Course Description

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 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. This course will help participants develop skill and speed in creating complex 3-D solid models and prepare fully dimensioned engineering drawings.


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 feature-based 3-D solid models.


An understanding of blueprint reading, manufacturing design and mechanical design.

Topics and Course Content

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

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Set up design options and configurations using Parametric Modeling
  • Apply feature based modeling
  • Apply 3-D projection techniques
  • Edit and modify solid models
  • Create assemblies using mating relations
  • Add detail auxiliary views to drawings
  • Apply geometric tolerancing

Time Investment

This class is 80 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over the course of 20 consecutive weeks.

Please Note: Course content and time investment can also be customized to an individual company’s needs.

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