SolidWorks Essentials


5 Days


Delivery Methods
Virtual Instructor Led
Private Group

Course Overview

SOLIDWORKS Essentials teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and make drawings of those parts and assemblies.

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Course Prerequisites

Mechanical design experience; experience with the Windows operating system.


Part 1: Solid Modeling

  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1: SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface
  • Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching
  • Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling (Detailing Basics Refer to Part 2)
  • Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft
  • Lesson 5: Patterning
  • Lesson 6: Revolved Features
  • Lesson 7: Shelling and Ribs
  • Lesson 8: Editing: Repairs
  • Lesson 9: Editing: Design Changes
  • Lesson 10: Configurations
  • Lesson 11: Global Variables and Equations
  • Lesson 12: Using Drawings (Refer to Part 2)
  • Lesson 13: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Lesson 14: Using Assemblies

Part 2: Drawing Creation (Bonus)

  • Lesson 1: Review of the Basics
  • Lesson 6: Advanced Options for Drawing Views
  • Lesson 7: Understanding Annotations Views
  • Lesson 8: Advance Detailing Tools
  • Lesson 9: Using Layers, Styles, and the Design Library
  • Lesson 10: Advanced Options for BOM Tables
  • Lesson 11: Additional SOLIDWORKS Tables.
  • Lesson 2–5: Drawing Formats + Templates.

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