Using the Wacom Cintiq with SolidWorks

This is a quick demonstration showing a practical use of a combination of industrial design tools (the new Wacom Cintiq tablet, Photoshop, Illustrator) along side SolidWorks. This video shows how to import media created with these ID tools into SolidWorks and create a solid model ready to be manufactured.






SolidWorks Modeling Tutorial: Complex Thread

SolidWorks Modeling Tutorial: Complex Thread. This video shows how to create a thread on a non-cylindrical boss. It demonstrates how to use some advanced tools, including a helix, a swept surface with a guide curve, an intersection curve, and a swept cut.






SolidWorks Advanced Surfacing Tutorial

SolidWorks Advanced Surfacing Tutorial. This tutorial shows how you can use the Surfacing tools available in SolidWorks for Advanced Surfacing. This tutorial is created by Secant Technology AE Tommy Ray.





SolidWorks Tutorial: Modeling a Tire

SolidWorks Tutorial: Modeling a Tire. This tutorial shows in detail how to model a Tire in SolidWorks from scratch.






SolidWorks 2011: Piping Improvements

Routing Library Manager: The Routing Library Manager is a new interface that can be run without launching the SolidWorks® application. It provides access to several existing and new functions.
Route Along Existing Geometry: You can create a route at a defined distance from a surface, using a pipe segment or a planar surface or face as a reference. The distance is calculated from the outer surface of the pipe, unless the centerline is specified.
Weld Gaps: You can add weld gaps to routes between pipes and fittings, using global or joint-specific offset values.
Autosize: When you place a part, it now resizes automatically to match the target equipment or fitting.
Moving and Rotating a Fitting: You can use the triad control to rotate or move parts inserted into a route.
P&ID Import: You can insert inline components into a pipe route after creating it from imported P&ID data, such as from a Solution Partner. SolidWorks identifies required components such as tees and reducers that are not defined in the document and lets you select them from a list.
P&ID Report: You can generate reports that shows missing components or incomplete connections in a 3D model created from imported P&ID data.
Routing Options in Isolate: You now have routing-specific actions available in the Isolate command.






SolidWorks 2012: Sheet Metal Swept Flange

SolidWorks 2012: Sheet Metal Swept Flange. Learn about new sheet metal design functionality in SolidWorks 2012 and how to create a deep drawn box using swept flanges.






PhotoView 360 Tutorial: Final Render

PhotoView 360 Tutorial: Final Render. In this tutorial final render settings are discussed in detail.






SolidWorks Modeling & Assembly Tutorial: Chain Assembly

SolidWorks Modeling & Assembly Tutorial: Chain Assembly. This SolidWorks tutorial shows how to create chain in SolidWorks from scratch. First individual links are modeled and then those links are assembled to create final chain assembly.






SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorial

SolidWorks Sheet Metal Tutorial. This tutorial shows how to create a sheet metal box.






SolidWorks Modeling Tutorial: Creating a 20'' Rim

In this SolidWorks Modeling Video Tutorial how to create a 20'' rim is shown.






How to Model a Formula SAE Exhaust in SolidWorks

This SolidWorks video tutorial shows how to model an exhaust runner system for a formula SAE vehicle






SolidWorks Surfacing: Create FSAE Body Work

This two part video tutorial shows how to use SolidWorks surface modeling tools to create body work for a formula SAE vehicle.








FSAE Design Analysis Apps and Intro to FEA

This video covers overview of SolidWorks Simulation for Finite Element Analysis (FEA), SolidWorks Motion for Kinematic analysis, SolidWorks FlowSimulation for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis. This video also shows how to add in products with the SolidWorks Student Edition and SolidWorks Education Edition and takes overview of the Finite Element Method. How does SolidWorks solve FEA equations is also shown.






Modeling an FSAE Frame in SolidWorks - Part 2

Modeling an FSAE Frame in SolidWorks - Part 2: video tutorial is a follow up to the first frame modeling tutorial. This video covers the modeling of suspension tabs and gives some tips for using the built in design journal.






SolidWorks Tutorial: Sustainability

This sustainability Education video explains the concepts and terms behind Sustainabiity Engineering and the Life Cycle Assessment Process. In product design, students are required to understand how material selection, manufacturing process, and geography affect environmental factors. Major topics covered in this video are as follows:

  • What is Sustainable Engineering?
  • Life Cycle Assessment - LCA
  • Environmental Impact Factors
  • What is Carbon Footprint?
  • What is Total Energy Consumed? 
  • What is Air Acidification?
  • What is Water Eutrophication?
  • Why SolidWorks Sustainability?
  • Why SolidWorks Sustainability in the classroom?
  • SolidWorks Sustainability Methodology
  • Download this presentation in pdf format.





