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SolidWorks 2009 Top-Down Design Best Practices

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Overview:
This course is intended to teach users about the SolidWorks tools and features designed to help create parts in the context of an assembly. This is known as top-down design, and it is a powerful way of working in a conceptual design environment using existing geometry in an assembly to base your design on. Key topics include: assembly, geometry, part, component, features, external references, update holders, in-context part, assembly feature, sub assembly, holes, Hole Wizard, hole series, pattern, references, component pattern, mirror component, common part, external references, equation, end condition, configuration, layout sketch, assembly sketch, join, copying surfaces, cavity feature, combine, edge flange, extrude cut, normal cut, and sheet metal.

Prerequisites:
A basic understanding of Solidworks 2009.

Intended Audience:
Any Solidworks users working with assemblies.

Course Duration:
2 hours

Skill Level:
Intermediate

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