SOLIDWORKS Essentials: Parts and Assemblies Training

3 CATalyst Levels

Price: $1495.00
Credits: 4
Classroom: 5 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: Not Currently Available

Class #: S102

SOLIDWORKS Essentials is an exploration of the fundamental techniques required to bring innovation alive in three dimensions. This class will provide the foundation and skills required for creating basic parts and assemblies, 2D documentation, and product management for novice and experienced users.

During this five-day instructor-led course, students will learn:

  • The key characteristics of a feature-based parametric solid modeling tool.
  • The organization of the SOLIDWORKS interface, along with a variety of tools and workflows to improve the efficiency of the design process.
  • Best practices to apply "design intent" to a fully associative modeling environment.
  • The processes for: using sketch tools to create solids, modifying them into more complex shapes, inserting them into assemblies and subassemblies, and finally representing them in drawings to fully communicate their design intent.
  • A full day dedicated to review, student collaboration, and custom content developed and delivered only by Computer Aided Technology.

Completion of SOLIDWORKS Essentials will prepare the designer to efficiently create, modify, and communicate their designs more effectively.

Class Details

  • Introduction to SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface

  • Introduction to Sketching
  • Basic Part Modeling
  • Symmetry and Draft
  • Patterning
  • Revolved Features
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Editing: Repairs
  • Editing: Design Changes
  • Configurations
  • Global Variables and Equations
  • Using Drawings
  • Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Using Assemblies
  • Student Collaboration and Custom Content by Computer Aided Technology

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

Students will know how to utilize SOLIDWORKS to create production level parametric models of parts and assemblies. They will be familiar with the SOLIDWORKS user interface, feature manager, sketching tools, and various modeling techniques.

63 Upcoming Classes:

Date Time Location  
September 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - CDT Hurry! Almost Full
September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
September 30, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
October 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Hurry! Almost Full
October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Hurry! Almost Full
October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
October 28, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
October 28, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - EDT Register
October 28, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Hurry! Almost Full
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Hurry! Almost Full
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - PDT Register
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2019 9 am - 5 pm - CDT Register
November 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
Novemer 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019 9 am - 5 pm - CDT Register
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - EDT Register
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - CDT Register
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Hurry! Almost Full
December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - CDT Hurry! Almost Full
December 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2019 8:30am - 4:30pm - PDT Register
January 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
January 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
January 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - CDT Register
January 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
January 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - PDT Register
January 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
January 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
January 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
January 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - EDT Register
January 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
January 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
January 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm - CDT Register
January 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
January 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - PDT Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - EDT Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - CDT Register
March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register
March 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
March 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm - CDT Register
March 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MDT Register
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CDT Register
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EDT Register

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Training Testimonials

Great course. I received all the information I needed to succeed in the proper amount of time.

Matthew Hillmann

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

[The Instructor] was very observant as to participant level of understanding, and slowed his pace, or repeated a sequence to ensure the concepts were understood.

Mark Fritsche