I just finished the “SOLIDWORKS: Designing for Consumer Electronics” course held by Johno Ellison on the LinkedIn Learning platform. The course analyzes the foundations for the design of electronic devices.


New consumer electronics products are created every year. The course addresses the basics for the design of electronic devices. In particular it focuses on the design of a controller. It covers various topics including creating an assembly, adding fastening details, and creating buttons, joysticks, and circuit boards that go into the controller.

Fase iniziale: progetto della scocca esterna


SolidWorks is a three-dimensional parametric design and design software, produced and marketed by Dassault Systèmes. It was born as a software specifically dedicated for mechanical engineering and is therefore particularly useful for the design of mechanical equipment, even complex ones.

The software provides for the creation of 2D and 3D drawings of solids and surfaces, through a completely customizable and parametric geometric system. Solidworks is extremely intuitive, so its use is not difficult even for less experienced users or users coming from other CAD systems. Solidworks allows you to bring drawings from 2 to 3 dimensions and vice versa, with simple operations, by importing and exporting AutoCAD files (DWG, DXF).

The software is also able to import and export geometries in a large variety of three-dimensional formats, in particular it is able to import (even if only as a graphic body) files created with other mechanical design programs. Parametric design allows you to set up many types of relationships (parallelism, concentricity, perpendicularity, collinearity, equality, coaxiality, symmetry and many others). The Equations tool also allows you to set relationships between geometric dimensions (for example, in order to keep the fillet radius equal to a quarter of a side, or by defining an angle as a triple of another).