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SOLIDWORKS: Weldments in Assemblies

by Chris Scarlett

A large structure can be challenging to build, but it can be done. In this course, you'll learn to use Reference Line-Sketch Block method and Solid Body part modeling techniques to bolt together a power line tower. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

What you'll learn

Creating large structures from the part level up to an assembly can be a challenge. If the structure has uncommon angles or needs to change size or shape, then every part needs to be individually changed, too, which may be time-consuming and error-prone. In this course, SOLIDWORKS: Weldments in Assemblies, you will learn how to apply SolidWorks Weldments in a multibody part file referencing various forms of sketch reference geometry in the modeling of a power line tower leg. First, you'll learn how to import a design sketch. After that, you'll learn how to apply new weldment profiles and how to modify your existing model. Finally, you'll wrap up the course learning about inserting weldments and how you cut lists into a drawing. By the end of this course, you'll have the skills required to make to quickly and efficiently use design sketches to drive the geometry of your models. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

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About the author

Chris Scarlett is a teacher and designer with 14 years of experience in Computer Aided Design program at various schools, a regional engineering firm, and for many of his own clients. He is extremely proficient in AutoCAD, Revit Architecture and SolidWorks. Many of his students describe their experiences in his project oriented classes as being efficient, effective and productive. A leader in his department at Central Washington University in "flipping" his teaching methods, he posts his classro... more

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