SolidWorks – Helping Students with the Fundamentals of CAD and Simulation

Franck Muller Watchland
How do you prepare your students to work for talented SolidWorks customers, like Franck Muller Watchland?  You need to start with the fundamentals.  My colleagues from the SolidWorks Web Team put together a series of 200 videos to help our users learn about SolidWorks and SolidWorks Simulation.  

SolidWorks is more than a 3D modeling tool.  This software application allows you to design a product, simulate its operation in real world conditions, and prepare components to be manufactured.

I have outlined a few of my favorite videos to help explain our SolidWorks tools – all in one interface:

SolidWorks 3D CAD Fundamentals - introduction to SolidWorks in a fun, cartoon way.

SolidWorks  Assemblies - visualize how parts fit together and simulate complex mechanisms

SolidWorks 2D Drawings - create production ready drawings for manufacturing and communication

3D Animations and Photorealistic Rendering - create powerful, images and animations

Design Analysis - Finite Element Analysis, Kinematics, Computational Fluid Dynamics,and fun with physics

CAD Library - Download millions of free part and assembly models

Design for Costing - Estimation and quoting for manufacturing costs

SolidWorks Sustainability - Life cycle assessment of the environmental impact of your designs

Sheet Metal - Create flat and formed parts and sheet metal drawings

Mold Design - Develop plastic parts for manufacturing

Weldments - Automate and document weld structures

Electrical Cable and Routing - Create the cable harness model, wire routing and wiring diagrams

Piping and Tubing - 3D design of piping, hydraulics, and other systems

Our SolidWorks Curriculum containing tutorials, lessons and projects, can be found at www.solidworks.com/curriculum.    Marie

Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Director of Education Community, SolidWorks at Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corporation
Marie Planchard is Director of the Education Community, SolidWorks. She is responsible for global development of curricula, content and social outreach for the SolidWorks educational products across all levels of academia.