In this tutorial we will go over how to create basic parts and a simple assembly using SolidWorks.You will be introduced to SolidWorks and how it is used in engineering design. You will see how to create and work with sketches, the most basic element of any design. Next, we will cover how to use the sketches to create and control features which are in turn used to create parts. You will then learn how to use parts to create assemblies and how to control the motion of parts relative to each other. Most importantly, you will become familiar with the software so that you will have a set of skills which may then be used to explore other tools which are available in part and assembly creation. Software required: SolidWorks 2013 SP3.0.
Introduction and Project Overview Hi, everyone. My name is Dave Urasky, and I'm an instructor at Carbon County Higher Education Center. I've been teaching solid modeling for the past 15 years, and have developed two video-based curriculums which take students from scratch to passing the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam. I presently teach SolidWorks classes at the post-secondary level and also provide custom CAD/CAM training for industry. In this course, I want to introduce you to the SolidWorks software and teach you the basics of part and assembly creation. So some of the key things are how to navigate the SolidWorks interface. We'll look at creating fully defined sketches using an array of sketch tools, and I'll address some of the common mistakes which I see people make when first using SolidWorks. I'll explain how to modify work that you've already created, so parts can be adapted to design changes. And you'll learn how to create a working assembly using mates. By the end of the training, you'll be able to use not only the skills which have been presented, but have enough understanding of the software to be able to explore many of the other sketch, feature, and assembly tools which are available in SolidWorks. So enough for the introductions. I'll see you in the next lesson.