This course covers using sketch blocks to design a robot arm and test movement, using the blocks to create 3d models, use sketch blocks to layout an assembly of a classroom, mate existing models to the blocks to test viewing range/comfort, and adjust arrangement using a 2d sketch of blocks instead of adjusting mates. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Layout based modeling gives you whole new approach to design. Instead of sketching the same shapes over and over again, we can use blocks to reuse those shapes easily. At the assembly level, we can place those blocks and test if the assembly is even going to work before you have modeled a single 3d part! Once you've tested the assembly with blocks, you can use the blocks to build 3D parts. Watch this course to see how to use Layout Based Modeling at the Assembly level to conceptualize and build your designs much faster than before. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.
Shivani Patel is an Application Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. An aerospace engineer by training, she has been using SOLIDWORKS and other CAD tools for 6 years.