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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:
  • The User Interface
  • Sketching
  • Basic Part Modeling
  • Modeling a Casting or Forging
  • Patterning
  • Revolved Features
  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Editing: Repairs
  • Editing: Design Changes
  • Configurations of Parts
  • Design Tables and Equations
  • Using Drawings
  • Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling
  • Using Assemblies

*This course is eligible for our Alignex Training Passport program

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Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:00 AM

4 Days
Edina MN

Monday, July 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Monday, August 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Monday, August 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

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