Professional Training

SOLIDWORKS Refresher Training Course

This course is your SOLIDWORKS introduction, covering basic part modelling, assembly, and design drawings. It's designed to equip anyone, regardless of their background, with the fundamentals needed to work confidently in the software.

Duration - 4 days

Prerequisites – SOLIDWORKS Essentials

Day 1

1. Basics and User Interface

  • What is SOLIDWORKS
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • User interface
  • Using the Command Manager

2. Patterning

  • Why use Patterns
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Reference Geometry
  • Planes
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Up to Reference
  • Sketch driven Patterns

3. Editing Repairs

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues

4. Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information from a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Replace Sketch Entity

5. Configurations

  • Terminology
  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods to create
  • Configurations
  • Modelling Strategies for
  • Configurations
  • Editing Parts that have Configurations
  • Design Library

6. Bottom up Assembly Modelling

  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a new Assembly
  • Position of first Component
  • Feature Manager Design Tree & Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in
  • Assemblies
  • Subassemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-Assemblies
  • Pack & Go

Day 2

7. Using Assemblies

  • Using Assemblies
  • Analysing Assemblies
  • Checking for Clearance
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Rollback and Reorder Explode Steps
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials
  • Assembly Drawings

8. Multi body Design Techniques

  • Multibody Parts
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Multibody Design Techniques
  • Case Study: Multibody Design
  • Solid Bodies Folder
  • Local Operations
  • Feature Scope
  • Tool Body Technique
  • Combining Bodies
  • Case Study: Protective Screen
  • Intersect with Solid Bodies
  • Case Study: Bowl
  • Indent Feature
  • Deleting Solid Bodies

9. Advanced Mate Techniques

  • SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
  • Assembly File Structure
  • File References
  • File Reference Example
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References
  • Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Mates with Axis & Planes
  • Multiple Selection Mate References
  • Multiple Mate Mode
  • Driven Mates
  • Using Misaligned Mates
  • Copying Multiple Components
  • Case Study: Copy with Mates
  • Fixed Components
  • Summary: Inserting &
  • Mating Components
  • Advanced Mate Feature
  • Profile Centre Mate
  • Rack Pinion Mate

Day 3 & 4

10. Assembly Editing

  • Key Topics
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Mate Errors
  • Replacing & Modifying Components
  • Converting Parts & Assemblies
  • Replacing Components using Save As
  • Reloading Components
  • Component Patterns

11. Using Configurations with Assemblies

  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations
  • Creating Configurations Manually
  • Configuration Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialogue
  • Changing Configurations using the
  • Context Toolbar
  • Managing the Tree Display
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Case Study: Hole Alignment
  • Controlling Dimensions in an
  • Assembly
  • Creating an Equality
  • Equations with Functions
  • Comments
  • Sensors
  • Using the Mate Controlle

12. Display States and Appearances

  • Display States
  • Bulk Selection Tools
  • Case Study: Display States
  • Advanced Select Envelopes
  • Appearances, Materials & Scenes
  • Case Study: Appearances & Materials

13. Large Assemblies

  • Key Topics
  • Assembly Loading
  • Assembly Visualisation
  • Lightweight Components
  • Large Assembly Settings
  • Case Study: Large Assembly Options
  • Using SpeedPak
  • Using Simplified Configurations
  • Automatic Assembly Loading
  • Defeature
  • Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
  • Envelope Publisher
  • Large Design Review
  • Comparison of Loading, Modes and Methods
  • Tips for faster Assemblies
  • Drawing Considerations