SOLIDWORKS - Layout Based Assembly Modeling

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.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 27, 2016
Duration
1h 14m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 27, 2016
Duration
1h 14m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(light music) Hi, everyone. I'm Shivani Patel. I'm an elite applications engineer with GoEngineer and a certified SolidWorks expert. Welcome to my course on layout based assembly design. By now, you may be used to sketching and familiar with mating together models in an assembly. Layout based modeling gives you a whole other way to do this. Instead of sketching the same shapes over and over again, we can use blocks to reuse those shapes easily, and then we can lay out those blocks in the assembly level and test that the assembly is even going to work all before modeling a single 3D part. I'll show these concepts by beginning with commonly used sketches and assemblies like threads, gears, pulleys, company logos. Then together we'll build a working robot arm while focusing on motion and lay out a SolidWorks training classroom while focusing on visibility and comfort. By the end of this course, you should fully understand the potential of a layout based technique, and the only thing you need right now is SolidWorks and comfort sketching squares, circles, and lines. I hope you'll join me in my first module. (light music)