Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
January 25, 2016
Duration
1h 24m
Description

In this course, we are going to build a calculator assembly and look at terminology and the FeatureManager layout for assemblies. We will see how the components fit together and use different types of mates define their locations. As we are working with the assembly, we can check the form, fit, and function of our assembly to identify and potential design problems. If we find errors with the models earlier in the design phase, then we can save time and money when these parts are manufactured and avoid any costly mistakes.

About the author
About the author

Tony Riggs is an Elite Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. He received a BSME from the University of Tulsa and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hello everyone, my name is Tony Riggs, and welcome to my course on SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Assembly Modeling. I'm an elite applications engineer at GoEngineer, a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sales and supports SOLIDWORKS in the South Central and Western United States. I'm a mechanical engineer, certified SOLIDWORKS instructor, and certified SOLIDWORKS expert with about 18 years of SOLIDWORKS experience.

The last day of a SOLIDWORKS class where we normally teach the assembly techniques is usually the most fun that we get to have. We spent days learning how to model parts, and now we get to put them together and see the fruits of our labor. There are several ways to put components together, and you'll probably find a favorite way to get started, but there are definitely some techniques that can help us out down the road and speed things up too. In this course, we're going to look at leveraging the power of the assembly in our SOLIDWORKS design.

But how do we get started? How do we add more components? There are different mating techniques to help us put the assembly together faster and better, then analyze the assembly to try to find design flaws and make them better.

So by the end of this course, you'll be enjoying putting together assemblies. Before beginning this course, you should be modeling a few parts and ready to see how they go together. From here you should feel comfortable diving into courses on SOLIDWORKS drawings and maybe even SOLIDWORKS layout based assembly modeling. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Assembly Modeling course at Pluralsight.