Learn the basics of SOLIDWORKS drawings, and add drawing views, annotations, BOM tables, and balloons. Add drawing views using the View Palette. Create section and detail views. Insert model dimensions from the part. Add a Bill of Materials table. Automatically generate balloons.
Detail a weldments model using a cut list table and import weld information from the model into a drawing view. Add and modify a cut list table. Import weld information from a model into a drawing view.
Create a drawing from an existing part file, insert basic views, and insert and manipulate dimensions and callouts. Make a basic drawing of a part. Insert standard views. Import dimensions from a model into a drawing. Make a change to a dimension. Demonstrate the associativity between the model and its drawings.
Create balloons to relate items in a bill of materials table to the corresponding items in a drawing view. Use the Balloon, Auto Balloon, and Stacked Balloon tools to create balloons on the drawing. Align balloons using magnetic lines.
Calculate values in a bill of materials table using equations. Use various functions such as IF, AVERAGE, COUNT, and so on to calculate the data. Calculate the total cost by multiplying the unit cost times the quantity. Determine the sum of the costs of all of the components in an assembly.
Create and use hole tables and general tables to display different types of data, such as alternate part configurations, on a drawing. Create a hole table to display hole sizes and locations on a drawing. Use a general table to display any custom data. Resize and edit existing tables.
Improve system and graphical performance of drawings. Use lightweight models, large assembly mode, detached drawings, and more to reduce the required system resources. Use lightweight models and large assembly mode to improve performance. Open drawings without the model files in memory using detached drawings. Fix assembly interference issues to correct display issues.
Create a note with text that is linked to existing dimensions and custom properties. Link a note to a dimension. Edit the title block of a drawing to add notes linked to a model's properties. Add drawing property information to populate a title block.
Create sheet formats and templates. Sheet formats specify the appearance of the drawing sheet, including sheet size, title block, and more. A drawing template is the starting point for all drawings, including drawing properties, pre-defined views, and more. Understand the difference between a sheet format and a drawing template. Create a custom drawing template. Customize and save a standard sheet format. Insert an OLE object, such as a logo, into the sheet format. Link annotations to custom properties of the drawing or the model referenced by the drawing.
Create basic, aligned, offset, and partial or half-section views, including scope and advanced properties. Add several types of section views to a drawing. Define section view properties. Modify section views.
Create several types of derived drawing views and understand the unique characteristics of each view type. A derived drawing view is created by referencing an existing drawing view. Create a projected view by folding off an existing drawing view. Project a view normal to a selected edge to create an auxiliary view. Show a portion of a view at an enlarged scale using detail views. Create a drawing view relative to planes or planar faces in the model. Focus on a portion of a drawing view by cropping and hiding the unwanted entities. Shorten an existing drawing view using broken views.
Insert and manipulate dimensions in existing drawing views. You import dimensions from the model, create custom driven dimension, and move dimensions between views. Insert and manipulate driving dimensions. Create driven dimensions. Edit the properties of a dimension.
Insert annotations into existing drawing views, including custom notes, geometric tolerances, and blocks. Create annotations and symbols. Create blocks from geometry and notes. Save a block to a file. Insert a block into a drawing.
Use drawing view commands that are specific to working with assembly models including broken out section views, alternate position views, and exploded views. Use drawing view properties to represent assembly configurations. Create a broken-out section view to show internal components of the assembly. Create an alternate position view using an existing or a new configuration. Create an exploded assembly drawing view.
Learn how to add components and symbols to your schematics and associate them with manufacturer parts. Add individual components manually and import them all at once from a spreadsheet. Insert component symbols and associate manufacturer parts. Use the options available in the Symbol Insertion panel and the Symbol Selector for classification and filtering.
Learn how to create different types of drawings and use their configuration settings to control various aspects. Create a new drawing and use Project Configuration to define its title block and mark. Create 2D cabinet layouts and place components. Generate drawings automatically based on inputs defined in their configuration managers.
Learn about various drawing types that you can create in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Understand how Wiring Line Diagrams can be used to create high-level synoptic drawings. Use Scheme drawings to create detailed designs using electrical symbols, components and wires. Create Mixed Scheme drawings to combine high-level and detailed schematic information on one page.
Route flattening and detailing functionality creates 2D route drawings from 3D electrical route assemblies. There are 2 methods to do this, annotation and manufacturing. The manufacturing style is discussed in this module lesson. Adjust curvature and orientation of flattened wiring routes. Flatten wiring routes.
Learn more advanced 3D PDF capabilities to communicate 3D design intention clearly with downstream production who may not have SOLIDWORKS installed. Attach SOLIDWORKS or STEP files to 3D PDF using free Adobe Reader. Insert multiple sheets. Insert multiple viewports. Insert multiple tables. Display solid outline and illustration modes. Display flat-to-screen notes and tables. Attach files to 3D PDF using free Adobe Reader.
This module covers additional Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) tools used to define a model in 3D. Apply reference dimensions and reuse feature dimensions. Apply and customize datum targets. Add default notes from the Design Library and add 3D notes. Create and save a tolerance style to be reused. Add surface finishes and weldment symbols.
Get the models closer to the finished geometry by learning to modify, remove, combine, slice or replicate the 3D geometries. Use Boolean operations such as Union and Subtract. Reshape the edges of 3D geometries using Fillet Edges or Chamfer Edges with different options. Remove or split the material of 3D geometries using the Slice tool Replicate geometry in multiple instances throughout the design with Mirror 3D and Pattern 3D
Learn about the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Drawing Tools exam. Understand some of the SOLIDWORKS skills you need to achieve certification. Review some of the questions from the sample exam.
Define an accurate 2D profile or sketch using Geometric and/or Dimensional Constraints. Geometric Constraints create and uphold relationships between sketch entities while Dimensional Constraints specify distances or angles between the sketch entities. Assign Geometric Constraints such as Horizontal, Vertical, Coincident, Perpendicular, Parallel, Tangent, etc. Create Dimensional Constraints with numeric values with labels. Manage Dimensional Constraints for edit, delete and create user-defined parameters.