SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling
2 day training course, $799

Assembly Modeling teaches you how to maximize use of the assembly modeling capabilities using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.

Recommended Prerequisites:
- Attended SOLIDWORKS Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
- At least one month of experience using the software

The topics covered in this course are:

About This Course 
Use of Color

Lesson 1: Understanding Assemblies 
SOLIDWORKS Assemblies 
Assembly File Structure 
File References 
External Reference Search Order 
Solving Mates

Lesson 2: Advanced Mate Techniques 
Advanced Mates 
Case Study: SmartMates and Mate References 
Adding Mate References 
Design Library Parts 
Capture Mate References 
Advanced and Mechanical Mate Types 
Case Study: Advanced Mates 
Summary: Inserting and Mating Components 
Multiple Mate Mode 
Using Copy with Mates 
Case Study: Copy With Mates 
Mate Options

Lesson 3: Top-Down Assembly Modeling 
Stages in the Process 
Case Study: Building In-context Parts 
Building Parts in an Assembly 
In-Context Features 
Propagating Changes 
Saving Virtual Parts as External 
External References 
Breaking External References 
Removing External References

Lesson 4: Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners, and Smart Components 
Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners 
Assembly Features 
Case Study: Assembly Features 
Stages in the Process 
Smart Fasteners 
Smart Components

Lesson 5: Using Configurations with Assemblies 
Stages in the Process 
Case Study: Assembly Configurations 
Component Patterns 
Creating Configurations Manually 
Configuration Properties 
Using Configure Component 
Configuration Publisher

Lesson 6: Display States and Appearances 
Display States 
Bulk Selection Tools 
Case Study: Display States 
Advanced Select 
Appearances, Materials and Scenes 
Case Study: Appearances and Materials

Lesson 7: Assembly Editing 
Key Topics 
Editing Activities 
Case Study: Assembly Editing 
Replacing and Modifying Components 
Troubleshooting an Assembly 
Replacing Components Using Save As 
Mirroring Components 
Hole Alignment 
Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly 
Case Study: Sensors

Lesson 8: Layout-based Assembly Design 
Key Topics 
Case Study: Clamp 
Inserting Blocks 
Creating a Part from a Block 
Gear and Pulley Motion in Blocks 
Case Study: Gears and Pulleys

Lesson 9: Large Assemblies 
Key Topics 
Lightweight Components 
Large Assembly Mode 
Case Study: Large Assembly Options 
Using SpeedPak 
Using Configurations with Large Assemblies 
Modifying the Structure of an Assembly 
Assembly Visualization 
Large Design Review 
Tips for Faster Assemblies 
Drawing Considerations