- Before we get started, please note that the course is aimed at intermediate users of SOLIDWORKS. It is expected that you will be comfortable with most of the commands found on the Features tab as well as most of the sketch tools that is typically used in basic design. We will also be working in an Assembly environment and familiarity with that environment is expected. I will not ever take the time to cover the details of what we are doing within that environment.
As always, I will be using the mouse gesture even though most of the part modeling that we're going to be doing is going to be pretty basic and you should be able to follow along quite easily. Now, as to the brief of our project we have originally been tasked to come up with a concept design for a cabinet and this cabinet, in particular. And this has now been approved and now we've been tasked to create a CAD model of the design. However, the one caveat that we have is that the overall dimension of the cabinet is not yet determined.
And also, various or numerous variations of the design is going to be needed as well. So what we need to consider very carefully is our design intent. Design intent is something that I expect you are comfortable with already. And it's through this process that we will work through together so that you can see how I approach this and some of the considerations that we are going to keep in mind as we design this. So, ultimately, our goal is going to be that if we adjust the width or the depth or the height of this design, that everything else will adjust accordingly and hence what we're focusing on within this project is in context design or top down modeling strategies.
Now there's a number of ways that we can go about this and I'm going to talk about that in the next video.
- Setting up the model and adding components
- Creating the main structure of the cabinet
- Modeling the door
- Building the drawer
- Testing the model