Upcoming CATI Training Classes for August 2016 – Featuring SOLIDWORKS Drawings

In order to obtain the full potential of the powerful tools provided by Computer Aided Technology (CATI), over 70 training classes are offered in August 2016. CATI is certified by SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys and our other partners. In addition to the complete catalog of course offerings from these partners, CATI has developed unique classes to meet the needs of our customers. In total, there are over 50 training classes to choose from including classes in Design, Simulation, Data Management, Design Automation, 3D Printing and more.

Classroom Training

The traditional method of learning is the classroom environment. To help you get the most out of our products, CATI, along with MCAD Technologies, operate a nationwide network of full-services facilities using state-of-the-art equipment, serving clients in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Alaska, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


As you can see, classes are kept at a reasonable size so that you do not get lost in the crowd. A lot of material is covered in a short time, but our instructors are there to make sure that no one is left behind. This personal attention is a nice feature to make sure that you get the most value from your learning experience.

Virtual Classroom Training

For clients who cannot get away from the office, the Virtual Classroom (VC) is an innovative way to deliver the full classroom training. These courses are setup as ½ day sessions that you can take using your own computer with fast internet connection and a phone.


This virtual training class is not just a pre-recorded video. The classes are taught by a real instructor live over the internet. Using Webex technology, you actually get to use the same state-of-the-art hardware offered in our classroom by connecting directly to our computers, which eliminates the need to worry about installing any software on your machine.

What Classes are Scheduled?

Here is a screen capture of the 72 upcoming training classes in August 2016. To register for any of our courses, click here.

, Upcoming CATI Training Classes for August 2016 – Featuring SOLIDWORKS Drawings

To register for any of our courses, click here.


SolidWorksI still cannot believe how many drawing related questions we receive in technical support. Many of the questions we receive are answered in our SOLIDWORKS Drawings training course. After completing this class, you will be able to use SOLIDWORKS to create 2D drawings of production level parametric models of parts and assemblies. After getting familiar with the SOLIDWORKS user interface as well as tools and techniques for creating quality 2D representations of 3D solid models, you will be able to create and maintain custom drawing templates. Here are the specific topics covered:

– Drawing Sheets and Views
– Part Preparations for Detailing
– Drawing Views and Settings
– Center Marks and Centerlines
– Dimensions
– Adding Annotations
– Sheet Formats and Templates
– Title block areas
– Assembly Drawing Views
– BOMs and Design Tables
– Custom BOM templates
– Performance and Display Issues
– Large Assembly Mode
– Detached Drawings
– Changing Drawing References
– DimXpert and TolAnalyst
– Plus/Minus or Geometric tolerances for models
– Stacked Tolerance Analysis

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Price: Please contact a CATI sales representative for a pricing quote by calling (888) 308-2284.

Here is the August 2016 schedule for SOLIDWORKS Drawings.


Please contact CATI or MCAD if you have any questions about training at (888) 308-2284. We will be happy to answer your questions or help you develop a training plan that is best for you.

Neil Bucalo, CSWP, CSWS-MD
Computer Aided Technology

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