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WHAT IS THE ADVANCED ASSEMBLY MODELING CLASS?

This two-day training class teaches advanced assembly techniques that are not easily picked up on your own, such as making a part on the fly (in context) while working within an assembly. In this class you will learn about Patterning and Mirroring parts at the assembly level. You will also learn about advanced mates, how to work with assembly configurations and display states, as well as techniques for working with large assemblies. Newer functionality is also shown, including facility layout and slot and profile center mates.

 

WHO IS ADVANCED ASSEMBLY MODELING DESIGNED FOR?

Do you want to understand how to mirror and pattern your assembly geometry quickly and easily? The SOLIDWORKS Advanced Assembly Modeling course is for the designer who wants to learn more than just the basics of assembly mates but wants to truly become more efficient in assembly modeling. If you make assembly drawings and want more knowledge and control, this course is a fit for you.

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE FROM DASI SOLUTIONS?

DASI’s Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructors will help you learn new techniques to help make smarter models that can handle changes easily. Becoming more efficient with smarter assembly techniques can speed up your design time tremendously. You will pick up best practices and learn from other users’ mistakes on how to build robust assemblies, quickly.

 

*This course is part of the curriculum for the DASI Solutions Apprenticeship Program, certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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TRAINING CLASS AGENDA

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1 Advanced Mate Techniques

Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Assemblies 
Assembly File Structure
Assembly File References 
Solving Mates 
Advanced Mate Techniques
Mate References 
Design Library Parts 
How to Capture Mate References 
Multiple Selection Mate References
Using Multiple Mate Mode 
What Are Driven Mates?
How to Use Misaligned Mates 
How to Copy Multiple Components 
Using Copy with Mate Options
Fixed Components 
Inserting and Mating Components 
Advanced Mate Features 
Profile Center Mate
Rack Pinion Mate 

2 Top-Down Assembly Modeling

Stages in Top-Down Assembly Modeling 
Making Changes to Dimensions 
Adding Features In Context 
How to Insert a New Part into an Assembly 
Building In-Context Features 
Propagating Changes 
Saving Virtual Parts as External
External References 
Breaking and Locking External References
Machine Vise Design Intent 
Removing External References

3 Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners,
Smart Components

Introducing Assembly Features  
Introducing Smart Fasteners 
Introducing Smart Components 

4 SOLIDWORKS Assembly Editing

Editing Activities 
Replacing and Modifying Assembly Components 
Troubleshooting an Assembly 
How to Replace Components Using Save As 
Reloading Components 
Component Patterns 

 

 

5 Using Configurations with Assemblies

Using Configurations with Assemblies
Assembly Configurations
How to Create Configurations Manually
Configuration Properties 
Using the “Modify Configurations” Dialog 
Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
Managing the Tree Display
Assembly Evaluation Tools 
Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly 
Creating an Equality
Assembly Comments 
Sensors 
Using the Mate Controller 

6 Display States and Appearances

What are Display States?
Using Bulk Selection Tools
Using Advanced Select 
Envelopes 
Appearances, Materials and Scenes 

7 Large Assemblies

Lightweight Components 
Large Assembly Mode 
How to Use SpeedPak
Using Configurations with Large Assemblies 
The Defeature Tool
Modifying the Structure of an Assembly 
Assembly Visualization
Large Design Review 
Tips for Faster Assemblies 
Drawing Considerations 

8 Facility Layout

How to Publish an Asset
Using Magnetic Mates 
Modeling Connection Point Geometry

9 Using the SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

Introducing the SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
Setting Treehouse Instances
Exporting Treehouse Data 

10 Layout-Based Assembly Design

What are Blocks?
How to Insert Blocks
How to Create a Part from a Block 
Gear and Pulley Motion in Blocks