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Training Course Description

Length: 4 Days

Prerequisites: Mechanical design experience and basic Windows operating system knowledge.

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

Essentials Training is the primary course for your introduction to SOLIDWORKS. Here, you learn to walk before you learn to fly. This instructor led course will cover the basics of SOLIDWORKS and get you designing parts like a seasoned professional.

Course Lessons:
  • 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

*This course is eligible for our Alignex Training Passport program

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Courses can be taken in one of our 13 training classrooms as a group in a traditional environment.

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