10 weeks.
1 session per week.
4 hours per session.
Total Class Hours: 40


This training program is tailored for experienced manufacturing, design, and engineering professionals who need to develop skill and speed in applying feature based parametric modeling principles and techniques to create complex 3-D solid models and prepare and generate digital prototypes using SolidWorks®.

Our computer lab is state-of-the-art with Intel processor based computers that have been properly equipped for CAD and Prototype modeling.

About SolidWorks

SolidWorks® has become a worldwide industry leader in affordable 3-D feature based parametric solid modeling software for mechanical design and engineering. SolidWorks® utilizes an intuitive windows user interface, one of the best in the industry, and is based on the powerful Parasolid® kernel.

Users of Pro-E®, Unigraphics®, CATIA®, and other high-end CAD software are discovering the portability, shorter learning curve, and expanded power and capability of SolidWorks®.

Recommended Prerequisites

An understanding of blueprint reading, manufacturing design, mechanical design, and basic SolidWorks skills


(This outline is intended to be a guide for the course and is subject to change without notice at the discretion of the instructor)

3D Printing

  • Types of 3D Printers
  • 3D Printer Capabilities
  • 3D Printer Materials
  • 3D Printer File Formats
  • Model Strategy
  • Using configurations with 3D Printing

Modeling Techniques for FDM Prototyping

  • 3D Printer precision
  • Scaling and its effect in 3D Printing
  • Material usage and structural results
  • Moving assemblies
  • Single part and multiple part packing
  • Build times

Class Projects

  • Single 3D Print moving assembly
  • Assembly built from individual printed parts

Student Projects

  • Student created design for 3D printing
  • Instructor one-on-one project review
  • Student created STL file
  • 3D print project

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