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SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling  


Assembly Modeling teaches you how to maximize your use of the assembly modeling capabilities of SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software.


It is recommended that delegates have attended:

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


In-Class: R4100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R3600 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Training Certified Manual, Dataset CD


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

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 Assembly Modelling?

Effective product design involves a wide range of tasks that demand flexibility in your software. 3D solid modeling offers several advantages over traditional 2D design, but you want 3D CAD tools that you can use every day while being powerful enough to handle all the aspects of your design process.


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.

Advanced Mate Techniques

  • SOLIDWORKS Assemblies
  • Assembly File Structure
  • File References
  • File Reference Example
  • External Reference Search Order
  • Solving Mates
  • Advanced Mate Techniques
  • Case Study: Mate Shortcuts
  • Mate References|
  • Design Library Parts
  • Capture Mate References
  • Multiple Selection Mate References
  • Multiple Mate Mode
  • Copying Multiple Components.
  • Case Study: Copy With Mates
  • Using Copy with Mates
  • Copy with Mate Options
  • Fixed Components
  • Summary: Inserting and Mating Components
  • Advanced Mate Features
  • Case Study: Advanced Mate Features
  • Profile Center Mate
  • Rack Pinion Mate

Top-Down Assembly Modeling

  • Top-Down Assembly Modeling
  • Stages in the Process
  • Making Changes to Dimensions
  • Case Study: Editing and Building In-context
  • Adding Features In-context
  • Inserting a New Part into an Assembly
  • Building In-context Features
  • Propagating Changes
  • Saving Virtual Parts as External
  • External References
  • Breaking and Locking External References
  • Machine_Vise Design Intent
  • Removing External References

Assembly Features, Smart Fasteners, and Smart Components

  • Assembly Features and Smart Fasteners
  • Assembly Features
  • Case Study: Assembly Feature
  • Smart Fasteners
  • Smart Components
  • Case Study: Smart Component

Assembly Editing

  • Assembly Editing
  • Key Topics
  • Editing Activities
  • Case Study: Assembly Editing
  • Replacing and Modifying Components
  • Troubleshooting an Assembly 
  • Replacing Components Using Save As
  • Reloading Components
  • Component Patterns

Using Configurations with Assemblies

  • Using Configurations with Assemblies
  • Case Study: Assembly Configurations
  • Creating Configurations Manually
  • Configuration Properties
  • Using the Modify Configurations Dialog
  • Changing Configurations using the Context Toolbar
  • Assembly Evaluation Tools
  • Case Study: Hole Alignment
  • Controlling Dimensions in an Assembly
  • Creating an Equality
  • Equations With Functions
  • Comments
  • Sensors
  • Using the Mate Controller

Display States and Appearances

  • Display States
  • Bulk Selection Tools
  • Case Study: Display States
  • Advanced Select
  • Envelopes
  • Appearances, Materials and Scenes
  • Case Study: Appearances and Materials

Large Assemblies

  • Large Assemblies
  • Key Topics
  • Lightweight Components
  • Large Assembly Mode 
  • Case Study: Large Assembly Options
  • Using SpeedPak
  • Using Configurations with Large Assemblies
  • Defeature
  • Modifying the Structure of an Assembly
  • Assembly Visualization 
  • Large Design Review
  • Tips for Faster Assemblies
  • Drawing Considerations
  • Display States and SpeedPak

Using SOLIDWORKS Treehouse

  • SOLIDWORKS Treehouse
  • Setting Treehouse Instances
  • Exporting Treehouse Data

Layout-based Assembly Design

  • Layout-based Assembly Design
  • Key Topics
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Blocks
  • Inserting Blocks
  • Creating a Part from a Block
  • Gear and Pulley Motion in Blocks
  • Case Study: Gears and Pulleys
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