Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Cert Prep: SOLIDWORKS Surfacing.
- [Instructor] If you're a premium member of the library, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. Go ahead and download those files to your desktop, double click the Exercise Files folder, and you should have something that looks very similar to this. You can see, we have it arranged by chapters. We also have a sample exam, the parts created in the sample exam, as well as some templates that I predefined for you. If you open up each individual folder, say chapter two, in this case here, I'm going to open up 2.2, we have the starting version of the file, as well as the finished version of the file, which ends in a underscore F-I-N.
And pretty much every one of the movies has corresponding files in the same format. If you look over here at the Templates folder, I've given you a couple preformatted templates that are used throughout the exam. The 1020 steel, as well as the 1060 aluminum are two of the most common materials that you'll see in the exams, and they're preformatted with the right unit system, as well as some predefined equations in there. And, then, below that, I've given you a basic LinkedIn assembly template, drawing template, as well as a part template. You're free to use those and modify them as you'd like.
If you're a monthly member or annual member of the library, you don't have access to these exercise files. However, you can follow along from scratch or create your own assets. Now let's get started.
- Exam-taking techniques
- Surfacing tools
- Creating splines and 3D curves
- Building a boundary surface
- Extending and untrimming surfaces
- Knitting surfaces together
- Creating surface fillets
- Using the Thicken tool