SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes. According to the publisher, over two million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies were using SolidWorks as of 2013

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SolidWorks® – An Introduction: teaches you how to use the SolidWorks® mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. The Drawings section of the course teaches you how to make drawings of SolidWorks® parts and assemblies.

No previous CAD experience is necessary. Working knowledge of drafting and/or design is an advantage but not a prerequisite, some basic knowledge of using a computer is required (opening, saving files, how to use a mouse, etc.)

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.15pm. While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. When you book a course with us you get the following:

  • A full colour training manual/book.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Freshly prepared lunch.
  • Refreshments throughout the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced instructor.
  • What is the SolidWorks® Software?
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Feature Manager
  • Opening Files
  • The SolidWorks User Interface
  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • What to Sketch?
  • Sketch Entities
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensioning a Sketch
  • Adding Parameters
  • Basic Modelling
  • Feature including Boss, Cut and Sweep
  • Sketching on a Face
  • Placing Hole using the Wizard
  • Using Fillet and Chamfer
  • Changing Features
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • Adding Components
  • Creating Copies of Instances
  • Component Hiding and Transparency
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Using Mates
  • Drawing Sheets
  • Creating Views including –
  • Base, Projected, Section and Detail
  • View Settings
  • Drawing Annotation
  • Center Marks and Centerlines
  • Dimensions
  • Moving and Deleting Dimensions
  • Dimension Properties
  • Parts Listing and Balloon Itemisation
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This course is run by arrangement for private groups and 1-2-1 sessions.

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