SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling

Learn how to create complex models

Training Course Contents

The Advanced Part Modeling course is for SOLIDWORKS users who need to create complex parts and want to learn how to use more advanced features; including sweeps, lofts, boundaries, and every type of fillet.

Also in the course are best practices for creating efficient parts including using Boolean operations in multibody parts in order to save time. Building master models for parametrically driving whole projects. Plus reverse-engineering complex models with sketch pictures.

This training course will help you to:

  • Create complex freeform parts associated with consumer product design.
  • Create multibody parts and split them to create assemblies.
  • Use advanced features to generate custom solid model part designs.

Course Info at a glance

In-class 3 Days (7 hours/day)

Or Online 3 Days (7 hours/day)

Or Online 5 Days (4 hours/day)

Hands-on Practical Training

Intermediate/Advanced Level

Course Preview

Watch a preview of the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling course

Requirements & Benefits


At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Sweep & Loft freeform features

Multibodies & boolean operations

Deform, Wrap & Move Face

Skills you will acquire

Better part production with Master Parts

Manipulate faces with advanced features

Techniques for advanced freeform shapes

SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Multibody Design Techniques

  • Multibody Parts
  • Hide/Show Tree Items
  • Multibody Design Techniques
    • Creating a Multibody
    • Merge Result
  • Case Study: Multibody Design
    • Contour Selection
  • Solid Bodies Folder
  • Local Operations
  • Feature Scope
  • Patterning Bodies
  • Tool Body Technique
    • Using Insert Part
    • External References
    • Entities to Transfer
    • Locate Part and Move/Copy Bodies
  • Combining Bodies
  • Case Study: Protective Screen
  • Intersect with Solid Bodies
  • Case Study: Bowl
    • Calculating Internal Volume
  • Indent Feature
  • Case Study: Indent
  • Deleting Solid Bodies
    • Delete/Keep Body Feature
  • Exercise 1: Bridging a Multibody Part
  • Exercise 2: Local Operations
  • Exercise 3: Positioning Inserted Parts
  • Exercise 4: Patterning Bodies
  • Exercise 5: Modeling Negative Space
  • Exercise 6: Combining a Multibody Part
  • Exercise 7: Indent

Lesson 2: Saving Solid Bodies

  • Multibody Part vs Assembly
  • Saving Bodies Functions
    • Default Templates
  • Case Study: Clamp
  • Insert into New Part
  • Save Bodies
  • Case Study: Boat Cleat
  • Modeling for Rapid Tooling
  • Splitting a Part into Multiple Bodies
    • Split Feature
  • Case Study: Handle
    • Saving Split Bodies
  • Automating an Assembly
  • Case Study: Using Split Part with Legacy Data
  • Exercise 8: Insert into New Part
  • Exercise 9: Split Part and Save Bodies
  • Exercise 10: Modeling for Rapid Tooling

Lesson 3: Sketching with Splines

  • Curves in Sketches
  • Using Sketch Pictures
  • Case Study: Guitar Body
  • Splines
    • Standard Spline
    • Keep it Simple
    • Creating and Manipulating Splines
    • Anatomy of a Spline
    • Spline Tools
  • Adding Spline Relations
    • Spline Handle Basics
    • Spline Handle Relations
  • Changing the Shape of a Spline
    • The Control Polygon
    • Manipulating the Spline Handles
  • Fully Defining Splines
  • Evaluating Splines
    • Spline Evaluation Tools
    • What is Curvature?
    • Evaluating Curve Quality using Curvature Combs
    • Spline Parameters
    • Other Spline Modification Tools
  • Case Study: Two Point Spline
    • Equal Curvature and Torsion Continuity
    • Evaluating Continuity with Curvature Combs
  • Analyzing Solid Geometry
    • Display Curvature
    • Zebra Stripes
    • Surface Curvature Combs
  • Case Study: Torsion Continuity
  • Style Spline
  • Case Study: Watering Can Handle
    • Style Spline Types
    • Style Spline Tools
  • Fit Spline
  • Case Study: Coffee Cup
    • Fit Spline Parameters
    • Fit Spline Tolerance
    • Splines Summary
  • Exercise 11: Fleur-de-lis
  • Exercise 12: Soda Bottle
  • Exercise 13: Spline Practice
  • Exercise 14: Coffee Cup Handle
  • Exercise 15: Fun with Splines

Lesson 4: Introduction to Sweeping

  • Sweeping
    • Sweep Requirements
  • Case Study: Faux Raised Panel Door
  • Sweep with Guide Curves
  • Case Study: Bottle Body
    • Pierce Relation
    • Showing Intermediate Sections
    • Multi-thickness Shell
  • The SelectionManager
  • Case Study: Hanger Bracket
  • Exercise 16: Oval Foot Drawer Pull
    • Symmetrical Splines
  • Exercise 17: Tire Iron
    • Circular Profile Sweep
    • Dome Feature
  • Exercise 18: Starship Fuselage
  • Exercise 19: Build Your Own Bottle

Lesson 5: 3D Sketching and Curve Features

  • Curve Features
  • Case Study: Spring
  • Sweeping Along a 3D Path
  • 3D Sketching
    • Using Reference Planes
    • Additional Techniques
    • Space Handle
    • Subset of Sketch Entities and Relations
  • Helix Curve
    • Helix and Spiral Feature
  • Creating a 3D Curve from Orthogonal Views
  • Projected Curve Feature
  • Combining Curves
    • Composite Curve Feature
  • Smoothing Transitions
  • Exercise 20: 3D Sketching
  • Exercise 21: 3D Sketching with Planes
    • Activating a Plane
    • Creating a Plane within a D Sketch
  • Exercise 22: D-cell Flashlight Spring
  • Exercise 23: Water Bottle Cage

