SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration

Learn the basics of CAD administration in a SOLIDWORKS and PDM environment

Training Course Contents

The SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration course is designed to cover the basics of CAD administration in a SOLIDWORKS and PDM environment, as well as solutions to installation deployment for large groups of users.

The course is an interactive discussion of the administrative challenges commonly encountered in a SOLIDWORKS environment as well as methods of addressing those challenges. The class is geared toward anyone who is the designated CAD Administrator for their company or department.

Course Info at a glance

Online 1/2 Day (4 hours/day)

Basic/Intermediate Level

Live Hands-on Instructor Led Training

Requirements & Benefits


Significant knowledge of the Windows OS

Basic experience with SOLIDWORKS

Basic file structure knowledge

Features Targeted

File structure & storage considerations

Upgrades & Service Pack Updates

Working with SOLIDWORKS Admin

Skills you will acquire

Manage Licensing

Hardware Optimization

Windows OS Optimization

SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration Lessons

This course will concentrate on the following topics:

  • SOLIDWORKS Licensing
  • Individual SOLIDWORKS Installation
  • Mass SOLIDWORKS Deployment
  • Hardware and Operating System Optimization
  • SOLIDWORKS Network Environments
  • SOLIDWORKS File Structure and Storage Considerations
  • SOLIDWORKS User Customization and Configuration
  • SOLIDWORKS Upgrades and Service Pack Updates
  • SOLIDWORKS File Types


"Thanks very much for the great training received this week, you are a true wizard at PDM, we learned a tremendous amount of information and how powerful a tool PDM can be for a company like ours.  We look forward to the final steps when we implement this later this month."

— Chris White, Mechanical Designer, Quickmill Inc.

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 SOLIDWORKS CAD Administration class from the list below

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