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Getting Started in SolidWorks
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Released Sep 12, 2013
Dave Urasky

Guest Tutor

Dave Urasky
In this tutorial we will go over how to create basic parts and a simple assembly using SolidWorks.

You will be introduced to SolidWorks and how it is used in engineering design. You will see how to create and work with sketches, the most basic element of any design. Next, we will cover how to use the sketches to create and control features which are in turn used to create parts. You will then learn how to use parts to create assemblies and how to control the motion of parts relative to each other.

Most importantly, you will become familiar with the software so that you will have a set of skills which may then be used to explore other tools which are available in part and assembly creation.
Introduction and tutorial overview
1

Introduction and tutorial overview

 
01:13
SolidWorks user interface
2

SolidWorks user interface

 
11:22
Creating the first part using an extrude
3

Creating the first part using an extrude

 
10:26
Building the cam using an extrude and cuts
4

Building the cam using an extrude and cuts

 
08:53
Building the slide using a bidirectional cut
5

Building the slide using a bidirectional cut

 
09:20
Creating the contact plate using a revolve
6

Creating the contact plate using a revolve

 
06:47
Creating the toggle using a loft
7

Creating the toggle using a loft

 
15:00
Creating the base using basic features in different fashions
8

Creating the base using basic features in different fashions

 
13:29
Beginning an assembly
9

Beginning an assembly

 
06:55
Assembling the parts using mates
10

Assembling the parts using mates

 
11:33
Creating an angular limit mate
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Creating an angular limit mate

 
13:23
Some common errors and fixes
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Some common errors and fixes

 
06:18