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SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program published by Dassault Systèmes, that runs primarily on Microsoft Windows.
While other companies in the CAD software industry often segment their products into distinct programs based on industry/feature set, Solidworks crams almost all of their supported features within one interface. This means that all parts of a product’s development process from design, simulation, and preparation for manufacturing can all be done within a single 3D CAD environment.
The main allure of programs like Solidworks is to allow users to create, edit, and most importantly visualize 3D products. Solidworks uses this 3D CAD environment as the portal to all other facets of its feature-set.
Main features provided by the environment include access to tools that make creating, modifying, and attaching parts an easy, drag-and-drop process. Since Solidworks is meant for manufacturable products, 3D models can easily be translated to 2D drawings, which can then be annotated and dimensioned for both designer and manufacturer use.
Also included are tools and pre-built models for commonly used design features, such as supports and vents. Models can also be shared throughout a company, meaning all designers have access to the same, already built designs that often define the company’s products.
SOLIDWORKS ESSENTIALS CURRICULUM
- Lesson 1 – SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface
- Lesson 2 – Introduction to Sketching
- Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling
- Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft
- Lesson 5: Patterning
- Lesson 6: Revolved Features
- Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs
- Lesson 8: Editing – Repairs
- Lesson 9: Editing – Design Changes
- Lesson 10: Configurations
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