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Fun things to model for a beginner?

By tony deplato on 06 Mar 21:15 3 answers 2 comments

I just got solidworks 2013 and was wondering if you guys had any useful models/assemblies that would help me learn the program? I do have some experience; I modeled a companion cube from Portal, so I know tha basics.

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  • Robert Guyser
    Robert Guyser over 4 years ago

    Do the built in tutorials - even if they frustrate you .The tutorials in the new versions are extremely well designed to teach you a growing mastery of the program by introducing many, many features through very easy to follow tutorials.

    I highly recommend them.

    After that, model some objects around you - use the best measuring technologies you have a vailable - go purcahse some cheap digital calipers if you can, or get them on ebay\internet otherwise - these are invaluable.

    Use your interests.. Like cars? Model a car - or download one of Farrad's(sorry if spelled wrong) or another amazing designer here's cars and MARVEL at how they make those surfaces. Its AMAZING.. Then put it away and figure out how to model A surface ;) - Then get frustrated and DO THE SOLIDWORKS SURFACING TUTORIAL.

    This is hard, but good advice in my opinion.

  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg over 4 years ago

    If you see something you like, take it and a CRT of calipers and start modeling. Then find other people who have made something similar and see how they did it. ( I bet they did it differently)

  • C Bd
    C Bd over 4 years ago

    Found this on GrabCad
    couldn't find link
    Start at #1 they progress adding new steps and procedures
    By the time you are complete you will understand SW
    Have Fun

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