SOLIDWORKS Essentials: Parts and Assemblies Training

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3 CATalyst Levels

Credits: 4
Classroom: 5 sessions, 7 hours each
Virtual: 8 sessions, 2.5 hours each

Class #: CAD110

The goal of this course is to teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make simple drawings of those parts and assemblies.

SOLIDWORKS is such a robust and feature rich application that it is impractical to cover every minute detail and aspect of the software and still have the course at a reasonable length. Therefore, the focus of this course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of SOLIDWORKS . You should view the training course manual as a supplement to, not a replacement for, the system documentation and on-line help. Once you have developed a good foundation in basic skills, you can refer to the on-line help for information on less frequently used command options.

Class Details

  • SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface

  • Introduction to Sketching
  • Basic Part Modeling
  • Modeling a Casting or Forging
  • Patterning
  • Revolved Features
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Editing: Repairs
  • Editing: Design Changes

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.

  • Students attending this course are expected to have the following:
  • • Practical work experience.
  • • Experience with the Windows™ operating system.
  • • Completed the first (3) tutorials that are integrated in the SOLIDWORKS software: Lesson 1: Parts, Lesson 2: Assemblies & Lesson 3: Drawings. You can access the online tutorials by clicking Help| SOLIDWORKS Tutorials, within the SOLIDWORKS application.

24 Upcoming Classes:

Date Time Location  
November 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2021 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - CST Register
November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Hurry! Almost Full
November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
November 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
Novemer 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
November 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - EST Register
November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2021 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - CST Register
December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2021 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
December 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2021 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
January 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
January 31, February 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2022 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
February 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
March 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
March 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2022 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
April 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
April 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2022 10:00am - 12:30pm - CST Register

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Instructor was very professional. He knows the software very well which helped in the training process. Class size was perfect which provided a more individual training approach.

Alek Brandenburg

[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

One of the best features of taking a class with CATI is the help provided for questions that come after taking the class.

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