SOLIDWORKS Essentials - In-depth Drawings

This course focuses on the drawing creation process from start to finish in SOLIDWORKS. You will learn tools, concepts, and tips for creating better drawings in less time. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2016.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
September 7, 2016
Duration
2h 20m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
September 7, 2016
Duration
2h 20m
Description

Drawings are the way to communicate your designs to the world. They provide the ability to express as much information as you need to communicate clearly and efficiently. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Essentials - In-depth Drawings, you will explore how drawings are produced in SOLIDWORKS. In the scenario for this course, you have been tasked with detailing a piece of engineering history, a small steam engine, so that it can be fabricated in today's manufacturing environment. First, you will be exploring the many SOLIDWORKS drawing tools, techniques, and the environment that will help create clearly communicated designs. Next, starting from scratch, you will be creating your own template and adding the needed drawing sheets. Finally, you will add views, dimensions, notes, properties, balloons, and tables to fully document and communicate the design. By the end of this course you'll know how to set up the software and document the design from start to finish using the tools and techniques in SOLIDWORKS. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2016.

About the author
About the author

Ron Grover is an Applications Engineer and Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert (CSWE) based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has over 18 years of experience as a design and mechanical drafter and has worked in the foam (EPS) fabrication, architectural building products, pre-cast, and oil, and gas industries.

Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Ron Grover. I am an application engineer at GoEngineer, and welcome to my course, SOLIDWORKS Essentials In-depth Drawings. Drawings are the way we communicate our designs to the world. They provide the ability to express as much information as you need to communicate clearly and efficiently.

SOLIDWORKS is one of the most widely used CAD packages in the world and it has some great tools to help you produce drawings quickly and accurately.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • Setting the proper system options and document properties and how to create drawing templates.
  • Adding the necessary sheets and views to the drawing to illustrate the design.
  • Using dimensions and annotations to convey design intent.
  • Using assembly drawing with full Bills of Material and Tables.
  • Reusing design data for other projects.
By the end of this course you'll know how to set up the software and document a design from start to finish using the tools and techniques in SOLIDWORKS.

Before beginning this course you should be familiar with designing and working with parts and assemblies in SOLIDWORKS 2016. You should also be familiar with basic drawing tools and techniques as well as general drafting principles. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the other SOLIDWORKS drawing titles in the Pluralsight library.

I'm excited to have you join me as we explore in-depth how drawings are produced in the SOLIDWORKS Essentials In-Depth Drawings course at Pluralsight.