Creating your first part


show more Once you understand the basics of SOLIDWORKS' operations and functionalities, you are ready to being designing products using the software's 3-D environment. The first step is to build a part--the basic building block of design in SOLIDWORKS. This online video walks you through creating your first part. show less
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Creating your first part

Okay, let's get started and build our very first part. First things first, we need to choose a face or a plane to start drawing on. When you first open a new model there's no faces, you only have these planes and you have these three fundamental planes shown here. You have the front plane, the right plane and the top plane. You want to think of those. Similar to the real world. The top plane might be the top of your desk, or the ground. The front plane might be a wall in front of you, and the right plane might be something on the right-hand side of you. So when you're building something, think through how those things would actually be built. If you're going to build, for instance, like a stand for something, you might start with the top plane, so the stand would be mounted to the ground, and then you might design something on the front plane that would be something that would be standing up in front of you.

So think through that, because when you start putting things together in an as...

Creating your first part
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Once you understand the basics of SOLIDWORKS' operations and functionalities, you are ready to being designing products using the software's 3-D environment. The first step is to build a part--the basic building block of design in SOLIDWORKS. This online video walks you through creating your first part.

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CAD
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SOLIDWORKS
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