Course info
October 28, 2016
1h 10m

The world of manufacturing is full of variations of similar shapes. In this course, SOLIDWORKS Essentials - Configurations and Display States, you'll learn how to save time by quickly configuring parts and assemblies. First, you'll learn what configurations are, how to create them, and how to apply edits to certain configurations. Next, you'll see some of the advanced tools for creating and editing configurations quickly and efficiently, as well as what display states are and how they're similar to configurations. Finally, you will get to see how configurations impact the other two types of files in Solidworks besides part files, assembly files, and drawing files. When you're finished with this course, you'll be familiar with many ways to optimize designs with slight or extreme variations. 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 SOLIDWORKS –Configurations and Display States.

I am a Senior Applications Engineer at GoEngineer, a SW reseller that sells and support SW in south-central and western United States. I am a mechanical engineer, Certified SW Instructor and Certified SW Expert with about 18 years of SW experience. As an application engineer I have been responsible for training, technical support and product demonstrations of SW and several other products that we carry.

(1-2 sentences: Topic fun fact / Why learn this topic?)There are different tools inside SOLIDWORKS that are very powerful. The ability to store different versions of a part or an assembly file inside the same file can keep us from having to update multiple files in this family or parts or assemblies in a much easier manner. Switching between these different configurations or Display States can be very powerful.

In this course, we are going to look at how to create configurations and Display States and how to put them to use. Plus, we will be looking at some advanced ways to create and access these features.There are tools to help us make the most out of our SOLIDWORKS files.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • How to create configurations
  • How to create Display States
  • How to access these files at the assembly and drawing level
By the end of this course you should have some ideas about whether configurations or Display States may fit into your design workflow.

While going thru this course, think about your current workflow and how you can make it better with some of these techniques.

From here, you should feel comfortable diving into more complicated SW courses like In-context part design and assembly modeling.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn SolidWorks with the SOLIDWORKS Configurations and Display States course, at Pluralsight.