20 weeks.
1 session per week.
4 hours per session.
Total Class Hours: 80


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 fully dimensioned engineering drawings using SolidWorks®.

Our computer lab is state-of-the-art with Pentium IV computers that have been properly equipped for feature based solid modeling CAD work.

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 Parisolid® 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 and mechanical design.


Note: all topics are projected and subject to change.

The Feature based Parametric Modeling Environment

  • Setting up the design options and configuration
  • Customizing SolidWorks® for your application
  • Principles of feature based modeling
  • Strategy for planning your model for design intent
  • Sketching and parametric dimensioning techniques
  • Model building using 3-D projection techniques

Advanced Solid Modeling Techniques

  • Application of applied features
  • Theory and application of geometric constraints
  • Using guide paths and pierce relations for complex lofts and sweeps
  • Editing and modifying solid models.
  • Creating hole features
  • Editing solid features

Creating Assemblies

  • Bringing parts into an assembly
  • Using assembly mating relations
  • Testing mating relations
  • Exploding and collapsing the assembly
  • Advanced design techniques

Creating Engineering Drawings and Detailing

  • Using drawing templates and sheet formats
  • Creating standard views from the solid model
  • Adding detail auxiliary views
  • Dimensioning and adding notes
  • Inserting a Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Geometric tolerancing
  • Application Project


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