SOLIDWORKS Consumer Products: Electro-mechanical Design

This course will take you through the steps of designing an electro-mechanical consumer product, from the ground up, in SOLIDWORKS.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 28, 2018
Duration
1h 24m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 28, 2018
Duration
1h 24m
Description

As consumer products become more and more electro-mechanical in nature, it is crucial to be able to integrate both electrical and mechanical designs in our products. This course, SOLIDWORKS Consumer Products: Electro-mechanical Design, will introduce engineers and product designers to how to fully utilize the SOLIDWORKS design tools, especially when it comes down to potentially complex electro-mechanical designs. You will start with complex natural shapes with plastics, commonly used for numerous consumer electrical enclosures. Next, you will build a basic assembly including the enclosure and electronics (printed circuit boards). Finally, you will get to see the routing of electrical wires within the 3D SOLIDWORKS assembly. In the end, you will be comfortable in generating mechatronic consumer products using a number of the advanced functionalities available in SOLIDWORKS 2017. Software required: SOLIDWORKS 2017.

About the author
About the author

Justin Flett is a Mechatronics Engineer currently working as a Professor within the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology at Sheridan College. Justin has previously held positions at Hydro One Networks, Ford Motor Company, and ABB Robotics spanning across both the electrical and mechanical engineering industries. Most recently, he has been working as an Product Development Professional specializing in training, services, and consultation nation-wide, ranging from design fundamentals to advanced product development solutions.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Justin, and welcome to my course, SOLIDWORKS Consumer Products: Electro-mechanical Design. I am a mechanical and robotics engineer, and I'm currently an engineering professor at Sheridan College. Prior to this, I have many years of engineering and design experience within the automotive, robotics and automation, and electromechanical industries. In this course, we will take a look at an example electromechanical consumer product, as designed from the ground up within SOLIDWORKS. The specific example we will be looking at is a consumer-level drone project. Some of the major topics that we will cover include the design of an electrical enclosure, introduction to some plastic design tools, importing electronics components such as PCBs, and routing wires within an assembly, and finally, exporting some final outputs that are commonly used in industry projects. By the end of this course, you will be proficient in some of the fundamental techniques required to create electromechanical consumer products, within SOLIDWORKS. Before beginning this course, you be familiar with, and have a good understanding of SOLIDWORKS design fundamentals, such as SOLIDWORKS basic part design and basic assembly design techniques. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn product design with the SOLIDWORKS Consumer Products: Electro-mechanical Design course, at Pluralsight.

Getting Started with SOLIDWORKS Consumer Products
Hello, and welcome to the SOLIDWORKS Consumer Products: Electro-mechanical Design course. My name is Justin, and I am currently working as a professor within the faculty of Applied Science at Sheridan College. Additionally, I have many years of engineering and design experience within the automotive, robotics and automation, and electromechanical industries. In this course, we will take a look at an example electromechanical consumer product, as designed from the ground up within SOLIDWORKS. The specific example we will be looking at is a consumer-level drone project. Some of the major topics that we will cover in this course will be the design of an electrical enclosure; introduction to some common plastics design tools, such as draft, shell, and ribs, to help design for plastics manufacturing and injection molding; importing electronics components such as PCBs and routing wires within our assembly; finally, exporting some final outputs that are commonly used in industry projects. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with and have a good understanding of SOLIDWORKS design fundamentals, such as SOLIDWORKS basic part design and basic assembly design techniques. Once completing this course, we will be proficient with some of the fundamental techniques required to create electromechanical consumer products within SOLIDWORKS.