Solid Works Training

For 3D design and simulation


SOLIDWORKS solutions cover all aspects of product development process with a seamless, integrated workflow—design, verification, sustainable design, communication and data management. Designers and engineers can span multiple disciplines with ease, shortening the design cycle, increasing productivity and delivering innovative products to market faster.

Computer-Aided Engineering Design with SolidWorks is divided into two parts. Part I covers the principles of SolidWorks, simple and advanced part modeling approaches, assembly modeling, drawing, configurations/design tables, and surface modeling. Part II covers the applications of SolidWorks in manufacturing processes, mechanical systems, and engineering analysis. The manufacturing processes applications include mold design, sheet metal parts design, die design, and weldments. The mechanical systems applications include: routing, piping and tubing, gears, pulleys and chains, cams and springs, mechanism design and analysis, threads and fasteners, hinges, and universal joints. The sections on engineering analysis also include finite element analysis.

Course Duration: 5 days plus work base project
Course Outline
SolidWorks Basics and the User Interface
  • Introduction to SolidWorks Software
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • SolidWorks User Interface

  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines

Basic Part Modeling
  • Basic Modeling
  • Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Options
  • Filleting
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters

Modeling a Casting or Forging
  • Case Study: Ratchet
  • Design Intent
  • Boss Feature with Draft
  • Symmetry in the Sketch
  • Sketching Inside the Model
  • View Options
  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
  • Using Copy and Paste

  • Reference Geometry
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

Revolved Features
  • Design Intent
  • Revolved Features
  • Building the Rim
  • Building the Spoke
  • Edit Material
  • Mass Properties
  • File Properties
  • SolidWorks SimulationXpress
  • Using SolidWorks SimulationXpress

Shelling and Ribs
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analyzing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features

Editing: Repairs
  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert

Editing: Design Changes
  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Editing with Instant 3D

  • Configurations
  • Using Configurations
  • Creating Configurations
  • Link Values
  • Equations
  • Configure Dimension / Feature
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library

Using Drawings
  • More About Making Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Projected Views
  • Annotations

Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • Feature Manager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go

Using Assemblies
  • Using Assemblies
  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings