SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling Training

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2 CATalyst Levels

Credits: 2
Classroom: 2 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: 5 sessions, 2.5 hours each

Class #: CAD320

The goal of this course is to teach you how to use the surface features to build parts using SOLIDWORKS software. Most of the case studies and exercises in this course are taken from consumer product design applications, and the lessons center around the combined use of solids and surfaces, with the goal always being to create a good solid.

During this course we will learn industry standard surfacing terminology necessary to understand a ground-up surface modeling approach, as well as answer some of the "when" and "why" questions, which are inevitable with the solids to surfaces paradigm, shift. If you’re modeling experience to date has been completely in the solids realm, you may find that working in surfaces requires a different approach.

This course has several examples showing functions that do not ultimately create the intended geometry, necessitating an alternative approach. This is not to highlight shortcomings of the software, but rather to help you identify situations in which you need to try more than one method. Working with more complex models and shapes means you will run into more situations when you need to have at your disposal alternative methods for achieving particular shapes.

Class Details

  • Understanding Surfaces

  • Introduction to Surfacing
  • Solid-Surface Hybrid Modeling
  • Repairing and Editing Imported Geometry
  • Advanced Surface Modeling, Blends and Patches
  • Master Model Techniques

The SOLIDWORKS Advanced Surface Modeling training guide will be supplied at the beginning of class and is yours to keep.

Students will learn skills in working with advanced assembly techniques and methodologies. The student will gain the ability to build complex shapes with the surface modeling functionality within SOLIDWORKS as well as student the techniques required to make robust solid models from the surface models.

  • Students attending this course are expected to have the following:
  • • Mechanical design experience.
  • • Completed the course CAD211 SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling.
  • • Experience with the Windows™ operating system.

18 Upcoming Classes:

July 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 20201:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
July 23, 24, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
August 6, 7, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - EST Register
August 20, 21, 20208:30am - 4:30pm - PST Register
August 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 20208:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
September 2, 3, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
September 17, 18, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
September 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 20208 am - 10:30 am - CST Register
October 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 20208:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
October 19, 20, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
October 22, 23, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
October 28, 29, 20208:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
November 4, 5, 20208:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20208:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
December 2, 3, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
December 3, 4, 20209:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
December 10, 11, 20208:30 am - 4:30 pm - CST Register
December 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20201:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register

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Training Testimonials

The instructor was very informative and I know that I will be able to use the skills I learned from this class in my designs.

Francisco Vega

Great class. Even after using SOLIDWORKS for about a year now, I learned many new tips and features that I hadn't known before the class.


Great class for novice users. Recommended to anyone who uses or wants to use SOLIDWORKS. The instructor was great, very friendly and approachable.

Nantha Krishna Sampamurthy