Course info
February 10, 2016
1h 40m

We are going to start modeling a sample part, but we need to learn the basics of starting a part, starting a sketch, and what entities we can sketch. When we are sketching, we need to learn about relationships and how dimensioning can help us go from an under defined sketch to a fully defined sketch. We will have features that add material and remove material. Once we are done, we will look at creating a 2D drawing with a front, top, right and isometric view. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author
About the author

Tony Riggs is an Elite Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, which delivers software, technology, and expertise that enable companies to unlock design innovation and deliver better products faster. He received a BSME from the University of Tulsa and has been using SOLIDWORKS for over 18 years.

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Hi everyone, my name is Tony Riggs, and welcome to my course on SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Basic Part Modeling. I'm an elite applications engineer at GoEngineer, a SOLIDWORKS reseller that sales and supports SOLIDWORKS in the South Central and Western United States. I'm a mechanical engineer, certified SOLIDWORKS instructor, and certified SOLIDWORKS expert with about 18 years of SOLIDWORKS experience.

As an application engineer, I have been responsible for training, technical support, and product demonstrations of SOLIDWORKS and several other products that we carry.

In this course, we're going to look at starting a part, starting to sketch the right way, and see a few of the tools we need to get started.

Some of the major topics are going to be starting a part in the sketch, but then learn how to draw lines, rectangles, circles, and other entities, then how do we use relations and dimensions to define the shape of the sketch, go on ahead and get an actual 3D model started, and document everything with a 2D drawing.

By the end of this course, you should be able to pick a good plan to get started and know what kinds of things we can sketch. You can create fully-defined sketches and start extruding into 3D.

Before beginning this course, you just need a desire to take your design from your imagination to the computer screen. So I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SOLIDWORKS with the SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Basic Part Modeling course at Pluralsight.