SOLIDWORKS for Machinists

Learn how to create and modify Parts and Assemblies

Training Course Contents

This training course is designed for CNC machinists, programmers and setters, who are interested in gaining basic SOLIDWORKS modeling skills for machining with SOLIDWORKS CAM software.

This 2 day course covers the knowledge needed so that parts that are going to be machined on a mill or lathe can be modeled from scratch using SOLIDWORKS or existing SOLIDWORKS parts can be modified.

Note: this is not a replacement for the SOLIDWORKS CAM Essentials course and is ideal for machinists who require basic SOLIDWORKS training.

This training course will help you to:

  • Create parametric sketches
  • Create parts and build assemblies
  • Create and control different versions of parts with configurations
  • Modify parts for machining and machining stock

Course Info at a glance

2 Day course (7 hours/day)

Basic course Level

Live instructor led training

Requirements & Benefits

Requirements

Basic Windows Knowledge

Mechanical Design Experience

Features Targeted

Sketching & Feature creation

Part Creation & Modification

Bottom-up Assembly Modeling

Skills you will acquire

Able to create SOLIDWORKS parts

Able to build assemblies

Able to configure parts

SOLIDWORKS for Machinists Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Basics and the User Interface

  • What is SOLIDWORKS Software?
  • Design Intent
  • File References
  • Opening Files
  • The SOLIDWORKS User Interface
  • Using the Command Manager

Lesson 2: Introduction to Sketching

  • 2D Sketching
  • Stages in the Process
  • Saving Files
  • Sketching
  • Sketch Entities
  • Basic Sketching
  • Rules That Govern Sketches
  • Design Intent
  • Sketch Relations
  • Dimensions
  • Extrude
  • Sketching Guidelines

Lesson 3: Basic Part Modeling

  • Basic Modeling
  • Terminology
  • Choosing the Best Profile
  • Choosing the Sketch Plane
  • Details of the Part
  • Boss Feature
  • Sketching on a Planar Face
  • Cut Feature
  • Using the Hole Wizard
  • View Selector
  • Filleting
  • Editing Tools
  • Detailing Basics
  • Drawing Views
  • Center Marks
  • Dimensioning
  • Changing Parameters

Lesson 4: Symmetry and Draft 

  • Design Intent
  • Boss Feature with Draft
  • Symmetry in the Sketch
  • Sketching Inside the Model
  • View Options
  • Using Model Edges in a Sketch
  • Creating Trimmed Sketch Geometry
  • Copy & Paste Features

Lesson 5: Patterning

  • Why Use Patterns?
  • Linear Pattern
  • Circular Patterns
  • Reference Geometry
  • Mirror Patterns
  • Using Pattern Seed Only
  • Up To Reference
  • Sketch Driven Patterns

Lesson 6: Revolved Features

  • Design Intent
  • Revolved Features
  • Edit Material

Lesson 7: Editing: Repairs

  • Part Editing
  • Editing Topics
  • Sketch Issues
  • FilletXpert
  • DraftXpert

Lesson 8: Editing: Design Changes

  • Part Editing
  • Design Changes
  • Information From a Model
  • Rebuilding Tools
  • Sketch Contours
  • Replace Sketch Entity

Lesson 9: Configurations

  • Using Configurations
  • Other Methods to Create Configurations
  • Modeling Strategies for Configurations
  • Editing Part that Have Configurations
  • Design Library

Lesson 10: Bottom-Up Assembly Modeling

  • Case Study: Universal Joint
  • Bottom-Up Assembly
  • Creating a New Assembly
  • Position of the First Component
  • FeatureManager Design Tree and Symbols
  • Adding Components
  • Mating Components
  • Using Part Configurations in Assemblies
  • Sub-assemblies
  • Smart Mates
  • Inserting Sub-assemblies
  • Pack and Go

Lesson 11: Using Assemblies

  • Analyzing the Assembly
  • Checking for Clearances
  • Changing the Values of Dimensions

Appendix

  • Options Settings
  • Document Templates

Testimonials

"I'm transitioning from AutoCAD to SOLIDWORKS and this course has allowed me to get up to speed quickly so that I can confidently work in SOLIDWORKS now."

— Gerard Cormier, SPI Health and Safety

"Without hesitation, I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in growing their abilities within the engineering industry. The content was bountiful, the instructor was helpful, and the pace was the perfect balance of comfort and challenge."

— Sarah Rauer, Phybridge

"The method of instruction in teaching SOLIDWORKS Essentials was very effective. Each lesson was informative and complemented with time for practice in the form of exercises that reinforced the skills that were clearly demonstrated during lecture time. Extremely patient, the instructor always made sure to answer questions and clarify answers. I am certainly better prepared with more skills and more efficient CAD techniques."

— Joe Felice, Self Employed

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.

Advantages
  • 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.

Advantages
  • 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.

Advantages
  • 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 for Machinists class from the list below

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    Monday, 29th April, 20242 Day (7 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
    Wednesday, 24th July, 20242 Day (7 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote
    Wednesday, 23rd October, 20242 Day (7 hours/day)OnlineGet a Quote

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