Improving Large Assembly Design Using SolidWorks
Step-By-Step Self-Paced Learning Guide
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Description: A self-study guide to improving your large assembly productivity with SolidWorks® software. Learn the tools and techniques to more efficiently design large assemblies and projects using SolidWorks. Learn at your own speed as you explore the different elements that comprise efficient assemblies.
Unlock the full power of SolidWorks tools and techniques to more efficiently design large assemblies with the helpful instructions and tips available only from technical training experts on staff with Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corporation.
Explore the elements that make assemblies more efficient and the practices that can speed up your work.
Examine the different hardware choices that contribute to a more productive design environment.
Learn at your own pace – review each lesson as often as you want or quickly move on to the next lesson.
Follow along with more than 100 full - color images and screen captures that serve as easy-to understand visual cues.
- Basic experience with the SolidWorks software
- Experience with the Windows® operating system
The topics covered in this guide are:
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
About This Book
In Search of the Magic Bullet
How Much Will It Cost Me?
The Bottom Line
Chapter 2: Planning and File Management
Large Project Design Planning
How to Implement a Strategy
Product Data Management
Goals of Data Management
The Manual Data Management Method
SolidWorks Workgroup PDM
SolidWorks Enterprise PDM
Chapter 3: Software Settings
Running Other Programs
Chapter 4: Components
Creating In-Context Features
The Simplify Tool
Additional Consideration for Parts
Level of Detail for Purchased Components
Fasteners and Toolbox
Chapter 5: Assemblies
Issues in Large Assembly Management
External Reference Search Order
Referenced Document Search Path
Loading Files into Memory
Other Methods to Reduce Loaded Information
Other Selection Tools
Other Performance Enhancement Techniques
Chapter 6: Drawings
Open to a Specific Configuration or Display State
Drawing Templates and Sheet Formats
Organizing Your Templates
Performance and Display Issues
Making a Backup Copy
Chapter 7: Hardware
How Much RAM
Type of CPU
Chapter 8: Planning Large Design Projects Using SolidWorks
Introduction to Large Project Design
Planning Your Project
Stage of the Design
Level of Detail
Components of a Large Assembly
Structural Steel Design
Models from Outside Vendors or Sources
Chapter 9: Review
Performance by the Numbers