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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.

  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)
  • Course Prerequisites

    It is recommended that delegates have attended:

Our Delivery 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, done during the traditional 08:00 – 16:00 working day.

Online Mentored Learning

Do a course at your pace via our “myWay Online Mentored Learning”, combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, an online course mentor, extra resources, questionnaires and more, all supported via out Online Student Portal.

Part Time Mentored Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.

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

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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
  • Campus
    Start Date
    End Date
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  • 07 July 2021
    09 July 2021
    Full Time
  • 08 September 2021
    10 September 2021
    Full Time
  • 03 November 2021
    05 November 2021
    Full Time

Online Training Booking Form

By completing the below online booking, a booking confirmation will be sent out and an invoice will be generated. A place will be reserved on this course and you are expected to attend. If you require a quote first please contact The CAD Corporation offices and speak to a sales consultant.

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling

  1. By booking for this course, an invoice will be generated and you will be liable for the payment of this invoice. If you require a quote, please contact The CAD Corporation Offices.
  2. After the generation of the invoice a training confirmation will be emailed using the details provided above.
  3. The CAD Corporation retains the rights to change this calendar without any notification.
  4. Tea/coffee and a light lunch will be provided.
  5. All university students will receive a 10% discount for cash payments.
  6. The minimum notice of cancellation is 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. If you fail to do so the full amount is payable.
  7. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.

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