Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Sep 18, 2014
Duration
1h 47m
Description

Throughout these lessons, we'll learn all about SolidWorks' logic for parametric modeling. We'll talk about how to create a robust model to allow for downstream adjustments and how to use assemblies to drive geometry and create reference/base parts. Next, we'll discuss the difference between additive and subtractive modeling and where each are appropriate. Lastly we'll learn how to create multipart bodies that are seamlessly aligned as would be needed in co-molded plastic manufacturing. By the end of this tutorial, you'll have learned how to effectively create a parametric multi-body CAD model in SolidWorks. Software required: SolidWorks 2014.

About the author
About the author

Pacific Northwest industrial designer Dennis Veatch, who founded CreatID in 2002, takes on full product development projects and supports clients’ efforts in-house, designing innovative, consumer-conscious products.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello everyone, my name is Dennis Veatch, and I'm an industrial designer at CreateID Product Development. My current work, and most latest work really, has been doing a lot on cellphone case manufacturing, and CAD design as well as design for manufacture. In this course, we're going to be creating parametric multi solid, solid works model of a cellphone case based around this 5s cellphone. And, multi-bodied meaning it's going to be constructed in real life with a hard shell durometer as well as a softer shell durometer. Some of the components that we're going to be going over in this course is the logic that SOLIDWORKS uses in parametric modeling. As well as how to create a robust model to allow for downstream adjustments. Both of those are really hand in hand so. Next we're going to be going through how to use assemblies to derive geometry, and create reference based parts. As well, as the difference between additive and subtractive modeling techniques, and when each one are appropriate. At the end, you'll be able to create a multi-bodied part that's seamlessly aligned as would be needed in a code molded plastic manufacturing and you'll be ready to create other components as needed going forward. Well I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and also excited to share these techniques with you so let's get started with the first lesson.