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Overview

In this SolidWorks 2013 training video Matt Lombard will teach you how to create 3D CAD models using the tools and techniques made available to you in this popular software from Dassault Systems. This training course is designed for the absolute beginner, and no previous 3D CAD software experience is required in order to get the most out of this training video.

You will start with the basics of SolidWorks 2013, exploring the newly designed interface. Matt will guide you though customizing the interface to help you work efficiently, and then directs you right into using the sketch tools. This video tutorial uses real-world examples throughout to enforce the skills you are being taught. Matt covers basic tools and techniques such as creating linkages, fillets and mirroring. He walks you through the tools for plastic parts, and sheet metal modeling. You will learn simple sweeps and lofts, creating part drawings and how to build assemblies. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

By the time you have completed this introduction to SolidWorks 2013, you will have a solid grasp on creating drawings and assemblies using this 3D mechanical modeling software. This computer based training tutorial focuses on building a solid foundation of the basics, so that you can continue on and grow your skill set to create more complex models and assemblies.

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Table of Contents

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01. Introduction

What Is SolidWorks All About

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First Time You Run SolidWorks

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SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 1

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SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 2

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SolidWorks Default Interface - Part 3

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Customizing The Interface - Part 1

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Customizing The Interface - Part 2

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Customizing The Interface - Part 3

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Templates And File Types

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02. Sketching

Introducing Sketch Elements

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Sketching Rectangles

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More Sketch Entities

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Using Sketch Tools

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00:06:55

Design Intent And Automatic Sketch Relations

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3D Sketch Introduction

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Introduction To Dimensions In 2D Sketches

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The Modify Dialog Box

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Getting Started On A Simple Model

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03. Working With SolidWorks Features

Examining A Linkage - Part 1

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Examining A Linkage - Part 2

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Building A Linkage - Part 1

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Building A Linkage - Part 2

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Building A Linkage - Part 3

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Fillets Through Variable Radius

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More Fillets

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Chamfers

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Mirroring

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Mirror And Feature Order

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Mirroring Parts

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Simple Configurations

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Configurations And Design Tables

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Meta Data

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04. Tools For Plastic Parts

Plastic Features Introduction

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Draft Introduction

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Neutral Plane Draft

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Parting Line Draft

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Step Draft

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Shell

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Multiple Shells

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Ribs - Part 1

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Ribs - Part 2

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Mounting Bosses

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Reference Geometry

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Lip And Groove

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Snap, Hook, and Groove

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Vents

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05. Modeling A Sheet Metal Enclosure

Sheet Metal Introduction

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Building A Sheet Metal Enclosure - Part 1

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Building A Sheet Metal Enclosure - Part 2

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Library Features and Forming Tools

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Creating A Forming Tool From Scratch

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Using The Insert Bends Method

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Lofted Bends

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Corner Treatments

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06. Simple Sweeps And Lofts

3D Sketch Review

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Creating Pipes

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3D Splines And Sweeping Wires

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Sweeps With Guide Curves

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Loft And Boundary

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Helix And Threads

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Sweep With Twist

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07. Part Drawings

Introduction To SolidWorks Drawings

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Templates And Formats - Part 1

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Templates And Formats - Part 2

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Templates And Formats - Part 3

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Creating New Drawing

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Creating Views

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More View Display Options

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Placing Dimensions and Annotations

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08. Editing

Editing - Part 1

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Editing - Part 2

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09. Building Assemblies

Introduction To Assemblies - Part 1

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Introduction To Assemblies - Part 2

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Putting Parts Into An Assembly

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Assembling Parts

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Mating The Wishbone

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Mating The Linkage

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Handlbar Sub-Assembly

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Assembling The Fork Into The Motorcycle

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Simple Animation

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Assembly Tools

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Tools For Large Assemblies

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Creating A Multibody Chain

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Multibodies

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10. Visualization Techniques

Visualization Introduction

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Scenes

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Lights

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Display Modes

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11. Assembly Drawings

Assembly Drawings

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Exploded View

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Multiple Position View And Printing

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Detached Drawings And eDrawings

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12. Conclusion

Favorite Settings

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Best Practice Suggestions

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SolidWorks Resources On The Web

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13. About The Author

About The Author

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