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WHAT IS THE SOLIDWORKS DRAWINGS CLASS?

This one-day training course builds on the fundamentals taught in the SOLIDWORKS Essentials training. This class is designed to teach you the tools needed to create full detailed drawings in SOLIDWORKS for your parts and assemblies. We will teach you tricks to automate your drawings, pulling information from the models you have creating, increasing your productivity and throughput time.

 

WHO IS SOLIDWORKS DRAWINGS DESIGNED FOR?

SOLIDWORKS Drawings is perfect for Detailers, or anyone else who needs to create drawings. There is also a lot of information in the course that would be useful for Template controllers & IT CAD administrators.

 

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THE SOLIDWORKS DRAWINGS TRAINING COURSE FROM DASI SOLUTIONS?

DASI Solutions instructors will teach you tips and tricks to automate your drawings to pull information directly from your models. This is the course for you if you are looking to increase your productivity; even seasoned users will learn new tips & tricks.

 

HOW MUCH DOES THIS COURSE COST?

Standard classroom training costs $300 per student.

 

*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 Review of the Basics

Review of SOLIDWORKS Essentials
Drawing System Operations
How to Begin a New Drawing
View Palette and Model Views
Detailing Techniques
Section and Detail Views
Moving Drawing Views
Center Marks and Centerlines
Assembly Drawing Review
Adding Sheets
Standard 3 View

2 Understanding Drawing Templates

Structure of a Drawing Document
Drawing Documents and Sheets
Sheet Format
Understanding Drawing Templates
Drawing Template Design Strategy
Designing a Drawing Template
How to Create a Sample Model and Drawing

3 Customizing the Sheet Format

Completing the Title Block Sketch
Completing the Title Block Notes
Tips for Locating Notes
Adding a Company Logo
Defining the Border
Setting Anchors
Title Block Fields

4 Saving and Testing the Sheet Format File

Sheet Format Properties
Sheet Format Behavior
Saving the Sheet Format
Testing the Sheet Format and Sheet Format Properties

5 Creating Additional Sheet Formats & Templates

How to Create Additional Sheet Formats
Drawing Templates with Sheet Formats
Other Drawing Template Items
Property Tab Builder
The Properties.txt File

6 Advanced Options for Drawing Views

Advanced Drawing Views
How to Show Hidden Edges
Broken-Out Section View
Auxiliary View
Rotating Views
Crop View
View Focus
Advanced Views for Assemblies
Section Scope
Alternate Position View
Using Configurations
Custom View Orientations
New and Relative Views
3D Drawing Views

 

7 Understanding Annotation Views

Understanding Annotation Behavior
What are Annotation Views?
The Annotations Folder
Default Annotation Views
Annotations View Visibility 
Insert Annotation View
Editing Annotation Views

8 Advanced Detailing Tools

Annotation Views vs. Model Items
Parametric Notes
Dimension Types
Arranging Dimensions
Dimension Styles
Location Labels

9 Advanced Options for BOM Tables

Tables in SOLIDWORKS
Bill of Materials Properties
Displaying the BOM Assembly Structure
Modifying a Table
Saving a Table Template
Properties of BOM Tables
BOM Component Options
Balloon Indicator

10 Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables

How to Insert a Hold Table
How to Split a Table
Using a Revision Table
Leader Annotation Options
Design Tables in Drawings

11 Additional Drawing Tools

Reusing Drawings
Draw Compare
SOLIDWORKS Design Checker
SOLIDWORKS Task Scheduler

12 Managing Performance

Performance Evaluation
Detailing Practices
System Options and Document Properties
Open Options
Detached Drawings
Hardware and Performance
Additional Considerations
Quick Reference Guide