Lesson 6: Threads and Library Feature Parts

  • Bottle Features
    • Library Feature Parts
  • Case Study: Modeling Threads
    • Thread Feature
    • Thread Profile
  • Saving a Library Feature Part
  • Performance Considerations
    • Performance Settings in System Options
    • Performance Settings in Document Properties
    • Suppressing Features
    • Using the Freeze Bar
  • Case Study: Adding the Label Outline
    • Designing a Library Feature Part
    • Library Feature File Locations
    • Anatomy of a Library Feature Part
    • File Explorer
    • Dissolve Library Feature
  • Creating the Sweep Path
    • Splitting a Face
  • Sweeping Along Model Edges
    • Propagate Along Tangent Edges
  • Exercise 24: Worm Gear
  • Exercise 25: Adding the Bottle Lip
  • Exercise 26: Starship Continued

Lesson 7: Advanced Sweeping

  • Sweep Options
  • Additional Sweep Settings
  • Profile Orientation
    • Intermediate Sections
    • Follow Path
    • Keep Normal Constant
  • Case Study: Keep Normal Constant
  • Intersection Curve Feature
  • Visualizing Sweep Sections
    • Face Curves
    • Controlling Twist
  • Case Study: Controlling Twist
  • Case Study: Controlling Twist with Guide Curves
  • Case Study: Align with End Faces
    • Sweeping Along Non-tangent Edges
  • Solid Profile
  • Case Study: Drill Bit
  • Exercise 27: Twist Along Path
    • Defining Twist
  • Exercise :28 Controlling Twist with Guide Curves
    • Equation Driven Curve
    • What do the Equations Mean?
  • Exercise 29: Makeup Case
  • Exercise 30: Mouse
  • Exercise 31: Blower Housing

Lesson 8: Introduction to Loft and Boundary Features

  • Comparing Complex Features
  • How Lofting and Boundary Work
  • Case Study: Defroster Vent
  • Loft Feature
    • Preparation of the Profiles
    • Merge Tangent Faces
    • Start and End Constraints
  • Boundary Feature
    • Boundary with Surfaces
    • SelectionManager in Loft and Boundary
  • Case Study: Lofted Merge
  • Case Study: Reusing Sketches
  • Copying a Sketch
  • Modify Sketch
  • Derived Sketches
  • Boundary Preview Options
  • Sketch Block and Library Feature Profiles
  • Exercise 32: Lofted Vase
  • Exercise 33: Creating a Transition
  • Exercise 34: Light Cover
  • Exercise 35: Sketch Blocks as Profiles
    • Curve Through XYZ
    • Sketch Blocks

Lesson 9: Advanced Loft and Boundary Features

  • Additional Curves in Loft and Boundary
  • Centerline Lofting
  • Case Study: Heat Shield
    • Sharing Sketches
  • Loft Preview Options
  • Adding Sketch Segments
    • Segment
    • Split Entities
  • Cleaning Up a Model
    • Deleting Faces
  • Delete Face Feature
  • Evaluating Edges
    • Deviation Analysis
  • Face Fillets
  • Case Study: Hook
    • Planning a Modeling Strategy
  • Curve Influence
  • Exercise 36: Hook Continued
  • Exercise 37: Funnel
    • Conics
  • Exercise 38: Rocker Arm

Lesson 10: Advanced Filleting and Other Features

  • Fillet Settings
  • Fillet Parameters
    • Fillet Method
    • Fillet Profile
  • Constant Size Fillets
    • Multiple Radius
    • Setback Parameters
  • Delete Face: Delete and Fill
  • Partial Edge Parameters
  • Fillet Options
    • Select Through Faces
    • Keep Features
    • Round Corners
    • Overflow Options
  • Variable Size Fillets
    • Variable Size Control Points
    • Variable Size Fillet Profile
    • Straight and Smooth Transitions
    • Zero Radius Values
  • Face Fillets
    • Curvature Continuous Fillets
    • Radial or Chord Width Definition
    • Hold Lines
  • FilletXpert
  • Other Advanced Features
  • Wrap Feature
  • Deform Feature
    • Point Deformation
    • Curve to Curve Deformation
    • Surface Push Deformation
    • Joining Surfaces
    • Knit Surface Feature
  • Direct Editing
    • Move Face Feature
  • Exercise 39: Variable Radius Fillet
  • Exercise 40: Face Fillets
  • Exercise 41: Bottle Fillets
  • Exercise 42: Watering Can
  • Exercise 43: Delete Face
  • Exercise 44: Direct Editing


"Excellent approach and layout of the SOLIDWORKS Advanced Part Modeling course. Instructor was very knowledgeable. Javelin provides world class training and support!"

— Boris Nincevic, Peel Regional Cancer Center

"Instructor was very good at explaining concepts. Helped to speed up my ability to create parts"

— Peter Edmonds, Ontario Inc.

"This course was able to expand on the previous knowledge I obtained through the SOLIDWORKS Essentials course. The instructor was very knowledgeable with SOLIDWORKS."

— Peter Edmonds, Ontario Inc.

"The course provided me with an understanding of modeling complex curved solids which is exactly what I was looking for!"

— Rob Buchanan, Jefferson Elora Corp.

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.

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