SolidWorks Tutorial: Static Analysis

In this SolidWorks Video Tutorial static analysis of bicycle frame is shown. Topics covered in this tutorial are:

  • Create a study of static analysis using girder grid
  • Assigning material to the part
  • Adding loads and fixtures to joints
  • Running the study
  • View of the main results of static analysis
SolidWorks Static Analysis: Part 1





SolidWorks Static Analysis: Part 2



Model a Pyramid and Determine Volume

This SolidWorks Tutorial Video shows how to use a Loft feature to create a pyramid based on a volume integral.






SolidWorks Simulation: Design a Better Frame

SolidWorks Simulation allows you to determine which variation of a design is better without having to create physical prototypes. In this example there are three frame designs and we need to select the strongest.






SolidWorks: Convert Solid Part to Sheet Metal

In SolidWorks 2009 & above versions you can easily create a sheet metal part with the enhanced Convert to Sheet Metal feature. By creating a simple solid then selecting edges and faces SolidWorks will wrap sheet metal geometry around it. The following video will show you how easy it is to use the feature.






SolidWorks Weldments & Sheet Metal: Create Parts, Assemble & generate drawing

In this SolidWorks video tutorial a complete process of creating a weldments frame, creating a sheet metal hopper and creating manufacturing drawing for individual part & assembly has been shown. First 2D & 3D sketch commands are used to create a frame. Using weldments tool this sketch has been converted to structural frame. Then this frame has been transferred to assembly environment where in a solid hopper like shape has been created inside frame. This solid part has been converted to sheet metal part. Edge flange has been added. Then back to assembly. Interference detection is done to check the interference of these two components. Found interference has been solved. Then assembly drawing is created. Bill of material added. Auto balloons are applied. Sheet metal part & frame manufacturing drawing created. Cut list & auto balloons are added to frame structure drawing.







SolidWorks Sheetmetal: Edge Flange

This video demonstrates Sheetmetal Edge Flange functionality. It shows how to create edge flange for multiple edges & also control direction for each edge differently.






SolidWorks Free Form Surfacing Feature Demo: Boat Hull Tutorial

This video shows the New Free Form Feature in SolidWorks. In this tutorial Boat Hull from a sketch drawing using the SolidWorks Sketch Picture Feature is created.




In the following free form feature basic tutorial Flash Light Design is completed using free form feature.



SolidWorks 2011: 2D Planar Simplification

Planar Simplification and Enhanced Beam Analysis : Achieve faster analysis of parts with uniform sections through the use of planar simplification to represent the parts’ geometry, rather than analyzing the entire structure. Analyze beams more thoroughly by varying loads along their length to accurately simulate real-world conditions.






SolidWorks 2011: SolidWorks Sustainability

In this video, some of the enhancements that have been made to SolidWorks Sustainability has been shown.






SolidWorks 2011: 3DVIA Composer Enhancements

3DVIA Composer - Interactive Storyboarding: Instantly create linked views to next and previous steps for sharing procedures. Simplifies how information is presented and consumed in 3DVIA Composer Player. This new feature reduces the training time and communicate more effectively with employees and customers by sharing simple, interactive storyboard experience.






SolidWorks 2011: Photoview 360 and Walkthrough Feature

PhotoView 360 is now fully integrated in SolidWorks 2011, making photorealistic image and animation creation simple for everyone. Walk-through enables a video game-like exploration of products, including structures and large machinery. This provide detailed, lifelike images and walk-through overviews for demonstrating designs to customers, partners, vendors, and coworkers.







Let's Go Design! - SolidWorks Design Examples

"Let's Go Design" is a new interactive web series where you and your fellow designers are going to help Design Team Lead - and SolidWorks-Certified Professional - Jeremy Luchini create some never-before built products. Submit projects, share design ideas and vote on key decisions. The project ideas they are considering are:

Project Idea #1: The ultimate office chair
Project Idea #2: All in one breakfast maker
Project Idea #3: Trailer Hitch Workbench






SolidWorks 2011: Weldments Enhancements

In addition in SolidWorks 2011: Weldments module are: Welding plates on tubes is possible, Gap are filled automatically with welds, Now you can use weldments in assembly too. Automatically locates weld locations when you select one of the part involved in welding. Weldment list reorder is added. Weld notes are automatically created in drawings.






SolidWorks 2011: Drawings Enhancements

In this video, SolidWorks 2011 enhancements that have been made to the Drawings capabilities has been shown. New enhancements are: Dimension added to 3D model are not placed in correct view & placed out evenly. While dimensioning priority has been given to sectional views & details views. Easy dimension layout adjustments. Ehancements in hole table.







Modeling an FSAE Frame in SolidWorks - Part 1

This video has been made specifically for Formula SAE Students. This video covers the basic process behind modeling a frame.

SolidWorks 2010: Sheet Metal Functionality

Learn about the improvements to sheet metal functionality, including multi-body capabilities, in SolidWorks 2010.