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SOLIDWORKS is the world leader in 3D software for product development and design. Start creating manufacturing-ready parts and assemblies, as well as detailed drawings and bills of materials. In this course, author Gabriel Corbett shows how to create 2D sketches that will become the basis for your 3D models. You'll use the Extrude and Revolve tools to turn 2D sketches into 3D parts, then create more complex geometry with sweep and lofts. Then learn how to use the cut features to remove material and shape parts, and use mirroring, patterning, and scaling to modify parts. Next, you'll combine parts into movable assemblies and subassemblies. Finally, you'll create accurately annotated drawings, complete with itemized bills of materials that relate the final parts and assemblies to a manufacturer.
If you're a premium member of the lynda.com library you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. These files can be found on the exercise files tab, of the main course page. You can go ahead and download those files to the desktop. Go ahead and open up that folder, and you can see we have all the different exercise files arranged per chapter. If you open up one of the chapters you can see inside of there each movie corresponds to the exercise file we're going to be using. And if it's a finished version I'm going to end it with a .fin. If we go to a different chapter, if we have more than a few files for each one of those movies.
I'll go ahead and put them in a corresponding folder with that same movie title. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you can follow along from scratch or with your own assets. Now let's get started.
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