SolidWorks Productivity Tools
Step-By-Step Self-Paced Learning Guide
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Description: A self-study guide to improving your productivity with SolidWorks® software. Learn the fundamentals of SolidWorks Productivity Tools at your own speed, and become more productive using Design Tables,
FeatureWorks®, SolidWorks Utilities, and SolidWorks Toolbox®.
- Unlock the full power of SolidWorks design tools with the helpful instructions and tips available only from technical training experts on staff with SolidWorks Corporation.
- Build your skills and confidence quickly with 16 easy-to-understand tutorials and practice exercises, each building upon the previous lesson.
- Reinforce your new skills with the accompanying CD, which features time-saving project files for tutorials and practice exercises.
- 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 475 full-color images and screen captures that serve as easy-to-understand visual cues.
Prerequisites: SolidWorks Essentials: Parts and Assemblies
The topics covered in this guide are:
Chapter 1: Introduction
About This Book
What are Design Tables?
What is the FeatureWorks® software?
What is the SolidWorks Toolbox software?
What is the SolidWorks Utilities software?
Starting FeatureWorks®, Toolbox and Utilities
Chapter 2: Using Design Tables and Equations
Equations and Design Tables
Stages in the Process
Case Study: Spindle
Renaming Dimensions and Features
Design Tables in a Part
Parameters and Relationships
Creating Additional Configurations
Design Table in Drawings
Chapter 3: Assembly Design Tables
Assembly Equations and Design Tables
Case Study: Ladder
Equations in the Assembly
Design Tables in the Assembly
Reading Configuration Information into the Design Table
Chapter 4: FeatureWorks® Introduction
What is FeatureWorks®?
Importing the Geometry
Case Study: Automatic Recognition
The FeatureWorks PropertyManager
Automatic Feature Recognition
The FeatureWorks Process
Interactive Feature Recognition
Case Study: Interactive Recognition
Case Study: Interactive Recognition
Editing After Recognition
Chapter 5: FeatureWorks® Using Volume Features
Case Study: Volume Features
Chapter 6: Using SolidWorks® Utilities
What are the SolidWorks Utilities?
SolidWorks Utilities Tools
Case Study: Compare Features
Case Study: Compare Geometry
Case Study: Compare BOM
Case Study: Geometry Analysis
Find, Modify, Suppress and Simplify
Case Study: Find and Modify Feature
Case Study: Power Select
Case Study: Thickness Analysis
Case Study: Symmetry Check
Case Study: Replace Annotation
Case Study: Feature Paint
Chapter 7: Using SolidWorks® Toolbox
What is SolidWorks® Toolbox?
Case Study: Configure Toolbox
Standards and Components
The Toolbox Browser
Adding Toolbox Components Manually
Case Study: Adding Toolbox Components Manually
Case Study: Resizing Toolbox Components
Patterning Toolbox Components
Case Study: Patterning Toolbox Components
Adding Multiple Components with Smart Fasteners
Case Study: Using Smart Fasteners
Editing Toolbox Components
Creating Custom Standards
Case Study: Creating Custom Standards
Configuring Individual Parts
Add to Library
Case Study: Add to Library
Chapter 8: Other SolidWorks® Toolbox Options
Other SolidWorks Toolbox Options
Case Study: User Library
Case Study: Using the Structural Steel Tool
Case Study: Grooves
Case Study: Bearing Calculator
Chapter 9: Using DriveWorksXpress
The DriveWorksXpress Wizard
Case Study: DriveWorksXpress
Creating a New Database
Using Capture Tools
Dimensions and Features
Drawings and Configurations