enhance your productivity.

Duration - 3 days

Prerequisites – SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Day 1

1. Assembly Mate Techniques

  • Assembly File Structure
  • File Referencing
  • File Reference Example
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References
  • Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Mates with Axis & Planes
  • Multiple Selection Mate References
  • Multiple Mate Mode
  • Driven Mates
  • Using Misaligned Mates
  • Copying Multiple Components
  • Case Study: Copy with Mates
  • Fixed Components
  • Inserting & Mating Components
  • Advanced Mate Features
  • Case Study: Advanced Mate Features
  • Profile Centre Mark
  • Rack Pinion Mate

2. Top down assembly modelling

  • Stages in the Process
  • Making changes to Dimensions
  • Case Study: editing & Building
  • In-context
  • Adding Features In-context
  • Inserting a New Part into an Assembly
  • Building In-context Features
  • Propagating Changes
  • Saving Virtual Parts as External
  • External References
  • Breaking & Locking External
  • References
  • Assembly Design Intent
  • SOLIDWORKS File Utilities
  • Removing External References

Day 2

3. Assembly Features and Smart components

  • Assembly Features & Smart Fasteners
  • Case Study: Assembly Features
  • Hole Series
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components
  • Case Study: Smart Components
  • Flexible Components

4. Assembly editing

  • Key Topics
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Mate Errors
  • Replacing & Modifying Components
  • Converting Parts & Assemblies
  • Replacing Components using
  • Save As
  • Reloading Components
  • Components Patterns

5. Using Configurations with Assemblies

  • Case Study: Assembly
  • Configurations
  • Creating Configurations manually
  • Configuration Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
  • Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
  • Managing the Tree Display
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Case Study: Hole Alignment
  • Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
  • Creating an Equality
  • Equations with Functions
  • Comments
  • Sensors
  • Using the Mate Controller

Day 3

6. Display States and Apperances

  • Display States
  • Bulk Selection Tools
  • Case Study: Display States
  • Advanced Select
  • Envelopes
  • Appearance, Materials & Scenes
  • Case Study: Appearances and
  • Materials

7. Large Assemblies

  • Assembly Loading
  • Assembly Modes
  • Assembly Visualisation
  • Lightweight Components
  • Large Assembly Settings
  • Case Study: Large Assembly Options
  • Using SpeedPak
  • Using Simplified Configurations
  • Automatic Assembly Loading
  • Defeature
  • Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
  • Envelope Publisher
  • Large Design Review
  • Comparison of Loading, modes and Methods
  • Tips for faster Assemblies
  • Drawing Considerations

8. Facility Layout

  • Terminology
  • Publishing an Asset
  • Using Magnetic Mates
  • Modelling Connection Point Geometry