Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Collision detection and interference detection, part of Cert Prep: Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (2015).
- When working with assemblies, there are a couple tools that allow us to verify our design and make sure we don't have any type of interference, and make sure we have the degrees of freedom that we're looking for. The first one is collision detection. So in that, I'm going to go up to move component, I'm going to click down here on collision detection, and I'm going to click on stop at collision. Now I should be able to grab the components and move them around, and you'll see, it can only move until it collides with something else, which in this case, I don't really have a big stroke here with this little stamping press.
However, you can see exactly how far I need to go. So if I push that all the way to the very top, I know I'm stopped in a colliding position here, then I can do something like a measurement and determine maybe from this surface here, to this surface here, what is that angle. That might be a question you might see on the exam. The next thing that I want to take a look at is interference detection. So in this case here, I'm going to grab this part here and just move it a little further up, and then I'm going to go over here under evaluate and click on interference detection.
And then I'm going to click on calculate, and right away you can see I have two interferences, and it highlights it here showing me I'm interfering right here in this section here, and if I click on the next one, it highlights it right down here showing that I've moved a little too far, and now I'm interfering. So this is great if you're working on a design, to go back and maybe add a little extra material here, or move a little extra material in this section here so you don't have these types of interferences. Now on a test question, they might ask you which type of components are interfering and just to label which ones they are, or move it to a position that it's not interfering, so a couple different options of how they might ask you to deal with this type of a question.
He also breaks down the three segments of the test (part modeling, configurations, and assemblies), providing strategies that will help you pass each section. At the end of the course, there are two sample exams to practice what you've learned.
- CSWP requirements review
- Working with sketch entities, tools, and relations
- Using the boss and cut features
- Performing sweeps and lofts
- Smoothing corners with Fillet and Chamfer
- Creating linear and circular patterns
- Setting up equations
- Creating multibody parts
- Setting mass properties
- Working with materials and constraints
- Inserting components
- Setting up reference geometry
- Arranging features to change the part
- Working with suppression states
- Using a design table to build configurations
- Establishing standard drawing views
- Annotating your drawings