IDEAL PARTS™ – Installation

A standard Windows® installer places the library files into a default or custom location. The library can be installed on a workstation or a server. The purchased number of Ideal Parts licenses must match the number of SolidWorks seats.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Setup

SolidWorks has to be instructed where to find Ideal Parts after installation. This tutorial shows how to make the library accessible through the Design Library, while Weldments has a separate setup procedure.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Upgrade from CD-ROM

This video explains how to upgrade your CD-ROM version of Ideal Parts using our new online system. It’s simple, easy and fast.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Using Fasteners

This tutorial shows how to drag, drop and mate fasteners into location, how to select sizes and change them later.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Using Ball and Roller Bearings

Selecting and installing bearings and setting them up for best sectional view display in technical drawings.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Weldments and Cut-Lists

Ideal Parts’ channels and beams integrate perfectly with SolidWorks’ weldment feature. This tutorial shows how to insert a weldment, trim it, and create a cut-list.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Sheetmetal Fasteners

This tutorial shows the selection and positioning of sheetmetal press-fitted PSM© fasteners using dimensions, locating sketches and sketch driven patterns.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Pop-Rivets

Pop rivets shanks can fit a range of material thicknesses. Ideal Parts pop rivets have lines modeled on the shank, showing if the selected part is the right length.

 

IDEAL PARTS™ – Customising Part Descriptions

All Ideal Parts can have their descriptions, part numbers and all their other properties customised. This tutorial shows how to modify the Design Tables using Microsoft® Excel.