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This course will teach you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data. This course is compatible with version 2017.


​ 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: R6100 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Distance Learning: R4400 Incl. VAT (Per Person)

Includes Training Certified Manual, Dataset CD


3 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 Composer?

With its easy-to-use product approach, SOLIDWORKS Composer streamlines the creation of 2D and 3D graphical contents for product communication and technical illustrations. SOLIDWORKS Composer allows non-technical users to create associative 2D and 3D product communication deliverables directly from your 3D CAD data. Watch this video to see how easy it is:


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.

Quick Start

  • Quick Look at SOLIDWORKS Composer

Getting Started

  • What is the SOLIDWORKS Composer Application?
  • Starting SOLIDWORKS Composer
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Terminology
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer User Interface
  • Preferences and Document Properties
  • Creating a 2D Output

Creating Cover and Detail Images

  • Overview
  • Views
  • Rendering Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Camera Alignment Tools
  • Digger
  • Create 2D Output

Creating an Exploded View

  • Overview
  • Visibility Tools
  • Exploded Views
  • Collaborative Actors
  • Styles
  • Vector Graphics Output

Creating Additional Exploded Views

  • Overview
  • Paper Space
  • Importing Files
  • File Types
  • Update Views with Selected Actors
  • Align Actors
  • Explode Lines
  • Custom Views
  • Linking Between Views

Creating Bills of Materials

  • Overview
  • Bill of Materials
  • Vector Graphics Output
  • Another BOM Table
  • Assembly Level BOM
  • Assembly Selection Mode

Creating a Marketing Image

  • Overview
  • Selections
  • Textures
  • Lighting
  • Scenes
  • High Resolution Image

Creating an Animation

  • Overview
  • Timeline Pane
  • Location Keys

Creating Interactive Content

  • Overview
  • Camera Keys
  • Adding Views to the Timeline
  • Grids
  • Additoinal Camera Functionality

Creating an Explode and Collapse Animation

  • Overview
  • Assembly Selection Mode in Animations
  • Scenarios
  • Assembly Groups

Updating SOLIDWORKS Composer Files

  • Overview
  • Update an Entire Assembly
  • Changing the Geometry of an Actor

Publishing from SOLIDWORKS Composer

  • Overview
  • Preparing a File for Publishing
  • Publishing to PDF
  • Publishing Inside Microsoft Word
  • Publishing to HTML

Additional Applications and Workshops

  • Overview
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Sync and SOLIDWORKS Composer Enterprise Sync
  • SOLIDWORKS Composer Check
  • Simplification Workshop

Answer Key

  • Overview
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