SOLIDWORKS: Saving Time with Component Patterns in Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS component patterns can cut your design time and help you work faster. In this course you'll learn pattern techniques that will automate component placement while speeding up assembly rebuild times by decreasing assembly mates.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 15, 2018
Duration
1h 21m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 15, 2018
Duration
1h 21m
Description

SOLIDWORKS component patterns can cut your design time and help you work faster. In this course, SOLIDWORKS: Saving Time with Component Patterns in Assemblies, you'll see how to take advantage of the powerful pattern functionality in SOLIDWORKS. First, you'll discover how the Chain Component Pattern can save time and create working motion for chained components like the treads of a track vehicle. Next, you'll learn to quickly populate your assemblies with fasteners and create opposite hand versions of parts and assemblies. Finally, you'll explore many other patterning techniques that will automate component placement while speeding up assembly rebuild times by decreasing assembly mates. After finishing this course, you'll see that these features are there to make your life easier, it's time to take advantage of them. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author
About the author

Certified SolidWorks Professional with a wide array of field related skills including milling, turning, CNC programming, project management, design tables, excel macro programming.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
(music) Hey there, everyone. My name is Benjamin Walker and welcome to my course, SOLIDWORKS: Saving Time with Component Patterns and Assemblies. I'm a certified SOLIDWORKS professional and work as both as a contract design engineer as well as an instructor. Doing contract work has allowed me to work with lots of different types of products in the world including medical devices and surgical tools, microscopic implants, steel structures, and even some armor plating for our military. Doing contract work has also allowed me to see a lot of different levels of experience in the field regarding SOLIDWORKS, and one thing I've consistently noticed is people losing a lot of time when creating assemblies. In this course we're going to eliminate some of that wasted time by learning some tricks for patterning components in a handful of ways. Some of the major topics that we will cover include: linear and circular patterning, curve-driven patterns, sketch-driven patterns, chain patterns, and even mirroring components to create opposite hand parts. By the end of this course you'll know how to use all of the component patterning features in SOLIDWORKS 2018. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with SOLIDWORKS enough to be able to create your own parts from scratch as well as to be able to mate your components together to build an assembly. If you can do those two things, you're ready to start learning the tricks behind component patterning. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS: Saving Time with Component Patterns and Assemblies course at Pluralsight.