Solidworks Tutorial


Working with Parts

SolidWorks allows you to view 3d parts from all different angles. There are infinite ways to view an object, but engineers usually only concern themselves with 4 main views. You can see these views in the above picture of the green link. The main views are Side, Front, Top, and Isometric...
Working with Assemblies

A tutorial that shows how to work with assemblies

Start SolidWorks and goto file->open. Find "press.SLDASM" in the toggle press folder and click open.......
Solving Problems

A tutorial that shows how to solve problems using SolidWorks

If your assembly has pins that should be located in specific locations.....Place them using the move component tool and FIX them in place Concentric Mate your links to the fixed pins....
Planar Joints

A tutorial that tells about Planar Joints

There are three types of Planar Joints: Pin Joint, Pin-in-Slot, and Sliding. Solidworks will allow us to study these joints in a way that a simple drawing or schematic would not allow. We will be able to actively move the joints and see the limitations of each joint type.....
Dimensioning Parts

A tutorial that tells how to provide dimensions to parts created

Like all CAD programs, SolidWorks allows you to dimension the parts you create. Parts do not have to be dimensioned, but when you are making accurate drawings or are interested in mating parts, dimensions are extremely important......
Modifying Parts

A tutorial that how to modify parts created

The steps in this tutorial are similar to the steps in the dimensioning tutorial. The more you understand solidworks the more you realize that even the most complex parts are made and changed in a similar fashion to the steps in these tutorials.......
Drawing a bracket from scratch

A tutorial that shows how to create a simple bracket from scratch

The purpose of this tutorial is to create a simple bracket from scratch. Every new part in solidworks begins with a sketch. If you notice this bracket is just a 2d shape that has been extruded to create a 3d object....
CREATING A TRUSS STRUCTURE

A tutorial that shows how to create truss structure

The purpose of this tutorial is to create a truss-like bracket from scratch. Every new part in solidworks begins with a sketch. If you notice this bracket is just a 2d shape that has been extruded to create a 3d object. So to create this part we will create a 2d sketch and extrude it.....
SolidWorks to ANSYS tutorial

A tutorial that shows importing solidworks into ANSYS

Before importing a SolidWorks part into ANSYS, while still in SolidWorks you must export the part in the IGES file format. Click here if you have not done that yet......
Mating Parts to create Assemblies

A tutorial that tells about Mating Parts to create Assemblies

SolidWorks has a simple, yet powerful mating feature. It is used for joining parts in an assembly and simulating how they fit together and move together.

SolidWorks allows you to view 3d parts from all different angles. There are infinite ways to view an object, but engineers usually only concern themselves with 4 main views. You can see these views in the above picture of the green link.

James Collins writes on topics such as Solidworks Tutorial , 3D Max Tutorials and Golive Tutorials for The Tech FAQ.

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