SOLIDWORKS Essentials - In-depth Sweeps

In this course you'll use profiles and paths to get started with sweeps, but then add more powerful options like guide curves and start and end tangency. Explore the sweep command and see what you can do! Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2017.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 12, 2017
Duration
56m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 12, 2017
Duration
56m
Description

There are many ways to create swoopy parts in SOLIDWORKS and the sweep command is one of the more popular ones. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Essentials – In-depth Sweeps, you'll start with just a sketch, a profile, and a path and move onto guide curves and other advanced options. First, you're going to start with the simple aspects of the sweep command, but then explore all of the options for the command. Next, you'll see examples of different uses of the options and see how guide curves, start and end tangency can help us obtain the geometry that we may want. Finally, you'll learn how solid sweeps can work as well and bi-direction sweep options. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of all the different types of options inside the sweep command. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2017.

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 Essentials - In-depth Sweeps. I am a senior applications engineer at GoEngineer, a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sells and supports SOLIDWORKS in the South Central and Western United States. I am a mechanical engineer, certified SOLIDWORKS instructor, and certified SOLIDWORKS expert with about 19 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 many ways to create swoopy parts in SOLIDWORKS, and the Sweep command is one of the more popular ones. The command can be powerful with just the basic options, but once we understand some of the advanced options, we can really see the power of the tool. If we can take advantage of this feature, even with simple uses, we can really speed up our design and not fight with understanding the settings. In this course, we're going to start with just a sketch and a profile, and a path, and move onto guide curves and other advanced options like twist and solid sweeps. So here are some of the major topics we're going to cover: how do I start a sweep, how do I create threads, how can I create a profile and path sketch a little bit easier? So by the end of this course, you should have a better understanding of all the different types of options inside the sweep command. While going through this course, think about different geometry that we see every day that could be easily modeled with a sweep. From here, you should feel comfortable diving into more complicated SOLIDWORKS courses like lofts and boundary features, curves and splines, and even some on SOLIDWORKS surface modeling tools. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with SOLIDWORKS Essentials - In-depth Sweeps, here at Pluralsight.