SOLIDWORKS Essentials: Parts and Assemblies Training

3 CATalyst Levels

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.

88 Upcoming Classes:

Date Time Location  
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Hurry! Almost Full
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
February 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
February 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Hurry! Almost Full
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
February 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2020 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
February 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - EST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - CST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2020 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
March 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
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March 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
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March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
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April 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
April 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - EST Register
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April 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2020 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - CST Register
April 27, 28, 29, 30, May 1, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
May 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
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May 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2020 8:00am - 10:30am - CST Register
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May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2020 8:00am - 4:00pm - CST Register
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May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - EST Register
May 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - CST Register
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June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2020 1:00pm - 3:30pm - CST Register
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June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm - CST Register
July 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm - MST Register
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Training Testimonials

This was an exceptional class. I had CAD experience when I started, but now I understand a great deal about SOLIDWORKS. Thank you, ... for all your help and support in the class.

Francisco Vega

The class was great and I enjoyed my time in the lab.

Johnathon Butts

[The Instructor] is a great guy and great instructor! I had a great time and most of all learned all of the essentials of SOLIDWORKS.

Ken Stoner