Fortus Insight

Get the most out of your Fortus 3D production system

Training Course Contents

Take a two day interactive Training Course and become an expert with Fortus Insight software so you can:

  • 3D print with confidence
  • Better understand your Fortus machine and material usage
  • Reduce your 3D printing time and costs
  • Become proficient with advanced Fortus Insight software features

Course Info at a glance

In-class 2 day course (6 hours/day)

Or Online 2 days (5 hours/day)

Basic/Intermediate Level

Insight 3D Printing Issue

Print faster and more cost effectively

During the course you will learn how to be more cost effective with your 3D printer starting with optimizing STL files in order to reduce print time but still produce the resolution you require.

Learn from our experts the best workflow for orientating your models with Insight. Techniques covered in the course include speed considerations, support structures, surface quality, strength, support removal and airflow.

We will show you how to generate effective toolpaths in order to verify good fill and locate any areas of concern on your print jobs.

Become proficient with advanced Insight features

During the second day of the course you will have hands-on tutorials with Fortus Insight software to become more comfortable with the  advanced features, including:

  • Part interior styles
  • Effectively estimating build times
  • Creating, import, and exporting customized groups of toolpaths
  • Creating sparse and support surrounds
  • Editing the slice file
  • Working with thin walls
  • Merging open curves
Insight 3D Model
Insight 3D Model

Requirements & Benefits


Some experience with Insight and Fortus 3D Production Systems

Fortus Insight software

Designed for Fortus operators

Topics Targeted

Optimize CAD Models

3D Printing Materials

3D Printing Applications

Skills you will acquire

An understanding of 3D Printing technology and how to apply it.

Be able to reduce costs when 3D Printing

Know how to optimize and 3D print your production models on a Fortus machine

Insight Software Training Advantage

Learn how to be more effective with your Fortus machine

Why 3D Printer Training

Why take this course?

This course provides 3D printing work methods to help you in your daily tasks. The course aims to help you be more effective with Insight software to increase your 3D printer performance, take advantage of its capabilities and consistently print quality models.

3D Printing

Training course benefits

Work more effectively with your STL files and Fortus machine using Insight software. You will learn how to identify and fix problems with your STL files; create toolpaths, work with wall thickness, create sparse and surround supports, and best practices for more effective post-processing.

Architectural 3D Printed Design

Hands-on and informative

Using real-life case studieshands-on sessions and interactive teaching methodologies; our Additive Manufacturing experts will ensure that you will learn the best practices for printing with Insight software on your Fortus production system.

Fortus Insight Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

The two day course features classroom theory sessions, interactive presentations, and hands-on training.

  1. FDM Technology and workflow
  2. Part manipulation with Insight software to save on material cost and print time
  3. Part processing and editing to optimize printing results
  4. Basic and advanced Insight software features and capabilities
  5. Insight best practices to improve part functionality and system efficiency/throughput

Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive SOLIDWORKS training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Live Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

Upcoming Classes

Choose a Fortus Insight class from the list below

  • No events available

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Get a quote for the course and let us know the date and location where you require training.

Or learn more about our On-the-job Coaching and Customized SOLIDWORKS Training services.


Get Custom Training

Contact us to learn how the Fortus Insight course can be included in custom training for your business