## SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson 11: Sketch Based and Applied Features

Through the years of teaching SOLIDWORKS, I tell my students important basics. 1. Select the correct sketch plane. 2. Keep the Base sketch simple. 3. Use constraints (geometric relations) before dimensions. 4. Keep features simple. Similar basics apply with SOLIDWORKS xDesign.

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## SOLIDWORKS xDesign Lesson #10: Sketching, Constraints, Dimensions

Design intent manages the relationship between sketches in a feature, features in a part, and parts in an assembly. Students need to understand design intent in a sketch, using constraints and dimensions. Let’s start with a simple example using xDesign.

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## Aero Design Series- Stock Wheel – Part 2: Front Plane Sketch and Revolve

Welcome to the #Aero Design Video Series created by Matthew Gruber! This is the second tutorial in the 10 part series where we will go from the initial mockup to a detailed front plane sketch and revolve feature.

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## What’s New in SolidWorks Education Edition 2014-2015: Path Dimension

SOLIDWORKS Education Edition 2014-2015 has some great new features. I will be sharing some of my favorites over the next few weeks.  The Path Dimension is a great sketch feature for robot and FSAE teams that need to design with chains

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## SolidWorks Sketch Tips

Check out this video showing some tips and tricks which using sketches.  One topic covered in this video is how to change the sketch plane of a sketch once it has already been created.  This is a time saving

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## SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics Part 2

This video will cover more sketch tools that were not covered in the first part.  These tools include offset entities, create new sketch from selection, repair sketch, linear sketch patterns, edit linear sketch patterns and dynamic mirror.  The use

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## SolidWorks Sketch Tool Basics

This video covers the basics of some commonly used sketch tools.  These include convert entities, intersection curve, split entities, jog line, trim tool, and extend entities.  The tools are very useful when creating slightly more complex sketched or if

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## SolidWorks Sketch Rectangle Basics

This video looks at the basics of rectangles.  The different types of rectangles are explained as well as examples of when to use each one.  The intent of this video is to provide newer users of SolidWorks with a

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## SolidWorks Spline Basics

This video looks at the basics of splines. The different methods for creating splines as well as the manipulation of these splines are demonstrated within this video.  The intent of this video is to provide newer users of SolidWorks

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## The Basics on SolidWorks Sketch Lines

Check out this video focusing on sketch lines which is the basic element found in all models.  The different types of lines found within SolidWorks are discussed as well as some sketching tips.  Options that are found in the property

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## Transition to SolidWorks from Creo or ProE: Drawing Documents

This video is the final part of a three part series providing tips to help learn SolidWorks if you have used Creo or ProE before and now have to learn SolidWorks for school or for a job.  The basics

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## Transition to SolidWorks from Creo or ProE: Assembly Documents

Check out this video which is the second part of a three part series providing tips to help learn SolidWorks if you have used Creo or ProE before and now have to learn SolidWorks for school or for a

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## Transition to SolidWorks from Creo or ProE

Check out this video which is part of a three part series providing tips to help learn SolidWorks if you have used Creo or ProE before and now have to learn SolidWorks for school or for a job.  The

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