SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Configurations and Display States

Save yourself some time by creating parts and assemblies faster than ever. This course introduces how to create and manage configurations in SOLIDWORKS Design Software. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 28, 2016
Duration
1h 11m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 28, 2016
Duration
1h 11m
Description

The world of manufacturing is full of variations of similar shapes. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Configurations and Display States, you'll learn how to save time by quickly configuring parts and assemblies. First, you'll learn what configurations are, how to create them, and how to apply edits to certain configurations. Next, you'll see some of the advanced tools for creating and editing configurations quickly and efficiently, as well as what display states are and how they're similar to configurations. Finally, you will get to see how configurations impact the other two types of files in Solidworks besides part files, assembly files, and drawing files. When you're finished with this course, you'll be familiar with many ways to optimize designs with slight or extreme variations. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Tony Riggs, and welcome to my course SOLIDWORKS Configurations and Display States. I am a senior applications engineer at GoEngineer, a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sells and supports SOLIDWORKS in South Central and Western United States. I am a mechanical engineer, certified SOLIDWORKS instructor, and certified SOLIDWORKS expert with about 18 years of SOLIDWORKS experience. As an application engineer, I have been responsible for training, technical support, and product demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS and several other products that we carry. There are several different tools inside SOLIDWORKS that are very powerful. The ability to store different versions of a part or an assembly file inside the same file can keep us from having to update multiple files in this family of parts or assemblies in a much easier manner. Switching between these different configurations or display states can be very powerful. In this course, we're going to look at how to create configurations and display states, and how to put them to use. Plus, we'll be looking at some advanced ways to create and access these features. There are tools to help us make the most of our SOLIDWORKS files. Some of the major things that we're going to cover are how to create configurations and how to create display states, and really how to access these files at the assembly and the drawing level. By the end of this course, you should have some ideas about whether configurations or display states may fit into your design workflow. While going through this course, think about your current workflow and maybe how you can make it better with some of these techniques. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into more complicated courses like In-context Part Design, Assembly Modeling, Sheet Metal Design. I hope you can join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Configurations and Display States course at Pluralsight.