The goal of this course is to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS MBD to present product and manufacturing information (PMI) in a 3D PDF file. This includes the use of DimXpert and annotation views combined with the capturing and publishing of 3D views.



Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows® operating system


1 Day


Lesson 1: Introduction to SOLIDWORKS MBD
  • What is the SOLIDWORKS MBD?
  • Course Layout
  • MBD using Feature Dimensions
  • 3D PDF Capabilities
  • MBD using DimXpert
  • DimXpert Capabilities
  • eDrawings and MBD
  • eDrawings Capabilities
  • STEP 242 Files
  • MBD and Assemblies
Lesson 2: Using Feature Dimensions and Annotation Views
  • Using Feature Dimensions with MBD
  • Default Annotation Views
  • Optimizing Settings
  • Adding and Organizing Annotations
  • Adding Reference Dimensions
  • Modifying Dimensions
  • Creating a Section Annotation View
  • Editing an Annotation View
  • Unassigned Items
  • Creating an Annotation View
  • Notes Area
Lesson 3: Capturing 3D Views
  • 3D Views
  • 3D Views Tab
  • Capture 3D View
  • Activating and Modifying 3D View
  • Using Multiple Annotation Views
  • Publishing PMI
  • Special 3D View Types
  • Model Break View
  • Publish eDrawing File
Lesson 4: 3D PDF Template Editor
  • 3D PDF Template Editor
  • Areas of the Template
  • Text Types
  • Other Template Aspects
  • Building a Custom Template
  • Saving and Storing Custom Templates
  • Testing the Template
  • Supplemental Tutorials
Lesson 5: Using DimXpert
  • What is DimXpert?
  • DimXpert Settings
  • DimXpert Block Tolerances
  • DimXpert Dimension Settings
  • How DimXpert Works
  • Auto Dimension Scheme
  • DimXpertManager
  • Show Tolerance Status
  • Modifying DimXpert Annotations
  • Combining Dimensions
  • Publish using Default Views
  • Creating Multiple Schemes
  • Manual DimXpert Annotations
  • Feature Selector Toolbar
  • Using DimXpert Dimension Tools
  • Unique DimXpert Options
  • Automating Basic Dimensions
Lesson 6: MBD and Assembly Models
  • Assembly Models and MBD
  • Assembly Level Dimensions
  • Optimizing Settings in Assemblies
  • Adding Assembly Annotations
  • BOM Tables and Balloons
  • Publishing Assembly PMI
  • Additional MBD Tools
  • Supplementary Tutorials

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