Introduction
SolidWorks is a solid modeling CAD program mainly used in engineering. It is an industry favorite and has a user base larger than any other 3D CAD package.

Our Course
Our course is designed to take an individual that does not know how to use solidworks and get them up to a proficient level.

Target Group
Individuals wishing to learn the basics of solidworks
Individuals wishing to start with basic 3-D modelling 
Individuals wishing to list solidworks in their resume
Designers and engineers 

Delegates Prerequisites 
There are no prerequisites to take this course

Aims and Objectives
navigate through SOLIDWORKS interface.
use numerous features to create 3D models
Create parametric sketches
Create parts and build assemblies
Create and control different versions of your parts with configurations
Automate design modification with equations and excel design tables
Create drawings of your designs

COURSE CONTENT

SOLIDWORKS Basics


  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • User Interface
  • Using the Command Manager




Sketching


  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude




Basic Part Modeling


  • Basic Modeling
  • Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Options
  • Filleting
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters




Boss Feature with Draft


  • Symmetry in the Sketch
  • Sketching Inside the Model
  • View Options
  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry




Patterning


  • Reference Geometry
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Sketch Driven Patterns




Revolved Features


  • Building the Rim
  • Building the Spoke
  • Edit Material
  • Mass Properties
  • File Properties
  • SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
  • Using SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
  • The SimulationXpress Interface




Shelling and Ribs


  • Analyzing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features




Editing: Repairs


  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert




Editing: Design Changes


  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Editing with Instant 3D




Configurations


  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods to Create Configurations
  • Using Global Variables and Equations
  • Creating Equalities
  • Global Variables
  • Defining the Overall Width
  • Equations
  • Creating a Minimum Edge Distance
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library




Using Drawings


  • Making Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Projected Views
  • Annotations




Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling


  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go




Using Assemblies


  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings





Course Methodology
This course is an instructor led classroom based environment, always guaranteed to be taught by a leadership expert. The classes will be conducted over 5 days. The course consists of a blend of lectures, application, individualistic and team based exercises. All other materials will be provided to the attendees in the classroom environment. At the conclusion of the course the participants can obtain a certificate.

SolidWorks

Through undertaking our course you will gain a working knowledge of one the worlds largest 3D CAD package