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 explains how to use the Auto Dimension Scheme. Define Prismatic and Turned parts. Use the Auto Dimension Scheme to apply Plus and Minus tolerances. Use the Auto Dimension Scheme to apply geometric tolerances. Reassign Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) to new Annotation Views.
This module covers publishing and consuming 3D PDF and eDrawings files. Add custom properties and text fields. Publish a part to a 3D PDF. Publish an assembly to a 3D PDF and eDrawings. Resize DimXpert Annotations before publishing to a 3D PDF. Interrogate 3D PDFs and eDrawings.
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.
This module covers advanced DimXpert techniques. It covers how to leverage multiple configurations to organize Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). Understand Intersection Geometry. Use the Auto Dimension Scheme to create polar dimensions. Create multiple configurations for organized PMI. Use the Copy Scheme tool to transfer PMI from one configuration to another. Import DimXpert Annotations into a 2D drawing.
This module introduces DimXpert tools used to define a model in 3D. It covers the organization of annotations in the DimXpertManager. It also cover how to quickly annotate a model using the Auto Dimension Scheme tool. Explains the DimXpertManager. Use the Auto Dimension Scheme tool. How to use different Annotation types (Datums, Geometric Tolerances, Size dimensions, Location dimensions and Pattern Feature tool). Create a Collection Pattern using the Pattern Feature tool.
This module covers three technical summaries for using SOLIDWORKS MBD. For drafted parts: Create DimXpert Location dimensions between drafted surfaces by suppressing draft or using intersection geometry. For sheet metal: Use a separate configuration for the flat pattern of a sheet metal part. Use reference dimensions to dimension between sheet metal bend lines. For weldment structures: Use cut lists to display dimensions for structural members of weldment structures. Add 3D Notes to the weldment structure and apply weldment symbols.
This module covers how to use Annotation Views to organize Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI). View PMI using the Dynamic Annotation Views tool. Insert orthogonal Annotation Views and add a custom Annotation View using the By Selection option. Reassign PMI to different Annotation Views to organize the display. Use viewports to view the model from multiple perspectives at the same time.
Learn DimXpert in Assembly to define dimensions and tolerances for overall sizes and installation interfaces in assembly environment. All the existing DimXpert capabilities in part are supported in assembly. Use Auto Dimension Scheme define the installation hole spacing. Use Location and Size dimension tools to define hole sizes and assembly feature dimensions and tolerances. Apply manual basic dimensions. Select edges instead of faces for easier definition. Place dimensions per mouse move just like in 2D drawings or sketches. Update flag notes automatically. Display coordinate systems per feature control frames.
This module is a SOLIDWORKS MBD overview. It covers the process of defining a model in 3D, capturing 3D Views and publishing a 3D PDF and eDrawings file. Learn how to add Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) to a model in 3D. Create a Collection Pattern using the Pattern Feature tool. Become familiar with the 3D PDF Template Editor. How to publish a 3D PDF. How to publish an eDrawings file.
This module covers the 3D PDF Template Editor. Components include: Text types, BOM tables, Model Area, and the 3D PDF Views Thumbnail tab. For parts: Change the template logo. Map a custom property from Template Editor to SOLIDWORKS. For assemblies: Add existing Theme folder to the Publish to 3D PDF dialog. Publish and consume a 3D PDF and eDrawings files.