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Learn how to use SOLIDWORKS Composer to create 2D and 3D output from existing CAD data.

Using SOLIDWORKS Composer

Length: 2 days

Prerequisites: Experience with the Windows operating system.

Description: Teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data. This course is compatible with versions V6R2011 and V6R2011x.

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Getting Started
  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Composer Application?
  • Starting SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Terminology
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer User Interface
  • Preferences and Document Properties
  • Creating 2D Output
  • Exercise 1: User Interface
  • Exercise 2: Terminology

Creating Cover and Detail Images

  • Views
  • Rendering Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Camera Alignment Tools
  • Create 2D Output
  • Digger
  • Exercise 3: Navigation Tools
  • Exercise 4: Digger
  • Exercise 5: Updating Views

Creating an Exploded View

  • Visibility Tools
  • Exploded Views
  • Collaborative Actors
  • Styles
  • Vector Graphics Output
  • Exercise 6: Exploded View
  • Exercise 7: Styles
  • Exercise 8: Markups and Annotations
  • Exercise 9: Visibility and Rendering Tools

Creating Additional Exploded Views

  • Paper Space
  • Importing Files
  • File Types
  • Update Views with Selected Actors
  • Align Actors
  • Explode Lines
  • Custom Views
  • Linking Between Views
  • Exercise 10: Merging and Aligning Actors
  • Exercise 11: Custom Views

Creating Bills of Materials

  • Bill of Materials
  • Vector Graphics Output
  • Another BOM Table
  • Exercise 12: Exploded Views, BOMs, and Callouts

Creating a Marketing Image

  • Selections
  • Search and Meta-Properties
  • Textures
  • Lighting
  • High Resolution Image
  • Exercise 13: Lights and Textures

Creating Interactive Content

  • Timeline Pane
  • Selections in the Key Track
  • Position and Property Keys
  • Filters
  • Animating Collaborative Actors
  • Digger Keys
  • Events
  • Exercise 14: Managing the Timeline Pane
  • Exercise 15: Animating Changes to Actors
  • Exercise 16: Events

Creating a Walkthrough Animation

  • Camera Keys
  • Adding Views to the Timeline
  • Grids
  • Exercise 17: Camera Keys 1
  • Exercise 18: Camera Keys 2

Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation

  • Assembly Selection Mode
  • Scenarios
  • Exercise 19: Animating Actors and the Digger
  • Exercise 20: Compound Motion and Scenarios

Updating SolidWorks Composer Files

  • Update an Entire Assembly
  • Changing the Geometry of an Actor
  • Exercise 21: Updating from CAD

Publishing from SolidWorks Composer

  • Preparing a File for Publishing
  • Publishing to PDF
  • Publishing inside Microsoft Word
  • Publishing to HTML
  • Exercise 22: Publishing to PDF
  • Exercise 23: Publishing inside Microsoft Word
  • Exercise 24: Publishing inside HTML

Additional Applications and Workshops

  • SOLIDWORKS Sync and SOLIDWORKS Enterprise Sync
  • SOLIDWORKS Check
  • SOLIDWORKS Path Planning
  • Simplification Workshop

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