SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson 9:External References – Copy with Mates

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson 9:External References – Copy with Mates

Engineering students need to understand how to create assemblies using a bottom – up design approach, a top – down design approach or combination of both. Use SOLIDWORKS xDesign to understand how external references are created when inserting a new component. Enhance working proficiency with copy with mates using components not in a pattern. Utilize a collaborative space so students just don’t loose their data in the cloud.

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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson #7: Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson #7: Assemblies

In this lesson, import three SOLIDWORKS parts (Windows) into xDesign and save to a Collaborative space (cloud) . From the Collaborative space insert the three components, one at a time, into the Rocket assembly. The first component is inserted to the Origin and is fixed. All other components are inserted to the Origin and are not fixed. Use mates to represent the physical behavior of the model.

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SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson #3: Sketch Planes

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson #3: Sketch Planes

One of the most difficult areas I’ve seen with my students is where do they start the design. What sketch plane do they select? Most xDesign features start with a sketch. The default reference planes are: xy (Top), yz (Front), and zx (Right). This lesson takes you through creating a cylinder with a circular sketch on different reference planes.

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