SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling

SOLIDWORKS Instructor Led Training

The Advanced Part Modeling course is for SOLIDWORKS users who need to create complex parts or just want to become more productive.  You will learn how to use Boolean operations in multibody parts in order to save time, build master models for parametrically driving whole projects from a unique location, reverse-engineer complex models using just a couple of pictures, and master along the way the most advanced solid features including sweeps, lofts, boundaries, and everything there is to know about fillets.



Course details and prerequisites:

Take In-class: 3 Days
OR Online: 5 Days (4 hours/day)
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Intermediate


  • Attended the SOLIDWORKS Essentials or equivalent level of knowledge
  • At least one month of experience using the software
After the training you will be able to:
  • Create complex freeform parts assocated with the consumer product design
  • Create multibody parts and split them to create assemblies
  • Use advanced features to generate custom solid model part designs


Excellent approach and layout of course. Instructor very knowledgeable. Javelin provides world class training and support!

Boris Nincevic, Peel Regional Cancer Center


Course Outline


  • About This Course
  • Using this Book
  • Windows® 7
  • Use of Color
  • Hide/Show Tree Items

Lesson 1: Multibody Solids: How They Work

  • Multibody Solids
  • Multibody Techniques
  • Introducing: Solid Bodies Folder
  • Feature Scope
  • Patterning Bodies
  • Tool Body
  • Introducing: Insert Part
  • Introducing: Move/Copy Bodies
  • Combining Bodies
  • Introducing: Combine

Lesson 2: Uses of Multibody Solids

  • Common Bodies
  • Indent Feature
  • Introducing: Delete Body
  • Local Operations
  • Modeling Negative Space
  • Using Cut to Create Multibodies
  • Saving Solid Bodies as Parts and Assemblies
  • Introducing: Insert into New Part
  • Introducing: Save Bodies
  • Splitting a Part into Multibodies
  • Introducing: Split
  • Creating an Assembly
  • Introducing: Create Assembly
  • Using Split Part with Legacy Data

Lesson 3: Sketching with Splines

  • Sketching Splines
  • Introducing: Spline
  • Introducing: Show Curvature Combs
  • Sketch Picture
  • Introducing: Sketch Picture
  • Review


Lesson 4: Introduction to Sweeping

  • Sweeping
  • Case Study: Faux Raised Panel Door
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Case Study: Bottle
  • Sweep Options
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Introducing: Dome
  • Introducing: SelectionManager

Lesson 5: Working with Curves

  • Case Study: Modeling a Spring
  • Sweeping Along a 3D Path
  • 3D Sketching
  • Introducing: Helix and Spiral
  • Introducing: Projected Curve
  • Introducing: Composite Curve
  • Introducing: Fit Spline
  • Applying the Label to the Bottle
  • Modeling Threads
  • Case Study: Creating a Curve Through a Set of Points
  • Sketch Blocks
  • Introducing: Sketch Blocks
  • Equation Driven Curves
  • Introducing: Equation Driven Curve
  • Introducing: Split Line

Lesson 6: Advanced Sweeping

  • Orientation and Twist Control
  • Align with End Faces
  • Sweeping Along Model Edges
  • Sweeping a Tool Body

Lesson 7: Boundary Feature and Lofting 

  • Why Lofts and Boundary Features? 
  • How Lofting and Boundary Work 
  • Boundary Feature vs Loft 
  • Introducing: Boundary Feature 
  • Using Derived and Copied Sketches 
  • Copying a Sketch 
  • Derived Sketches 
  • Introducing: Insert Derived Sketch 
  • 2-Direction Boundary Feature 
  • Layout Sketches 
  • Centerline Lofting 
  • Introducing: Split Entities 
  • Cleaning Up a Model 
  • Introducing: Delete Face 
  • Introducing: Deviation Analysis

Lesson 8: Other Advanced Tools

  • Advanced Fillets
  • Analyzing Geometry
  • Introducing: Display Curvature
  • Intersection Curve
  • Zebra Stripes
  • Wrap Feature
  • Deform Feature
  • Introducing: Knit Surface
  • Move Face and Delete Face
  • Introducing: Move Face
  • Performance Considerations



Learn how to use Multibody commands to generate complex features

Learn how to use Multibody commands to generate complex features

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Learn how to use Multibody commands to generate complex features

Create lofted parts using guide curves and derived sketches

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Learn how to use Multibody commands to generate complex features

Learn how to work with curves and use the Sweep tool and options to create features

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