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.