Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 19, 2017
Duration
1h 22m
Description

Communicating effectively is critical for manufacturing parts and products overseas. You must define your product explicitly from every angle, every material, every finish, every tolerance. Anywhere that you leave a product under defined, is a place that you're likely to get something other than what you want. This course, SOLIDWORKS - Design Communication Documentation - Consumer Products, will describe how to prepare documentation for new products to be made at a contract manufacturer / foreign factory in SOLIDWORKS using custom properties and automatically generating tables. First, you'll learn how to specify materials, colors, and textures for your consumer product. Next, you'll explore modeling and sampling techniques to prototype your design. Finally, you'll learn how portions of the plastics manufacturing process work and then use that knowledge to make educated decisions about the factory's plan to make tooling for your product. By the end this course, you'll know how to document your design more fully, enabling you to get you what you asked for, more often. Software required: SOLIDWORKS.

About the author
About the author

Robert Graduated from the University of Utah in 2014 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Emphasis on Ergonomics and Safety. He works in the consumer electronics industry designing audio products such as headphones, earbuds, and bluetooth speakers. He has his CSWE certification (Expert) and is married with two kids.

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Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Robert Murdock and welcome to my course SolidWorks Design Documentation – consumer Products. I am a Mechanical Engineer working in the consumer electronics field.

Working with foreign manufacturers can be difficult because of time differences and language barriers. You need clear and concise instructions and a clear understanding of the factories processes so that you can avoid lengthy debates about your product that carry on for days.

In this course, we are going to:

  1. Learn how to specify materials, colors, and textures for your consumer product
  2. Learn about modeling and sampling techniques to prototype your design
  3. Learn how portions of the plastics manufacturing process work and
  4. Use that knowledge to make educated decisions about the factory’s plan to make tooling for your product
By the end this course, you’ll know how to document your design more fully. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Solidworks 3D modeling software, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn Product documentation with the SolidWorks Design Documentation – Consumer Products, at topwallpaper.