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SOLIDWORKS Essentials  

Overview

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

Prerequisites

It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Attended a Introduction to Technical Drawing OR have experience with draughting, design, or engineering principles.
  • Comper Literacy Skills
  • Understanding and Reading of Technical Drawings

Available Exams and Certifications

General Certifications:

  • CSWA (Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate)
  • CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional)
  • CSWE (Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert)
  • CPPA (Certified PDM Professional Administrator)
  • CSDA (Certified Sustainable Design Associate)

Product Specific Certifications:

  • CSWPA – Sheet Metal
  • CSWPA – Weldments
  • CSWPA – Surfacing
  • CSWPA – Mold Tools
  • CSWPA – Drawing Tools

Price

In-Class: R7,600.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R6,000.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Training Certified Manual, Dataset CD

Duration

4 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is SOLIDWORKS?


Watch this video to view more core power and performance, and new capabilities for emerging technologies. It’s never been easier to design and create with SOLIDWORKS, the design and development solution chosen by more than 3.1 million users worldwide.

 

Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.

SOLIDWORKS Basics and the User Interface

  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Software?
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • The SOLIDWORKS User Interface
  • Using the Command Manager​

Introduction to Sketching

  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • What are We Going to Sketch?
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities 
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines

Basic Part Modeling

  • Basic Modeling
  • Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • View Selector
  • Using the Hole Wizard 
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics 
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters

Symmetry and Draft

  • Case Study: Ratchet
  • Design Intent
  • Boss Feature with Draft
  • Symmetry in the Sketch
  • Sketching Inside the Model
  • View Options
  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
  • Copy and Paste Features

Patterning

  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Reference Geometry
  • Planes
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Up To Reference
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

Revolved Features

  • Case Study: Handwheel
  • Design Intent
  • Revolved Features
  • Building the Rim
  • Building the Spoke
  • Edit Material
  • Mass Properties
  • File Properties
  • SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
  • Using SOLIDWORKS SimulationXpress
  • The SimulationXpress Interface

Shelling and Ribs

  • Shelling and Ribs
  • Analyzing and Adding Draft
  • Other Options for Draft
  • Shelling
  • Ribs
  • Full Round Fillets
  • Thin Features

Editing: Repairs

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues

Editing: Design Changes Part 

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Replace Sketch Entity
  • Sketch Contours

Configurations

  • Configurations
  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods to Create Configurations
  • Renaming Features and Dimensions
  • Design Rules Using Global Variables and Equations
  • Using Global Variables and Equations
  • Equations
  • Using Operators and Functions
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Parts that Have Configurations
  • Design Library
  • In the Advanced Course

Using Drawings

  • More About Making Drawings
  • Section View
  • Model Views
  • Broken View
  • Detail Views
  • Drawing Sheets and Sheet Formats
  • Projected Views
  • Annotations

Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go

Using Assemblies

  • Using Assemblies
  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions
  • Exploded Assemblies
  • Explode Line Sketch
  • Bill of Materials

 

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30 Nov 2017
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