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SOLIDWORKS Essentials

This 4-day class provides a thorough overview of the SOLIDWORKS approach to design concepts.  It includes the fundamentals of part, assembly and drawing techniques. People should take this class if they are relatively new to SOLIDWORKS, or have been using SOLIDWORKS for a while and feel they could be more productive. 

This is a prerequisite for all of our SOLIDWORKS training classes.

SOLIDWORKS Drawings

This 2-day class provides a basic overview of the SOLIDWORKS approach to design concepts.  The goal of this course is to teach you how to create engineering drawings of parts and assemblies.  The focus of this course is on the fundamental skills and concepts needed to successfully make engineering drawings.  

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials. 

SOLIDWORKS Assembly Modeling

This 2-day class is a combined focus on how to manage assemblies for optimal performance and efficiency and an overview of configurations and reviews how to effectively utilize this powerful feature of SOLIDWORKS in detail. This class is ideal for anyone designing large assemblies or lines of similar families of products.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS Surface Modeling

This 2-day class teaches you how to build freeform and complex shapes using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Learn how to take advantage of surfacing concepts including lofting, sweeping, advanced filleting, blending and a host of surface analysis and editing tools.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials and Advanced Part Modeling

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling

This 2.5-day class teaches you how to use multibody solids, sweeping and lofting features, and the more advanced geometric capabilities of SOLIDWORKS. This class will provide students the tools they need to design better and more competent products. This class is designed for users that need to produce complex geometry for their designs.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials 

SOLIDWORKS Sheet Metal

This 2-day class teaches you how to build sheet metal parts using SOLIDWORKS mechanical design automation software. Building standalone sheet metal parts, and converting conventional parts to sheet metal, including in assembly context, are covered.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS Weldments

This 1-day class teaches you how to create welded structures with standard structural members.  Weld beads are also covered.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS Routing - For Mechanical

This 2-day class explains how to create, edit and manage Piping and Tubing routes, from the critical routing components and their design to the subassemblies that contain the routes.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS Routing - For Electrical

This 2-day class explains how to create, edit and manage Electrical routes and cables, from the critical routing components and their design requirements to the sub-assembiles that contain the routes.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials

SOLIDWORKS File Management Basics 

This 1 day course teaches you how to manage files within SOLIDWORKS. This course should be taken before any of the SOLIDWORKS Professional PDM courses, and is also ideal for any SOLIDWORKS user not using SOLIDWORKS Professional PDM. It includes explanations of the SOLIDWORKS file structure, file references, file associativity, and how to manage a multi-user environment.

There are no prerequisites for this course

SOLIDWORKS API Fundamentals 

This 3-day API Fundamentals class teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS API (Application Programming Interface) to automate and customize SOLIDWORKS.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials, Visual Basic programming

API Fundamentals of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

This two day course explains how to use the SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Application Programming Interface to automate and customize SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

Prerequisites: Administering SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional, Visual Basic programming.

Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The focus of this 1-day course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of SOLIDWORKS Professional PDM. The intended audience for this course is anyone who will manage files with SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional.

Prerequisites: Basic experience with the SOLIDWORKS software, experience with the Windows operating system, and knowledge of SOLIDWORKS file structure and referencing.

Administering SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional

The focus of this 2-day course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of SOLIDWORKS Professional PDM. The intended audience for this course is anyone who will setup and/or administer SOLIDWORKS Professional PDM.

Prerequisites: Using SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional Course, experience with the Windows operating system, and knowledge of SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional file structure and referencing.

SOLIDWORKS Composer 

This 2 day course teaches you how to use the SOLIDWORKS Composer software to create 2D and 3D output from CAD design data.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation

This 3-day course will provide an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element Analysis, covering the analysis process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies.  The class discusses linear stress analysis and gap/contact analysis.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS experience and a basic understanding of the concepts behind FEA approach to stress/strain analysis.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional 

This 4-day course is designed to make SOLIDWORKS users productive more quickly with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional analysis package. Starting with the SOLIDWORKS Simulation material, this training class provides an in-depth coverage on the basics of Finite Element analysis, covering the entire process from meshing to evaluation of results for parts and assemblies. From there, it expands into the advanced functionality of the software covering topics such as linear stress analysis, heat transfer analysis, frequency analysis, stability analysis based on linear buckling concepts, and pressure vessel modulus. Examples of parts and assemblies including those with various gap/contact conditions are reviewed. 

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS experience and a basic understanding of the concepts behind FEA approach to stress/strain analysis.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium:  Dynamics

This 2-day course is targeted for the users who would like to become productive in analyzing structures subjected to various types of dynamic loading.  The material covered includes the time dependent analysis (force loads as well as motion shock loading examples), harmonic analysis and random vibration analysis (MILD-STD-810F example is included), response spectrum analysis, and introduction to nonlinear dynamics simulation.

Prerequisites: Must have attended the basic SOLIDWORKS Simulation class, or must have SOLIDWORKS experience plus a basic understanding of the concepts behind FEA and of basic mechanical principles.

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium:  Nonlinear

This 2-day class will raise your SOLIDWORKS Simulation FEA skills to the next level!  The class provides an overview on a wide range of nonlinear structural and mechanical analysis topics.  You will learn how to deal with models that exhibit large displacements and/or yielding, discuss and practice the use of many material models available in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium and, most importantly, how to drive a non-linear analysis to successful completion.

Prerequisites: Must have attended the basic SOLIDWORKS Simulation class, or must have SOLIDWORKS experience plus a basic understanding of the concepts behind FEA and of basic mechanical principles.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

A 2-day class designed for users who would like to become productive faster, this introductory course offers hands-on training on the use of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation.  This training program provides an indepth session on the basics of fluid flow analysis, in addition to covering meshing concerns, modeling concerns, analysis, post-processing, available options and preferences.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS experience and a basic understanding of the concepts behind CFD.

SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation

A 2-day class designed for users who would like to become productive quickly in using SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation. This course will teach you how to study the kinematics and dynamic behavior of your SOLIDWORKS assembly models. The course provides an in-depth session on the basics of building, simulating and refining a mechanical design system.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS experience and a basic understanding of the concepts behind kinematics. 

SOLIDWORKS Plastics

This 1.5 day class teaches you how to use specialized simulation software tools to predict how melted plastic flows during the injection molding process.  Predicting how the plastic will flow enables you to predict manufacturing defects such as weld lines, air traps, short shots, and sink marks.  The SOLIDWORKS Plastics course covers all the features and functions of both SOLIDWORKS Plastics Professional (for part designers) and SOLIDWORKS Plastics Premium (for mold designers).

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials training and a fundamental knowledge of plastic materials, plastic part design, and/or injection mold design.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic

The goal of this 2.58 day class is to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic to optimize your drawings and designs for manufacturability so you can maximize quality, avoid rework and decrease time to market. This course is focused on 2D Design.

Prerequisites: None

SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D

The goal of this 1 day class is to teach you how to use SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D to optimize your drawings and designs for manufacturability so you can maximize quality, avoid rework and decrease time to market. This course is focused on 3D Design.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Essentials.

SOLIDWORKS Electrical Advanced

This 1.5 day class builds on the SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2D class. Topics include Line Diagram Harnesses, Multi Level Terminals and Black Boxes, Library/Classification Management, Importing DXF/DWG Files, Importing Manufacturers Parts, ERP Database Connection, Export to Import from Excel, Excel Automation, and Report Creation.

Prerequisites: SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematic.